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Accepting Life Challenges Quotes


"Contentment is the continuing act of accepting the process of your own life." - David Gerrold

"The things you learn from sports - setting goals, being part of a team, confidence - that's invaluable. It's not about trophies and ribbons. It's about being on time for practice, accepting challenges and being fearful of the elements." - Summer Sanders

"Life is meant to be a challenge, because challenges are what make you grow." - Manny Pacquiao

"The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he's dead." - Bette Davis

"Accepting new challenges makes me come alive." - Jake T Austin

"The poet and the politician have this in common: their greatness depends on the courage with which they face the challenges of life." - John F Kennedy

"This is the road I have tried to follow as a teacher: living my convictions; being open to the process of knowing and being sensitive to the experience of teaching as an art; being pushed forward by the challenges that prevent me from bureaucratizing my practice; accepting my limitations, yet always conscious of the necessary effort to overcome them and aware that I cannot hide them because to do so would be a failure to respect both my students and myself as a teacher." - Paulo Freire

"By bravely enduring our trials, we learn humility, compassion for others, and a great reliance on God. We also learn that our happiness and progress depend much less upon what challenges life may bring and infinitely more on how we face and overcome those challenges." - Lloyd D. Newell

"Opposition is a natural part of life. Just as we develop our physical muscles through overcoming opposition - such as lifting weights - we develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges and adversity." - Stephen Covey

"There will be mistakes and there will be falters. There will be things that are not a part of your plan. See the challenges in your life and accept them and embrace them." - Dominique Dawes

"Absolutely the greatest challenges in dealing with discrimination are with the larger group who needs to consider how they think and act in everyday life. It remains the possibility of the majority to accept the call to change." - Eleanor Holmes Norton

"Loving other people starts with loving ourselves and accepting ourselves." - Ellen Page

"No one wants adversity. Trials, disappointments, sadness, and heartache come to us from two basically different sources. Those who transgress the laws of God will always have those challenges. The other reason for adversity is to accomplish the Lord's own purposes in our life that we may receive the refinement that comes from testing. It is vitally important for each of us to identify from which of these two sources come our trials and challenges, for the corrective action is very different." - Richard G Scott

"Adversity gives birth to greatness. The greater the challenges and difficulties we face, the greater the opportunity we have to grow and develop as people. A life without adversity, a life of ease and comfort, produces nothing and leaves us with nothing. This is one of the indisputable facts of life." - Daisaku Ikeda

"Don't wish it was easier, wish you were better. Don't wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don't wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom. The major value in life is not what you get. The major value in life is what you become. Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become." - Jim Rohn

"Accepting your teen's individuality and natural evolution is one of the most difficult challenges you'll face as a parent." - Wendy Mogel

"Perhaps the problem is the seeming need that people have of making black-and-white cutoffs when it comes to certain mysterious phenomena, such as life and consciousness. People seem to want there to be an absolute threshold between the living and the nonliving, and between the thinking and the "merely mechanical," ... But the onward march of science seems to force us ever more clearly into accepting intermediate levels of such properties." - Douglas Hofstadter

"Distressed valor challenges great respect, even from an enemy." - Plutarch

"Obstacles are challenges for winners and excuses for losers." - Marijane Meaker

"Self-acceptance comes from meeting life's challenges vigorously. Don't numb yourself to your trials and difficulties, nor build mental walls to exclude pain from your life. You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously. You will find peace not in denial, but in victory." - Goswami Kriyananda

"Life is never completely without its challenges." - Stan Lee

"Life is full of challenges and surprises." - Jil Sander

"By accepting yourself and being fully what you are, your presence can make others happy." - Jane Roberts

"Individualism has really the higher aim. Modern morality consists in accepting the standard of one's age." - Oscar Wilde

"The mind is very wild. The human experience is full of unpredictability and paradox, joys and sorrows, successes and failures. We can't escape any of these experiences in the vast terrain of our existence. It is part of what makes life grand-and it is also why our minds take us on such a crazy ride. If we can train ourselves through meditation to be more open and more accepting toward the wild arc of our experience, if we can lean into the difficulties of life and the ride of our minds, we can become more settled and relaxed amid whatever life brings us." - Pema Chodron

"She has the gift of accepting her life." - Jhumpa Lahiri

"Life is accepting what is and working from that." - Gloria Naylor

"Whatever an education is, it should make you a unique individual, not a conformist; it should furnish you with an original spirit with which to tackle the big challenges. It should allow you to find values which will be your road map through life; it should make you spiritually rich, a person who loves whatever you are doing, wherever you are, whomever you are with; it should teach you what is important, how to live and how to die." - John Taylor Gatto

