Overcoming Challenge Quotes To Help You Move Forward

Here are some of my favorite Overcoming Challenge Quotes. Please feel free to drop me a note with your favorite Overcoming Challenge Quotes and I’d be happy to include it in this list.

Overcoming Challenge Quotes by Nelson Mandela

challenge quote by Nelson Mandela

Do you feel the whole world is on top of you, you can’t see a way out, you can’t move forward, and you need some inspiration.

On my life’s journey and in my book I talk about smashing down those brick walls, so this picture is quite relevant, have a look and feel with it, feel yourself breaking through that wall, visualize it.

I now do, and it took me along time to understand the challenges that I faced, that I could conquer them.

I now welcome the brick walls that come my way because once I have knocked down that brick wall, I have grown a little more, I have learnt a little more, and I have moved so much closer to my goal, and yes it took me a long time to get to this point, but now when these Challenges come I welcome them as I realized that I have grown and moved forward and now I am on the next step to my journey of total fulfillment, and it excites me.
In my book,Overcoming Life’s Challenges I candidly discuss how I overcame a troubled childhood, alcoholism, an eating disorder, bankruptcy and numerous health issues to find love, financial success and physical well-being. I talk about how I have taken the journey out of the darkness and into the light.
I never thought I would be able to drag myself out of the deep hole that I was in but I did, and never gave up until I did.

I truly believe you can too.
If you need someone to talk to go to my Contact Page, I am here to listen.

(A) Overcoming Challenge Quotes

I believe that I was lucky to have suffered.
Some people don’t realize that in suffering there is great potential, because if you are deprived for any reason.
Politically, financially, socially or otherwise and if you set your mind in the right direction, you will find that the only way to survive is for you to excel, by being better so you can be treated better.
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh

I wanted to be the exception to the other kids, but in the right way.
We have a lot of suffering in our part of the world, but that suffering is, in a way, a blessing.
Obviously, I could not afford to go to school without a scholarship, so that meant I had to excel in order to get one.
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh

Despite the immense challenges that we have faced and continue to face, we refuse to indulge in negativity or pessimism.
We are an organization that believes in empowering people to be their best.
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh

I will continue to distribute blankets, sleeping bags, warm clothing and food on a regular basis, in the hope that my modest efforts will give some comfort to those people we are able help.
Mohamed Al-Fayed

We’re getting hurt, but I’m a long-term investor.
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud

China has really succeeded because of its stability.
So my feeling is, how they are going to maintain this fantastic stability in a very fast changing economic situation.
I think this is a challenge we face, how the global region will evolve in stability with such a fast growth.
If they succeed to do that, no doubt, in the next generation it will be the major area of the world, economically.
Overcoming Challenge Quotes by Bernard Arnault

(B) Overcoming Challenge Quotes

I’ve got the greatest job in the world.
There’s no other job in government where cause and effect is so tightly coupled where you can make a difference every day in so many different ways and in so many different people’s lives.
It’s a great challenge.
Michael Bloomberg

(C) Overcoming Challenge Quotes

It is clear that global challenges must be met with an emphasis on peace, in harmony with others, with strong alliances and international consensus.
Imperfect as it may be, there is no doubt that this can best be done through the United Nations, not merely to preserve peace but also to make change, even radical change, without violence.
Jimmy Carter

We will have an unchallenged, open, panoramic opportunity on a global scale to demonstrate the finest aspects of what we know in this country: peace, freedom, democracy, human rights, benevolent sharing, love, the easing of human suffering.
Is that going to be our list of priorities or not?
Jimmy Carter

If you have a task to perform and are vitally interested in it, excited and challenged by it, and then you will exert maximum energy.
But in the excitement, the pain of fatigue dissipates, and the exuberance of what you hope to achieve overcomes the weariness.
Jimmy Carter

People would ask me how I could stand the long campaigning, how I could stand being charged with the responsibilities of a great nation, one of the most powerful and difficult jobs in the world.
It wasn’t any more difficult than picking cotton all day or shaking peanuts.
Jimmy Carter

Only as a warrior can one withstand the path of knowledge.
A warrior cannot complain or regret anything.
His life is an endless challenge, and challenges cannot possibly be good or bad.
Challenges are simply challenges.
Carlos Castaneda

Climate change should be seen as the greatest challenge to face man and treated as a much bigger priority in the United Kingdom.
Prince Charles

I think we’re going to find, with climate change and everything else, things like global warming and goodness knows what else and the cost of fuel for a start, that things are going to become very complicated.

