Quotes from the Masters
On Overcoming Obstacles

"Life has a way of creating roadblocks that end up as building blocks in our lives." -- Doug Firebaugh  

"You can surmount the obstacles in your path if you are determined, courageous and hard-working. Never be faint-hearted. Be resolute, but never bitter. Permit no one to dissuade you from pursuing the goals you set for yourselves.  Do not fear to pioneer, to venture down new paths of endeavor." -- Ralph J. Bunche  

"For every difficulty that supposedly stops a person from succeeding there are thousands who have had it a lot worse and have succeeded anyway.  So can you." -- Brian Tracy 

"Turn your troubles into treasures.  Learn from them and grow from them." -- Mark Victor Hansen

"Obstacles across our path can be spiritual flat tires -- disruptions in our lives seem to be disastrous at the time, but end by redirecting our lives in a meaningful way." -- Bernie Siegal  

"You can't fly a kite unless you go against the wind and have a weight to keep it from turning somersaults.  The same with man.  No man will succeed unless he is ready to face and overcome difficulties and is prepared to assume responsibilities." -- William J. H. Boetcker  

"It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success; they much oftener succeed through failures.  Precept, study, advice and example could never have taught them so well as failure has done." -– Samuel Smiles 

"Welcome difficulties and obstacles as valuable steps in the ladder to success." -– Brian Tracy 

"Sales people should take lessons from their kids.  What does the word 'no' mean to a child?  Almost nothing." -- Jim Rohn  

"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." -– B. C. Forbes  

"There are two ways of meeting difficulties. You alter the difficulties or you alter yourself to meet them." -- Phyllis Bottome

"Difficulties exist to be surmounted." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson  

"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it." -- Margaret Thatcher  

"The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no imitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse." -- Helen Keller

"Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict." -- William Ellery Channing  

"Attitude, humor and action (persistence) will whip fears and rejection. Fear of failure doesn't exist, if you believe it doesn't." -- Jeffrey Gitomer  

"The question in life is not whether you get knocked down. You will. The question is, are you ready to get back up and fight for what you believe in?" -- Dan Quayle

"Mountaintops inspire leaders but valleys mature them."-– J. Philip Everson  

"It is not the great temptations that ruin us; it is the little ones."-– John W. De Forest  

"Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air."-– John Quincy Adams  

"I was the seventh of nine children. When you come from that far down you have to struggle to survive."-– Robert Kennedy

Provided courtesy of  Jim Rohn International