Quotes About Overcoming

These quotes about overcoming adversity, challenges, and fear can strengthen your resolve during difficult times.

Life is about moving from one challenge to another and learning along the way. This is a core principle of life, without concern whether you are a child or an elderly. Dealing with challenges, obstacles, adversity, and struggles is a part of life, and everyone has to go through it. Every obstacle you overcome increases your confidence and makes you a better and more successful person.

The courage to address life’s challenges head-on lies within each of us. You will never realize your full potential without taking on what life throws at you and still thrive. Here are some quotes about overcoming life’s challenges from people who have some good insights on the matter.

Quotes About Overcoming Adversity, Obstacles & Fear

The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.

Never give in to the obstacles that lie in your path towards the achievement of your dreams.
Lailah Gifty Akita

It’s part of life to have obstacles. It’s about overcoming obstacles; that’s the key to happiness.
Herbie Hancock

A positive attitude can destroy every negative obstacle.
Terry Mark

The mere fact that you have obstacles to overcome is in your favor.
Robert Collier

Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
Michael Jordan

Many times we are our worst enemy. If we could learn to conquer ourselves, then we will have a much easier time overcoming the obstacles that are in front of us.
Stephan Labossiere

Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have.
Norman Vincent Peale

For every obstacle, there is a solution. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. The greatest mistake is giving up.

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Overcoming Obstacles

Some people need a superhero to save them, but I am my own superhero. All I need is myself, my strengths, and the fiery passions in my heart to overcome the obstacles in my life.
Imania Margria

You will find joy in overcoming obstacles.
Helen Keller

If you have a big destiny, you’re going to have to meet and face some big demons. But the good news is that your strength and power is big enough to conquer them all. You are strong enough to overcome all obstacles in your way and to fulfill your Destiny.
Jeanette Coron

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Addressing Adversity

All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me….You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.
Walt Disney

Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.
Thomas Carlyle

Laugh in the face of adversity, and leap before you look. Dance as though EVERYBODY is watching—March to the beat of your own drummer. And stubbornly refuse to fit in.
Mandy Hale

Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe training has on the pugilist: it reduces him to his fighting weight.
Josh Billings

Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn so that we see ourselves as we really are.
Arthur Golden

Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.
Napoleon Hill

Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.
Martha Graham

If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person. It’s how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.
Bill Clinton

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant. If it did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
Charlotte Bronte

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Dealing with Fear Quotes

Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt, or fear.
Dan Millman

F – False
E – Evidence
A – Appearing
R – Real

Fear echoes your self-defined limitations, not your actual ones. To change your self-image, you must face what scares you.
Vironika Tugaleva

It’s okay to be scared. Being scared means, you’re about to do something really, really brave.
Mandy Hale

Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will.

What is the biggest thing that stops people from living their lives in the present moment? Fear – and we must learn how to overcome fear.
Brian Weiss

Everything you have ever wanted is sitting on the other side of fear.
George Addair

Courage doesn’t mean you that you don’t get afraid; courage means that you don’t let fear stop you.

Thinking will not overcome fear, but action will.
W. Clement Stone

To escape fear, you have to go through it, not around.
Richie Norton

There is no illusion greater than fear.
Lao Tzu

He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fear is a powerful enemy, but not one too strong to overcome.
Kiley Kellermeyer

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Handling Anxiety Quotations

(Slow breathing) is like an anchor in the midst of an emotional storm: the anchor won’t make the storm goes away, but it will hold you steady until it passes.
Russ Harris

You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.
Dan Millman.

I promise you nothing is as chaotic as it seems. Nothing is worth your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself into stress, anxiety, and fear.
Steve Maraboli

If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.
Amit Ray

Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.
Walter Anderson

Do not let your difficulties fill you with anxiety; after all, it is only in the darkest nights that stars shine more brightly.
Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S

You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway.
Steve Maraboli

Overcoming Depression Quotes

Keep yourself busy if you want to avoid depression. For me, inactivity is the enemy.
Matt Lucas

Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.
Dodie Smith

Depression, as far as I’m concerned, is just a waste of time.
Helen Reddy

I’ve had some dark nights of the soul, of course, but giving in to depression would be a sellout, a defeat.
Christopher Hitchens

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Meeting Challenges Sayings

Some fish love to swim upstream. Some people love to overcome challenges.
Amit Ray

There are no negatives in life, only challenges to overcome that will make you stronger.
Eric R. Bates

The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he’s dead.
Bette Davis

The tests we face in life’s journey are not to reveal our weaknesses but to help us discover our inner strengths. We can only know how strong we are when we strive and thrive beyond the challenges we face.
Kemi Sogunle

I don’t run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run towards it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your foot.
Nadia Comaneci

One thing about challenges in life is: through them, we learn how to overcome them.

To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist.
Gail Sheehy

Our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant, and to face the challenge of change.
Martin Luther King Jr.

If you are facing a new challenge or being asked to do something that you have never done before, don’t be afraid to step out. You have more capability than you think you do, but you will never see it unless you place a demand on yourself for more.
Joyce Meyer

Working Through Struggles

Do not fear the conflict, and do not flee from it; where there is no struggle, there is no virtue.
John of Kronstadt

We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future.
Steve Maraboli

When we have struggles in this life, just knowing that God has a plan that is for our good can give us hope for the future.
Crystal McDowell

What you are and who you are should provide greater clarity about where you have been and where you are headed. Although one distinguishes spiritual from physical nature, the ultimate unification of the two is the consequence of the struggle for internal, external, and eternal – peace.
T.F. Hodge

Comedy is a necessity to get through life with the fewest scars. Humor is the best antidote to help relieve all struggles.
Suzy Kassem

Your strength will be found when you stop struggling with yourself instead of thinking everyone is a struggle worth overcoming. Every obstacle in life is a lesson that teaches us, not others.
Shannon L. Alder

Those who overcome great challenges will be changed, and often in unexpected ways. For our struggles enter our lives as unwelcome guests, but they bring valuable gifts.
Steve Goodier

Whenever you feel a little stricken down in pain, think about this. The knife has to be sharpened by striking and rubbing it against something strong before it can become useful! You are going to be great after the struggles.
Israelmore Ayivor

Good Overcoming Obstacles Quotes

Overcoming my dad telling me that I could never amount to anything is what has made me the megalomaniac that you see today.

A challenge only becomes an obstacle when you bow to it.
Ray A. Davis

True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.
Paul Sweeney

Be willing to have it so. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
William James

One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
Albert Schweitzer

There’s nothing like overcoming something that scares you so much. Nothing feels better.
Laura Wilkinson

We all have obstacles. The feeling of satisfaction comes by overcoming something.
Marta Vieira da Silva

The future will present insurmountable problems- only when we consider them insurmountable.
Thomas S. Monson

I love overcoming challenges and fear.
Laura Wilkinson

By Liz Olson

Liz is a writer based in Minneapolis.


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