Prince Charles

Never give in – never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
Never yield to force, – never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.
Winston Churchill

We shall fight on the beaches.
We shall fight on the landing grounds.
We shall fight in the fields, and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills.
We shall never surrender!
Overcoming Challenge Quotes by Winston Churchill

The challenges of change are always hard.
It is important that we begin to unpack those challenges that confront this nation and realize that we each have a role that requires us to change and become more responsible for shaping our own future.
Hillary Rodham Clinton

The challenge is to practice politics as the art of making what appears to be impossible, possible.
Hillary Rodham Clinton

A warrior of light who trusts too much in his intelligence will end up underestimating the power of his opponent.
Paulo Coelho

A lot of compelling stories in the world aren’t being told, and the fact that people don’t know about them compounds the suffering.

To me, there is value in bearing witness to what is happening to people who are living their lives with great dignity in the face of horror.
Anderson Cooper

I was always acting primarily with shareholder interests in mind.
It’s also true I’ve always had a fairly moralistic attitude to business, and would not do anything that I considered improper.
As a consequence, I have occasionally pursued issues during my career that other people might have avoided.
Chris Corrigan

I think Virgin Blue is still a very promising and exciting business.
Now, I know that’s not a view that’s widely held in the market but I think the market is simply throwing it into the too-hard basket at the present time because of the oil price events.
But we think it is still a very exciting business.
Chris Corrigan

In business, one of the challenges is making sure that your product is the easiest to experience and complete a sale.
Mark Cuban

Creating a close connection to those you do business with has its many risks, rewards and consequences.
There are few things in business I have encountered that are more difficult than firing someone, particularly if that someone has always been, or has become a friend.
On the flip side, I have been rewarded with many friends.
Mark Cuban

(D) Overcoming Challenge Quotes

I’d say it’s been my biggest problem all my life, its money.
It takes a lot of money to make these dreams come true.
Walt Disney

(E) Overcoming Challenge Quotes

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly.
Albert Einstein

When you innovate, you’ve got to be prepared for everyone telling you you’re nuts.

Larry Ellison

(F) Overcoming Challenge Quotes

The Net as a whole is not that reliable, so our blips in service don’t cause major problems.
However, we are certainly working on improving our own reliability as well as those sites that we depend on.
David Filo

(G) Overcoming Challenge Quotes

When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won.
There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall.. think of it, always.
Mahatma Gandhi

We may never be strong enough to be entirely nonviolent in thought, word and deed.
But we must keep nonviolence as our goal and make strong progress towards it.
Overcoming Challenge Quotes by Mahatma Gandhi

We’re responsible for the creation of the PC industry.
The whole idea of compatible machines and lots of software, that’s something we brought to computing.
And so it’s a responsibility for us to make sure that things like security don’t get in the way of that dream.
Bill Gates

We’re at the point now where the challenge isn’t how to communicate effectively with e-mail; it’s ensuring that you spend your time on the e-mail that matters most.
Bill Gates

I’m quite worried about the fiscal imbalances that we’ve got and what that might mean in terms of financial crisis ahead.
Bill Gates

Think, for a moment, about our educational ladder.
We’ve strengthened the steps lifting students from elementary school to junior high, and those from junior high to high school.
But, that critical step taking students from high school into adulthood is badly broken. And it can no longer support the weight it must bear.
Melinda Gates

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.


There are many qualities that make a great leader.
But having strong beliefs, being able to stick with them through popular and unpopular times, is the most important characteristic of a great leader.
Rudy Giuliani

When you confront a problem you begin to solve it.
Rudy Giuliani

(H) Overcoming Challenge Quotes

I went to the brink many times.
A couple of times I thought “I’m gone, This is it.”
But then you would just keep working.
I think if you’re close to the brink and just make sure that you work twice as hard and put twice as much effort into everything and the people around you and everything, you should come through.
Gerry Harvey

The good things take care of themselves.
We want to find all the negatives.
Wayne Huizenga

I don’t want to be just a voice on the phone.

I have to get to know these guys face-to-face and develop a sincere relationship.
That way, if we run into problems in a deal, it doesn’t get adversarial.
We trust each other and have the confidence we can work things out.
Wayne Huizenga

(I) Overcoming Challenge Quotes

It was quite tough, not many opportunities.
I remember in primary school, one of my teachers said, “As for you young man, you haven’t got much of a future.”
John Ilhan

It’s a very, very tough market.
So unless you do a really good job, you buy the right products from the manufacturers, you service the customer, they keep coming back, they bring their friends in, it’s all about numbers, numbers, numbers.
Overcoming Challenge Quotes by John Ilhan

Don’t let anyone say you can’t do it.
John Ilhan

I’m an optimist.
I’ve always believed the future is going to be better than the past.
And I also believe I have a role in that.
The great thing about human beings, myself in particular, is that I can change.
I can do better.
If you can get up every day, stay optimistic, and believe the future is better than the past, those few things get you through a lot of tough times.
Jeffrey Immelt

My family gave me values that have sustained me through situations that would challenge any person.

