88+ Motivational Quotes on Overcoming Life’s Challenges

88+ Motivational Quotes on Overcoming Life's Challenges

Life is filled with its ups and downs. And every once in awhile, we find ourselves either in happiness or facing a struggle that comes to test our resilience and or integrity.

Within such challenges often lies an opportunity to push ourselves forward in life by overcoming them. Such victory can leave us with lessons that will go a long way to make us stronger in the face of any other future challenges.

Our ability to overcome such challenges often lies in the way we feel and think about ourselves and what exactly our expectations and beliefs are. Both of these factors are very important in determining how we handle challenges in our lives.

So, everything starts in your thoughts. When your thought pattern changes, everything around you changes. It’s with your thoughts that you can transform the quality of your life.

1.

We acquire the strength we have overcome.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson
We acquire the strength we have overcome. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
2.

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.

– Ernest Hemmingway
The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places. - Ernest Hemmingway
3.

Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.

– George S. Patton
Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory. - George S. Patton
4.

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

– Martha Graham
Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men. - Martha Graham
5.

You don’t become enormously successful without encountering a number of extremely challenging problems.

– Mark Victor Hansen
You don’t become enormously successful without encountering a number of extremely challenging problems. - Mark Victor Hansen
6.

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

– Helen Keller
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. - Helen Keller
7.

My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.

– Michael Jordan
My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength. - Michael Jordan
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The most beautiful people I’ve known are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.

– Elizabeth Kübler-Ross
The most beautiful people I’ve known are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. - Elizabeth Kübler-Ross
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Don’t quit. You’re already in pain. You’re already hurt. Get a reward from it.

– Eric Thomas
Don't quit. You're already in pain. You're already hurt. Get a reward from it. - Eric Thomas
10.

It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out, it’s the pebble in your shoe.

– Muhammad Ali
It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out, it’s the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali
11.

When life makes us face difficult situations – such as a personal loss – we have to understand that eternity is taking one more step.

– Paulo Coelho
12.

If you compared your troubles, or challenges, with those of others, you would surely find that there are those whose troubles make yours look like minor inconveniences.

– Catherine Pulsifer
If you compared your troubles, or challenges, with those of others, you would surely find that there are those whose troubles make yours look like minor inconveniences. - Catherine Pulsifer
13.

We don’t develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.

– Barbara De Angelis
14.

You will face your greatest opposition when you are closest to your biggest miracle.

– Shannon L. Alder
You will face your greatest opposition when you are closest to your biggest miracle. - Shannon L. Alder
15.

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.

– Tommy Lasorda
16.

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.

– Chinese Proverb
17.

To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like.

– Mike Kafka
To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can't just accept the ones you like. - Mike Kafka
18.

What comes easy won’t last. What lasts won’t come easy.

19.

When faced with a challenge, look for a way, not a way out.

– David Weatherford
20.

Don’t run away from a challenge. Instead, run toward it, the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet and the more difficult the victory; the greater the happiness in winning.

– Kemmy Nola
21.

He who doesn’t want to face his challenges shall always face challenges!

– Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
He who doesn’t want to face his challenges shall always face challenges! - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
22.

You should never regret anything in life. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, its experience.

23.

All problems become smaller if you don’t dodge them but confront them.

– William F. Halsey, Sr.
24.

A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.

– Franklin D. Roosevelt
A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
25.

There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.

– Malcolm X
26.

You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.

– Marcus Aurelius
26. You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. - Marcus Aurelius
27.

Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.

– Jamie Paolinetti
28.

You will never know your limits until you push yourself to them.

29.

Our ability to handle life’s challenges is a measure of our strength of character.

– Les Brown
Our ability to handle life's challenges is a measure of our strength of character. - Les Brown
30.

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson
31.

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

– Molière
32.

If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.

– Seth Godin
33.

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.

– Dolly Parton
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. - Dolly Parton
34.

There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.

– Michael Phelps
35.

Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.

– Susan Gale
Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness. - Susan Gale
36.

Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.

– Bernice Johnson Reagon
Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are. - Bernice Johnson Reagon
37.

Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.

– George Edward Woodberry
38.

Be Happy, it drives people crazy!

Be Happy, it drives people crazy!
39.

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.

– Winston Churchill
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty. - Winston Churchill
40.

The broken heart. You think you will die, but you keep living, day after day after terrible day.

– Charles Dickens
41.

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

– Gail Sheehy
To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist. - Gail Sheehy
42.

Always listen to experts. They’ll tell you what can’t be done, and why. Then do it.

– Robert A. Heinlein
43.

All of my past challenges have helped me become who I am today.

