20 inspiring quotes to help you overcome obstacles

20 inspiring quotes to help you overcome obstacles
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Obstacles and setbacks are an essential part of our lives. They help us become stronger, learn how to navigate our path, and reach our most desired goals. Sometimes these challenges may seem overwhelming, and we may feel defeated by them. However, we must choose optimism over pessimism and have faith that there will be glory and light at the end of the dark tunnel.

Here are some quotes that will inspire and motivate you to overcome obstacles and challenges that come your way.

  1. “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” – Henry Ford
  2. “Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.” – Roger Crawford
  3. “Achieving success is a challenge but so is struggling so you may as well choose success.” – Rob Liano
  4. “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.” – Michael Jordan
  5. “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy
  6. “Our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant and to face the challenge of change.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
  7. “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein
  8. “Worry never accomplishes anything. When you have a problem, it is best to concentrate on the solution to that problem, not the problem itself.” – Thomas D. Willhite
  9. “Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember, the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.” – Zig Ziglar
  10. "Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors." – African Proverb
  11. "The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." – Nelson Mandela
  12. "Adversity is the diamond dust that Heaven polishes its jewels with." – Thomas Carlyle
  13. "Difficulties in life are intended to make us better, not bitter." – Dan Reeves
  14. "The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it." – Molière
  15. "The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials." – Confucius
  16. "When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up." – Les Brown
  17. "Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength." – Arnold Schwarzenegger
  18. "The harder the conflict, the greater the triumph." – George Washington
  19. "You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it." – Maya Angelou
  20. “We all have problems and difficulties, and sometimes these seem overwhelming. But the Bible says, ‘If God is for us, who can be against us?’ No matter what problems or difficulties you may have, you can conquer them and, not only that, you can be more than a conqueror.”  – Norman Vincent Peale