Mon 22 Sep 2008
Success, Overcoming Adversity & Overcoming Failure
Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.
Every good thought you think is contributing its share to the ultimate result of your life.
We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemy.
Never bend your head, always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.
Martin Luther King Jr
Oh God – Thy sea is so great and my boat is so small.
I am an idealist. I don’t know where I am going but I’m on my way.
As I grow to understand life less and less. I learn to live it more and more.
You never really lose until you quit trying.
The best way to secure future happiness is to be as happy as is rightfully possible today.
Charles W. Eliot
The greatest possession is self-possession.
Ethel Watts Mumford
Live all you can; it’s a mistake not to. it doesn’t matter what you do in particular so long as you have your life.
Life is a series of surprises. We do not guess today the mood, the pleasure, the power of tomorrow, when we are building up our being.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Resolve to be thyself: and know that he who finds himself loses misery.
The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.
Edward John Phelps
it is only because of problems we grow mentally and spiritually.
M. Scott Peck
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
You have to believe in happiness or happiness never comes.
Don’t be sad, don’t be angry, if life deceives you submit to your grief- your time for joy will come, believe me.
Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin
Gray skies are just clouds passing over.
Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.
Special Olympics Motto
Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.
Our lives are like the course of the sun. At the darkest moment there is the promise of daylight.
Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
Henry David Thoreau
The best way out of a difficulty is through it.
Updated Nov. 1, 2008
We cannot change the direction of the wind; but we can adjust our sails….
Recovering from failure is often easier than building from success.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strength. When you go through hardship and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
Do not fear the winds of adversity. Remember: A kite rises against the wind rather than with it.
The greatest glory in living, lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
I would rather fail in a cause that will ultimately triumph than to triumph in a cause that will ultimately fail.
Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.
If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.
Frank A. Clark
As long as you keep getting born, it’s alright to die some times.
Orson Scott Card
One who makes no mistakes never makes anything.
You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.
Sometimes things fall apart so that better things can fall together.
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