– Demo Lovato
All of my past challenges have helped me become who I am today. - Demo Lovato
44.

We become wiser by adversity; prosperity destroys our appreciation of the right.

– Lucius Anneaus Seneca
45.

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.

– Mahatma Gandhi
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. - Mahatma Gandhi
46.

Mountains cannot be surmounted except by winding paths.

– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
47.

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
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Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny…

– C.S. Lewis
49.

The next time you face a challenge, remember that the cost of success is far cheaper than the price of failure.

– Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
The next time you face a challenge, remember that the cost of success is far cheaper than the price of failure. - Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
50.

Confidence is not “They will like me.” Confidence is “I’ll be fine if they don’t.”

51.

Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass away anyway.

– Earl Nightingale
52.

If you can’t handle stress you won’t manage success.

53.

Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a new way to stand.

– Oprah Winfrey
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand. - Oprah Winfrey
54.

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and think of what could right.

55.

Champions keep playing until they get it right.

– Billie Jean King
56.

There’s always a new challenge to keep you motivated.

– Sean Connery
There’s always a new challenge to keep you motivated. - Sean Connery
57.

Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew.

– Cicely Tyson
58.

Challenge yourself everyday to do better and be better. Remember, growth starts with a decision to move beyond your present circumstances.

– Robert Tew
59.

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.

– Robert Louis Stevenson
60.

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.

– Henry Ford
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. - Henry Ford
61.

Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson
62.

To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!

– Charlie Chaplin
63.

When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change.

– Paulo Coelho
When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change. - Paulo Coelho
64.

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

– Dale Carnegie
65.

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.

– Kenji Miyazawa
66.

Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don’t have any problems, you don’t get any seeds.

– Norman Vincent Peale
67.

Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I’ll show you someone who has overcome adversity.

– Lou Holtz
Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I’ll show you someone who has overcome adversity. - Lou Holtz
68.

Understand that it is ok to be scared or uncertain, however right beyond those barriers ultimately lies your dreams.

– Josh Hinds
69.

Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.

– Chinese Proverb
70.

There is no education like adversity.

– Benjamin Disraeli
71.

If you take each challenge one step at a time, with faith in every footstep, your strength and understanding will increase.

– James E. Faust
If you take each challenge one step at a time, with faith in every footstep, your strength and understanding will increase. - James E. Faust
72.

Be of good cheer. Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourself a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere, and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles.

– Helen Keller
73.

When you are going through hell, keep going…

– Winston Churchill
When you are going through hell, keep going... - Winston Churchill
74.

Hang on to your hat. Hang on to your hope. And wind the clock, for tomorrow is another day.

– E.B. White
75.

Everyone faces challenges in life. It’s a matter of how you learn to overcome them and use them to your advantage.

– Celestine Chua
76.

Challenges are meant to be met and overcome.

– Liu Xiang
77.

Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength to handle at the moment you can grow more surely toward the stars.

– Brian Tracy
78.

Life keeps throwing me stones. And I keep finding the diamonds.

– Ana Claudia Antunes
Life keeps throwing me stones. And I keep finding the diamonds. - Ana Claudia Antunes
79.

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
80.

Remember that life’s greatest lessons are usually learned at the worst times and from the worst mistakes.

81.

If it doesn’t challenge you it doesn’t change you.

– Fred Devito
If it doesn’t challenge you it doesn’t change you. - Fred Devito
82.

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

– Ray Davis
83.

A new challenge keeps the brain kicking and the heart ticking.

– E.A. Bucchianeri
A new challenge keeps the brain kicking and the heart ticking. - E.A. Bucchianeri
84.

The challenges in our lives are there to STRENGTHEN our CONVICTIONS. They are NOT there to run us over.

– Nick Vujicic
85.

The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.

– Vince Lombardi
86.

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

– Christopher Reeve
87.

Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.

– Robert H. Schuller
88.

Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back a boundary-line and adding to one’s liberty.

– Henri Frederic Amiel
89.

You may encounter many defeats but you must not be defeated.

– Maya Angelou
You may encounter many defeats but you must not be defeated. - Maya Angelou
90.

Challenges in life can either enrich you or poison you. You are the one who decides.

– Steve Maraboli
Challenges in life can either enrich you or poison you. You are the one who decides. - Steve Maraboli
91.

Falling down is an accident; staying down is a choice.

Falling down is an accident; staying down is a choice.
92.

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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That which does not kill us makes us stronger.

– Friedrich Nietzsche
That which does not kill us makes us stronger. - Friedrich-Nietzsche

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Life's challenges are real and can either make or break you. They also come with lots of wisdom but we must look for them. Here are some great motivational quotes about challenges to uplift you and encourage to overcome them.