"Life never was intended to be easy. Rather, it is a period of proving and growth. It is interwoven with difficulties, challenges, and burdens. We are immersed in a sea of persistent, worldly pressures that could destroy our happiness. Yet these very forces, if squarely faced, provide opportunity for tremendous personal growth and development. The conquering of adversity produces strength of character, forges self-confidence, engenders self-respect, and assures success in righteous endeavor." - Richard G Scott

"Renunciation is not getting rid of the things of this world, but accepting that they pass away." - Robert Baker Aitken

"Tolerance is the positive and cordial effort to understand another's beliefs, practices, and habits without necessarily sharing or accepting them." - Joshua L Liebman

"What makes life interesting are the challenges we face." - Paulo Coelho

"There are no laurels in life, just new challenges." - Katharine Hepburn

"Because life constantly poses challenges, living demands courage" - Manuel Neuer

"I don't care who you are, life has challenges." - Tom Cruise

"I'm inspired by challenges. My life was always like this." - Romario

"Rather than getting nostalgic...embrace the new opportunities and challenges available to you now." - Richard Branson

"Your life is a sacred journey. It is about change, growth, discovery, movement, transformation, continuously expanding your vision of what is possible, stretching your soul, learning to see clearly and deeply, listening to your intuition, taking courageous challenges at every step along the way. You are on the path... exactly where you are meant to be right now... And from here, you can only go forward, shaping your life story into a magnificent tale of triumph, of healing, of courage, of beauty, of wisdom, of power, of dignity, and of love." - Caroline Adams Miller

"Decide in your heart of hearts what really excites and challenges you, and start moving your life in that direction. Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow, and the day after that. Look at who you want to be, and start sculpting yourself into that person. You may not get exactly where you thought you'd be, but you will be doing things that suit you in a profession you believe in. Don't let life randomly kick you into the adult you don't want to become." - Chris Hadfield

"I'm an intensely competitive guy who is driven by the idea that accepting mediocrity or accepting defeat is not the way you succeed in life." - John W Thompson

"Trust is accepting what God sends into your life whether you understand it or not." - Timothy Keller

"It never stops, accepting that fact is difficult. I took some time out for life." - James L Brooks

"Accepting others' life choices is something most people only learn with age." - Neil Strauss

"the greatest learning of the ages lies in accepting life exactly as it comes to us." - Anthony De Mello

"Our entire life - consists ultimately in accepting ourselves as we are." - Jean Anouilh

"Today social justice represents one of the most serious challenges to the conscience of the world. The abyss between those who are within the world 'order' and those who are excluded is widening day by day. The use of leading-edge technologies has made it possible to accumulate wealth in a way that is fantastic but perverse because it is unjustly distributed. Twenty-percent of humankind control eighty percent of all means of life. That fact creates a dangerous imbalance in the movement of history." - Leonardo Boff

"Once the 'what' is decided, the 'how' always follows. We must not make the 'how' an excuse for not facing and accepting the 'what.'" - Pearl S Buck

"In sport, part of the game is accepting the umpire's call, no matter how hard that might be. Sometimes the calls go your way, and sometimes they don't." - Dot Richardson

"Drop jealousy and envy, for they make you ugly. Be loving, be accepting, and most of all... be happy just the way you are." - Leon Brown

"One of the most exiting things about being pregnant is that I just am accepting the complete unknown; it's a complete mystery and miracle." - Natalie Portman

"My life is a life of accepting what the universe has offered me... I don't fight the universe." - Ziggy Marley

"Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful." - Joshua J. Marine

"Contemplation of life after retirement and life after death can help you deal with contemporary challenges." - Russell M Nelson

"There are no great people in this world, only great challenges which ordinary people rise to meet." - William Halsey

"Achieving the right to basic education for all is thus one of the biggest moral challenges of our times." - Koichiro Matsuura

"Reverence is simply the experience of accepting that all Life is, in and of itself, of value." - Gary Zukav

"Throw yourself into life as someone who makes a difference, accepting that you may not understand how or why." - Benjamin Zander

"You shouldn't be afraid of science. Accepting the reality of nature makes life more exciting and even more precious." - Lawrence M Krauss

"It's embarrassing that we all just walk through life blindly accepting that scrambled eggs are fundamentally associated with mornings." - John Green

"Our entire life, with our fine moral code and our precious freedom, consists ultimately in accepting ourselves as we are." - Jean Anouilh

"My parents were always very supportive and accepting. They even shared my curiosity for life, or perhaps I theirs." - Jason Mraz

"I think school is so much harder than real life. People are so much more accepting when they are adults." - Natalie Portman

"I don't look at life as a battle or as a fight. I don't think I'm scrappy. I'm accepting." - Michael J Fox

"Life is full of challenges. How you handle these challenges is what builds character. Never be afraid to be who you are." - Erin Brockovich

"A lot of people say, 'Well, I like a challenge. 'I don`t like challenges. Life is tough enough without any challenges." - Jackie Gleason

