"If you're feeling low, don't despair. The sun has a sinking spell every night, but it comes back up every morning. The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain."
"To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist."
It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe.
"Flow with whatever is happening and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate."
You may not be responsible for getting knocked down, but you're certainly responsible for getting back up.
"I endeavor to be wise when I cannot be merry, easy when I cannot be glad, content with what cannot be mended and patient when there is no redress."
Bad things are not the worst things that can happen to us. "Nothing" is the worst thing that can happen to us!
"The part can never be well unless the whole is well." Plato
"Mountains cannot be surmounted except by winding paths."
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Approach each new problem not with a view of finding what you hope will be there, but to get the truth, the realities that must be grappled with. You may not like what you find. In that case you are entitled to try to change it. But do not deceive yourself as to what you do find to be the facts of the situation.
Bernard M. Baruch
"Challenges and difficult times aren't just those things that occur to someone else. The secret is in learning to turn problems into positives and attacking each issue with action not inaction." Byron Pulsifer
"Never underestimate your problem or your ability to deal with it."
Robert H. Schuller
Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.
Henry Ward Beecher
"Impossibilities are merely things which we have not yet learned."
Charles W. Chesnutt
Bless a thing and it will bless you. Curse it and it will curse you...If you bless a situation, it has no power to hurt you, and even if it is troublesome for a time, it will gradually fade out, if you sincerely bless it.
You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.
Every problem has a gift for you in its hands.
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
Grief is the agony of an instant, the indulgence of grief the blunder of a life.
"Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are. "
Bernice Johnson Reagon
If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
Dr. Wayne Dyer
"Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one."
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
Obstacles are only insurmountable when you allow your goal to be placed in second position.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
There are no solutions when you are focused on the negative.
Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed on an equal or greater benefit.
The real questions are the ones that obtrude upon your consciousness whether you like it or not, the ones that make your mind start vibrating like a jackhammer, the ones that you "come to terms with" only to discover that they are still there. The real questions refuse to be placated. They barge into your life at the times when it seems most important for them to stay away. They are the questions asked most frequently and answered most inadequately, the ones that reveal their true natures slowly, reluctantly, most often against your will.
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
The only people who find yesterdays satisfying are those who see no better tomorrows.
The easiest thing to do, whenever you fail, is to put yourself down by blaming your lack of ability for your misfortunes.
An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he's in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots.
Charles F. Kettering
A great rock is not disturbed by the wind; the mind of a wise man is not disturbed by either honor or abuse.
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Norman Vincent Peale
Sorrows are like thunderclouds, in the distance they look black, over our heads scarcely gray.
Jean Paul Richter
It's not what's happening to you now or what has happened in your past that determines who you become. Rather, it's your decisions about what to focus on, what things mean to you, and what you're going to do about them that will determine your ultimate destiny.
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.
Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
We can throw stones, complain about them, stumble on them, climb over them, or build with them.
William Arthur Ward
You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.
Every one of us gets through the tough times because somebody is there, standing in the gap to close it for us.
A problem is something you can do something about. If you can't do something about it, then it's not a problem. It's a predicament. That means it's something that must be coped with, endured.
John C. Maxwell, The Difference Maker, Making Your Attitude Your Greatest Asset
The appearance of a problem of any kind in your life means that the time has come to take a step forward and the taking of that step will, of course, be signalized by the solving of the problem.
Emmet Fox, Make Your Life Worth While
Think of dealing with problem people like going to the gym. They are giving you a workout of your communication muscles!
Dr. Rick Brinkman and Dr. Rick Kirschner, Dealing with Difficult People
Never spend more than 10 percent of your time on the problem, and always spend at least 90 percent of your time on the solution.