My personal relationship with the Lord inspires me in all I do.
Kathy Ireland

(J) Overcoming Challenge Quotes

A lot of companies have chosen to downsize, and maybe that was the right thing for them.
We chose a different path.
Our belief was that if we kept putting great products in front of customers, they would continue to open their wallets.
Steve Jobs

It’s just such a freeing thing to set these great challenges for yourself, to travel, to learn more about the world, to just go out there and get crazy and get free and get strong.
Angelina Jolie

In Africa, we were around thousands of people who have seen a lot of poverty, but they were fun at the end of the day.

Angelina Jolie

(K) Overcoming Challenge Quotes

A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.

Helen Keller

It is a mistake always to contemplate the good and ignore the evil, because by making people neglectful it lets in disaster.
There is a dangerous optimism of ignorance and indifference.
Helen Keller

If I regarded my life from the point of view of the pessimist, I should be undone.
I should seek in vain for the light that does not visit my eyes and the music that does not ring in my ears.
I should beg night and day and never be satisfied.
I should sit apart in awful solitude, a prey to fear and despair.
But since I consider it a duty to myself and to others to be happy, I escape a misery worse than any physical deprivation.
Helen Keller

Have you ever been at sea in a dense fog, when it seemed as if a tangible white darkness shut you in, and the great ship, tense and anxious, groped her way toward the shore with plummet and sounding-line, and you waited with beating heart for something to happen?
I was like that ship before my education began, only I was without compass or sounding-line, and had no way of knowing how near the harbour was.
Helen Keller

The New Frontier of which I speak is not a set of promises, it is a set of challenges.
It sums up not what I intend to offer the American people, but what I intend to ask of them.
John F. Kennedy

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.
John F. Kennedy

The trouble in America is not that we are making too many mistakes, but that we are making too few.

Overcoming Challenge Quotes by Philip Knight

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Today we have a temporary aberration called “industrial capitalism” which is inadvertently liquidating its two most important sources of capital, the natural world and properly functioning societies.
No sensible capitalist would do that.
Amory Lovins

If you ask the wrong question, of course, you get the wrong answer.
We find in design it’s much more important and difficult to ask the right question.
Once you do that, the right answer becomes obvious.
Amory Lovins

My first six years in the business were hopeless.
There are a lot of times when you sit and you say “Why am I doing this?
I’ll never make it.
It’s just not going to happen.
I should go out and get a real job, and try to survive.”
George Lucas

Part of the issue of achievement is to be able to set realistic goals, but that’s one of the hardest things to do because you don’t always know exactly where you’re going, and you shouldn’t.

George Lucas

(M) Overcoming Challenge Quotes

I think the hardest thing about my job is the way Whole Foods Market views itself philosophically is that we are a business dedicated to meeting all the various stakeholders of the company’s best interests.
And by stakeholders we mean customers, team members, stockholders, community, and the environment.
Sometimes what is in the best interest of one stakeholder may not be in the best interest of another stakeholder, and as the CEO, I have to balance the various interests of the different constituencies and stakeholders to create win, win, win scenarios, and that can sometimes be very difficult to do.
Everybody wants something from the CEO.
John Mackey

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.
The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
Nelson Mandela

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

Everyone experiences tough times, it is a measure of your determination and dedication how you deal with them and how you can come through them.
Lakshmi Mittal

I remember the difficulty we had in the beginning replacing magnetic cores in memories and eventually we had both cost and performance advantages.
But it wasn’t at all clear in the beginning.
Gordon Moore

With engineering, I view this year’s failure as next year’s opportunity to try it again.
Failures are not something to be avoided.
You want to have them happen as quickly as you can so you can make progress rapidly.
Gordon Moore

(N) Overcoming Challenge Quotes

If you don’t have enemies, you don’t have character.
Paul Newman

(O) Overcoming Challenge Quotes

Barack, like any leader, is human.
And, you know, our challenges in this country isn’t finding the next person who’s gonna deliver us from our own evil.
Because our challenges are us.
The challenges that this country faces is how are we as individuals in this society gonna change?
What are we gonna do differently?
Michelle Obama

Whenever you’re confronted with a tough work situation, stop for a second and try to honestly answer this question:
Am I approaching this emotionally or am I approaching this professionally?
Overcoming Challenge Quotes by Suze Orman

