45 Overcoming Obstacles Quotes and Sayings

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There are a variety of obstacles we will be forced to confront in our lifetime. From taking a hold of new opportunities to the challenges we face from mistakes, here are some great overcoming obstacles quotes and sayings to get you motivated.

“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”

“A man does what he must – in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures – and that is the basis of all human morality.”

“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.”

“By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination.”

“Concern yourself more with accepting responsibility than with assigning blame. Let the possibilities inspire you more than the obstacles discourage you.”

“Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.”

“Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.”

“Happiness is dependent on self-discipline. We are the biggest obstacles to our own happiness. It is much easier to do battle with society and with others than to fight our own nature.”

“History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.”

“I don’t really think in terms of obstacles. My biggest obstacle is always myself.”

“I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.”

“I thrive on obstacles. If I’m told that it can’t be told, then I push harder.”

“If the leader is filled with high ambition and if he pursues his aims with audacity and strength of will, he will reach them in spite of all obstacles.”

“If you are busy focusing on the falling bricks, you will never realize that they are truly stepping stones you need to cross over to the next phase of your life.”

“If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.”

“If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But 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.”

“In order to succeed, people need a sense of self-efficacy, to struggle together with resilience to meet the inevitable obstacles and inequities of life.”

“I’ve always found that anything worth achieving will always have obstacles in the way and you’ve got to have that drive and determination to overcome those obstacles on route to whatever it is that you want to accomplish.”

“I’ve learned at the book signings that everyone has obstacles.”

“Joy is of the will which labours, which overcomes obstacles, which knows triumph.”

“Life’s up and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine your values and goals. Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones to build the life you want.”

“Man learns through experience, and the spiritual path is full of different kinds of experiences. He will encounter many difficulties and obstacles, and they are the very experiences he needs to encourage and complete the cleansing process.”

“Most people are enduring a marginalized isolation. One of the great obstacles to modern friendships is the ‘religion of rush.’ People are rushing all the time through time. Friendship takes time.”

“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.”

“Obstacles, of course, are developmentally necessary: they teach kids strategy, patience, critical thinking, resilience and resourcefulness.”

“Of my two handicaps, being female put many more obstacles in my path than being black.”

“One way or the other, if you want to find reasons why you shouldn’t keep on, you’ll find ’em. The obstacles are all there; there are a million of ’em.”

“One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.”

“Our most beautiful dreams are born from our most unpleasant nightmares.”

“Overcoming what frightens you the most strengthens you the most.”

“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.”

“Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.”

“Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.”

“Real obstacles don’t take you in circles. They can be overcome. Invented ones are like a maze.”

“Regardless of the obstacles or hurdles that are ahead of you, regardless of the opponent, regardless of the odds, your goal and objective always is to win. I think that’s part of sports.”

“Some fish love to swim upstream. Some people love to overcome challenges.”

“Some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.”

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

“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.”

“There are no negatives in life, only challenges to overcome that will make you stronger.”

“There are plenty of difficult obstacles in your path. Don’t allow yourself to become one of them.”

“When a man and a woman have an overwhelming passion for each other, it seems to me, in spite of such obstacles dividing them as parents or husband, that they belong to each other in the name of Nature, and are lovers by Divine right, in spite of human convention or the laws.”

“When we are sure that we are on the right road there is no need to plan our journey too far ahead. No need to burden ourselves with doubts and fears as to the obstacles that may bar our progress. We cannot take more than one step at a time.”

“When we tackle obstacles, we find hidden reserves of courage and resilience we did not know we had. And it is only when we are faced with failure do we realize that these resources were always there within us. We only need to find them and move on with our lives.”

“Wonder knows that while you cannot look at the light, you cannot look at anything else without it. It is not exhausted by childhood, but finds its key there.”

One of the greatest gifts we receive from the obstacles we surpass is the gift of knowledge.