"In order to do great things, you have to take on challenges in your life. Im doing nothing but taking on different challenges." - Tracy Mcgrady

"A lot of people say, 'Well, I like a challenge.' I don't like challenges. Life is tough enough without any challenges." - Jackie Gleason

"Either you face the challenges in life head on or back out. And I am not someone to back out from challenges." - Harbhajan Singh

"Life is a lot more fun if you treat its challenges in creative ways." - Bill Gates

"True character is revealedby the way people react to the bigger challenges in life." - Alyson Noel

"The challenges we face in life are always lessons that serve our soul's growth." - Marianne Williamson

"Having a dream is what keeps you alive. Overcoming the challenges makes life worth living." - Mary Tyler Moore

"Life throws challenges and every challenge comes with rainbows and lights to conquer it" - Amit Ray

"Life is all about finding challenges for yourself that you want to try to achieve." - Dominic Monaghan

"I like challenges in life and pushing myself out of my comfort zone." - Richard Branson

"We have become accustomed to living our life with joy amidst pain and challenges" - Dana Reeve

"Having a dream is what keeps you alive. Overcoming the challenges make life worth living." - Mary Tyler Moore

"What interests me in life is curiosity, challenges, the good fight with its victories and defeats." - Paulo Coelho

"Life is made up of challenges that cannot be solved but only accepted." - Roger Ebert

"I've dealt with many challenges in my life, with my family." - Sean Faris

"I could live a normal life. My motivation is only to take on new challenges." - Holly Madison

"Even when life challenges us, it's a gift beyond all measure." - Parker Palmer

"Perspective is everything when you are experiencing the challenges of life." - Joni Eareckson Tada

"Dear Young People, do not be mediocre; the Christian life challenges us with great ideals!" - Pope Francis

"We have become accustomed to living our life with joy amidst pain and challenges." - Dana Reeve

"I think everyone has their personal stands, and everyone has challenges in their life." - Anna Popplewell

"They're different kinds of challenges depending upon what phase of life I'm in." - Alanis Morissette

"Everyone in life has their challenges, mine have not been financial." - Ann Romney

"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

"The first step to truly living a good and fearless life, is accepting responsibility for your actions. Accepting what part you had in any situation. Difficult, to say the least, but liberating." - Jann Arden

"I think sometimes in life the biggest challenges end up being the best things that happen in your life." - Tom Brady

"It is sometimes easier to trust God in a life-threatening battle than in the small challenges of daily life." - Max Anders

"The specifics of Cathy?s and my life are different now, but the basic life challenges are exactly the same." - Cathy Guisewite

"The specifics of Cathy's and my life are different now, but the basic life challenges are exactly the same." - Cathy Guisewite

"I'm not really managing the work-life balance, I'm just accepting that the work increases and the ordinary life has to decrease when you're the prime minister." - Tony Abbott

"Accepting means you allow yourself to feel whatever it is you are feeling at that moment. It is part of the isness of the Now. You can't argue with what is. Well, you can, but if you do, you suffer." - Eckhart Tolle

"[The blame for the future 'plight of civilization] must rest on scientific men, equally with others, for being incapable of accepting the responsibility for the profound social upheavals which their own work primarily has brought about in human relationships." - Frederick Soddy

"The habit of an opinion often leads to the complete conviction of its truth, it hides the weaker parts of it, and makes us incapable of accepting the proofs against it." - Jons Jacob Berzelius

"This is probably one of the most difficult challenges any parent could face - learning to love the other parent enough to make the children first." - Iyanla Vanzant

"Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch, what make you go beyond the norm." - Cicely Tyson

"Character refers to dispositions and habits that determine the way that person normally responds to desires, fears, challenges, opportunities, failures and successes." - Michael Josephson

"As runners we all have the same challenges and share the same experience, with the goal to accomplish something and better ourselves." - Wilson Chebet

"Whether we want them or not, the New Year will bring new challenges; whether we seize them or not, the New year will bring new opportunities." - Michael Josephson

"There aren't any great men. There are just great challenges that ordinary men like you and me are forced by circumstances to meet." - William Halsey

"One of the challenges that happened in Europe is that in accepting many Muslim people they didn't explain to them that those countries have particular values like equality of all people before the law. Islam does not accept people are equal before the law." - Mark Durie

"At this moment, many people have stopped living. They do not become angry, nor cry out; they merely wait for time to pass. They did not accept the challenges of life, so life no longer challenges them" - Paulo Coelho

"Then, accepting the help of God and of God's signs, he allows his personal legend to guide him toward the tasks that life has reserved for him." - Paulo Coelho

"Accepting what we're given is a practice in being present to everything beyond us that lets us become intimate with the nature of life." - Mark Nepo

"Saving faith is an immediate relation to Christ, accepting, receiving, resting upon Him alone, for justification, sanctification, and eternal life by virtue of God's grace." - Charles Spurgeon

"I think America may be growing up and accepting the fact that the bulk of life exists beyond 50. Because demographically... the vast population is over 50." - Carmen Dellorefice

"For those orderly folks who have life all neatly arranged in their heads, who do more accepting than questioning, unschooling is a disturbing thing." - Sandra Dodd

"The Compound Effect will help you beat the competition, rise above your challenges, and create the life you deserve!" - T Harv Eker

"Go at life every day with passion and enthusiasm... and when challenges arrive, simply do not give up." - G. Richard Wagoner, Jr.