(P) Overcoming Challenge Quotes

We need to make sure we have the best people we can in our operations and that is a constant challenge.
There is always room to improve.
James Packer

Anger is nothing more than an outward expression of hurt, fear and frustration.
Dr Phil

We are imperfect beings in a very imperfect world, and the one thing we can count on is that things will go wrong, and that each and every one of us will have problems.
Bob Parsons

Let’s be honest.
There’s not a business anywhere that is without problems.
Business is complicated and imperfect.
Every business everywhere is staffed with imperfect human beings and exists by providing a product or service to other imperfect human beings.
Bob Parsons

The early years were more about learning than about acting.
I had to carry on my father’s work, which was a big challenge.
Azim Premji

Character is one factor that will guide all our actions and decisions.
We invested in uncompromising integrity that helped us take difficult stands in some of the most difficult business situations.
Azim Premji

A gem is not polished without rubbing, nor a man perfected without trials.
Chinese Proverbs

We still have a great amount of work to do in social development, including resolving one of the biggest challenges we face in this area, namely, reducing the gap between high-income earners and people, citizens of our country, who are still living on very modest means indeed.

But we cannot, of course, adopt the solution used 80 years ago and simply confiscate the riches of some to redistribute among others.
We will use completely different means to resolve this problem, namely, we will ensure good economic growth.
Overcoming Challenge Quotes by Vladimir Putin

(R) Overcoming Challenge Quotes

One doesn’t accept bad challenges.
Part of it is always the risk-taking without seeing that the risks are rational and the rewards are commensurate, are more than commensurate, with the risks.
Sumner Redstone

We all have to decide how we are going to fail, by not going far enough or by going too far.
Sumner Redstone

Success is not built on success.
It’s built on failure.
It’s built on frustration.
Sometimes it’s built on catastrophe.
Sumner Redstone

Our company was mortgaged to the hilt, and that did restrain us, and it’s why we had to take in partners.
Gina Rinehart

It was very difficult.

We don’t advertise this much, but those years that we went through were hell.
I don’t want to overstate the situation, but everything was mortgaged to the hilt, cash was a real problem, and it did limit what we were able to do.
Gina Rinehart

(S) Overcoming Challenge Quotes

When the people become involved in their government, government becomes more accountable, and our society is stronger, more compassionate, and better prepared for the challenges of the future.
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll stones out of his way, but must accept his lot calmly, even if they roll a few stones upon it.
Albert Schweitzer

Great men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.

I believe that Jews and Arabs can live together.
It’s not an easy thing but I believe we can reach an agreement.
Ariel Sharon

If we are to reach a situation of true peace, real peace, peace for generations, we will have to make painful concessions.
Not in exchange for promises, but rather in exchange for peace.
Ariel Sharon

We are taking an aggressive stance looking at the future of Percept, not just in numbers, but in terms of market share and size.

The challenge is to continuously sustain our growth on a year-on-year basis.
The 2010 figure of US$1 billion is just a benchmark figure.
Looking at the market opportunities and our strengths, I am sure we will be well past this figure, come 2010.
Harindra Singh

(T) Overcoming Challenge Quote

I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle.
Just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.
Mother Teresa

It is easy to love the people far away.
It is not always easy to love those close to us.
It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our own home.
Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start.
Mother Teresa

Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush, anxious for greater developments and greater riches and so on, so that children have very little time for their parents.
Parents have very little time for each other, and in the home begins the disruption of peace of the world.
Mother Teresa

Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome.
Since the present moment is Life itself, it is an insane way to live.
Eckhart Tolle

Is suffering really necessary?
Yes and no.
If you had not suffered as you have, there would be no depth to you, no humility, no compassion.
Eckhart Tolle

I believe through learning and application of what you learn, you can solve any problem, overcome any obstacle and achieve any goal that you can set for yourself.
Brian Tracy

Ever notice how your senses are heightened when you are in challenging situations? You’re experiencing an adrenaline rush that gives you extra energy.

If you see every day as a challenge, you’d be surprised how efficient you can become, and how much can be accomplished.
Donald Trump

(W) Overcoming Challenge Quotes

In bad times, the rich usually get richer.
Stuart Wilde

(Y) Overcoming Challenge Quotes

I did something that challenged the banking world.
Conventional banks look for the rich; we look for the absolutely poor.
All people are entrepreneurs, but many don’t have the opportunity to find that out.
Muhammad Yunus

(Z) Overcoming Challenge Quotes

The reality is that I need to be challenged and interested, as long as the risk and reward is in line.
Sam Zell

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