In the modern day rat race, we are all running towards something or away from something. From the professional to the personal there is enough to challenge us. How does one keep strong, stay calm and not get sucked into the quagmire of challenges that life throws at us every day?
Often it may seem our challenges are bigger than everyone else’s around us. If you pause and look around you, you will notice that everyone who has gotten somewhere has faced their own set of disappointments and indecisions.
If you find yourself in a tough spot, here are some inspirational quotes to remind you that you are not alone and that every challenge is surmountable. You only have to believe in yourself because challenges always bring out the best in you.
My interest in life comes from setting myself huge, apparently unachievable challenges and trying to rise above them. – Richard Branson, business magnate, investor, author
It is not in the still calm of life, or the repose of a pacific station, that great characters are formed. The habits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties. – Abigail Adams, Former First Lady of the US
Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss. – Ralph Waldo Emerson, essayist, lecturer, philosopher
When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. —Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of USA
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. – John Wooden, American basketball player
You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.—Maya Angelou, poet, singer, Civil Rights activist
We were all born with a certain degree of power. The key to success is discovering this innate power and using it daily to deal with whatever challenges come our way. Les Brown, author, motivational speaker
While on top of Everest, I looked across the valley towards the great peak Makalu and mentally worked out a route about how it could be climbed. It showed me that even though I was standing on top of the world, it wasn’t the end of everything. I was still looking beyond to other interesting challenges. – Edmund Hillary, mountaineer, explorer
Channel your energy and your inner strength, and face them with courage and confidence.
Tell us what do you do when you face challenges? How do you motivate yourself to keep going?