"Every day in life there are challenges; whether you're an accountant, a race car driver or whatever you do." - Justin Allgaier

"My interest in life comes from setting myself huge, apparently unachievable challenges and trying to rise above them." - Richard Branson

"I try to view the challenges in my life not as annoyances, but as confirmations of fortitude." - Oprah Winfrey

"Rise to the challenges that life presents you. You can't develop genuine character and ability by sidestepping adversity and struggle." - Daisaku Ikeda

"Everybody in this life has their challenges and difficulties. That is part of our mortal test. . . . Peace comes through hope." - James E Faust

"Decide in your heart of hearts what really excites and challenges you, and start moving your life in that direction" - Chris Hadfield

"Take life one day at a time because every day is a different day with new challenges." - Penny Streeter

"Life is an endless struggle full of frustrations and challenges, but eventually you find a hair stylist you like." - Anonymous

"Challenges are the key in life. You always have to challenge yourself and try to get to different states." - Hiromi

"Sometimes, you need different things in life, you need different challenges that will give you that little boost." - Robbie Keane

"Those have been the two biggest challenges of my life: trying to follow Radiohead, and trying to follow Brad Pitt." - Chris Martin

"Flow occurs in your life when your highest skills are matched to challenges that quite exactly meet them." - Martin Seligman

"Going on with life, it only gets more and more intense as time goes by - and the challenges only multiply." - Martha Reeves

"The truth is, I'm just a rough old New Zealander who has enjoyed many challenges in his life." - Edmund Hillary

"Our very strength as lesbians lies in the fact that we are outside of patriarchy; our existence challenges its life." - Charlotte Bunch

"I spend my life essentially alone at a computer. That doesn't change. I have the same challenges every day." - Dan Brown

"It's a wonderful metaphor, catching a wave, for how you can look at other challenges in your life." - Jeff Bridges

"Bob Beaudine challenges you to think differently. His unique approach to life and business has helped elevate many careers." - Roger Goodell

"What makes things exciting in life is to overcome your challenges and get creative and think outside of the box." - Courteney Cox

"Success is due to our stretching to the challenges of life. Failure comes when we shrink from them." - John C Maxwell

"True generosity means accepting ingratitude." - Coco Chanel

"I'm not accepting of whiners." - Tom Watson

"We live in an age in which the fundamental principles to which we subscribe - liberty, equality and justice for all - are encountering extraordinary challenges, ... But it is also an age in which we can join hands with others who hold to those principles and face similar challenges." - Ruth Bader Ginsburg

"No matter whether your life is pleasant or good; whether you are having big challenges or no challenges, your state of your mind has everything to do with how you will relate to your experiences." - Louise Hay

"See challenges vs. roadblocks." - Robyn Benincasa

"Merit challenges envy." - John Dryden

"We all love challenges." - Dwayne Johnson

"I love challenges." - Max Baucus

"Everyone has their challenges." - Wentworth Miller

"Change is the nature of life but challenge is the future of life. So challenge the changes. Never change the challenges.." - Amitabh Bachchan

"Life itself is always a trial. In training, you must test and polish yourself in order to face the great challenges of life." - Morihei Ueshiba

"You face challenges in your personal life and in your professional life. I continue to be relentlessly optimistic and not focus on the negative." - Norah O'Donnell

"My life has always been a series of challenges and I'm psychologically-prepared but this is the biggest challenge of my life." - Ronaldo

"You face challenges in your personal life and in your professional life. I continue to be relentlessly optimistic and not focus on the negative." - Norah Odonnell

"Life delights in life." - William Blake

"I'm accepting of change, and accepting of transforming myself at any given time necessary. At this point in my life, sometimes I have to be mom, sometimes I have to come to work, sometimes I have to be a wife. I love that I don't ever have to be just one thing." - Ayesha Curry

"Women themselves condition their daughters to serve the system of male primacy. If a daughter challenges it, the mother will generally defend the system rather than her daughter. These mothers, victims themselves, have unwittingly become wounded wounders. Women need to attack culture's oppression of women, for there truly is a godlike socializing power that induces women to "buy in" or collude, but we also need to confront our own part in accepting male dominance and take responsibility where appropriate." - Sue Monk Kidd



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