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"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

"Like all actors, I was open to taking on new challenges, including those outside my comfort zone." - Robert Redford

"Say no to an ephemeral, superficial and throwaway culture, a culture that assumes that you are incapable of taking on responsibility and facing the great challenges of life!" - Pope Francis

"I think being an artist and taking on those challenges is just how it is for me. Because I was always a foreigner, I was always the outsider." - Tavares Strachan

"I think that retiring the baby boomers is going to be one of the great challenges in America, that you cannot make fiscal sense out of the future of our children without taking on entitlements." - Richard Lamm

"I moderated a panel focusing just on women and the specific challenges that women entrepreneurs face. And we found that around the world, the challenges are the same, whether it is gaining access to capital, risk-taking, or the ability to expand beyond a small business and grow." - Valerie Jarrett

"I love taking challenges, as my name Leander means 'lion's heart.'" - Leander Paes

"These often unsung heroes understand...that poverty, disease and famine are just as deadly and destructive as earthquakes, hurricanes and tsunamis. Individuals ...are taking on these challenges in their communities, volunteering to make a difference. They remain the true champions of our work towards the Millennium Development Goals." - Kofi Annan

"Sometimes we want to have growth without challenges and to develop strength without any struggle. But growth cannot come by taking the easy way. We clearly understand that an athlete who resists rigorous training will never become a world-class athlete. We must be careful that we don't resent the very things that help us put on the divine nature." - Paul V. Johnson

"I love taking on challenges. I think one of the funnest things in acting is creating a character - wrapping yourself around a character and bringing him to life. I love a lot of different genres. I'm not a big horror guy by any means but I love the challenge. But the fifties and sixties is where I feel the most comfortable." - Drew Waters

"One of our objectives today is very important for many people, for millions of people on our planet - it is joining efforts in the fight against terrorism and other similar challenges: countering drug trafficking and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, fighting famine, preserving environment and biodiversity, taking efforts to make the world more predictable, more stable." - Vladimir Putin

"I think today's young women are an especially powerful breed. They will be taking on even greater challenges, which is why achieving personal empowerment is so important for them. These women are going to be holding positions of significant authority, owning more businesses, and shaping public policy." - Mary Pope Osborne

"It's the uncertainty, the challenge and the willingness to put it all on the line that draws a lot of people to climb mountains. That can also apply to a lot of other challenges in life, whether it's running for office, starting a family, going to grad school or taking all of your cash and assets and starting a business." - Mark Udall

"We're just taking people and shifting them from taking photos anyway to taking them on Instagram." - Kevin Systrom

"The idea of an entrepreneur is really thinking out of the box and taking risks and stepping up to major challenges." - Steve Case

"We are taking challenges and turning them into opportunities by developing homegrown, local energy production to become independent from foreign sources." - Mitch Daniels

"I keep forcing, I keep learning new things in the game, and so far I have been taking challenges as they come." - Viswanathan Anand

"In the early days I was incredibly creative and productive - I loved the research trips, I loved the creation and finding technical solutions to creative challenges. I didn't need alcohol and the pills for that. What changed was, I was afraid to say no - that little word, N.O. Because I thought it showed weakness. And with more and more success I would just say yes. And keep on taking more work on - which took its toll." - John Galliano

"You can be entrepreneurial even if you don't want to be in business. You can be a social entrepreneur focused on the not-for-profit sector. You can be an agriculture entrepreneur if you want to change how people think about farming. You can be a policy entrepreneur if you want to go into government. The idea of an entrepreneur is really thinking out of the box and taking risks and stepping up to major challenges." - Steve Case

"Our two nations both faced great challenges when they were founded, and our two nations have both relied on the same principles to help us succeed. We've built strong democracies to protect the freedoms given to us by an Almighty God. We've welcomed immigrants, who have helped us thrive. We've built prosperous economies by rewarding innovation and risk-taking and trade. And we've built an enduring alliance to confront terrorists and tyrants." - George W Bush

"I guess what I'm trying to say is I don't think you can measure life in terms of years. I think longevity doesn't necessarily have anything to do with happiness. I mean happiness comes from facing challenges and going out on a limb and taking risks. If you're not willing to take a risk for something you really care about, you might as well be dead." - Diane Frolov

"I have been fortunate to work in places where people have a passion for their work. At HHS the passion sort of exceeds passion - it's a vocation.... I obviously knew that there were certainly some challenges that I would be taking on both with the work and the politics. [But] I probably did not have the right expectation level with regard to the number and volume of crises that would occur." - Sylvia Mathews Burwell

"You can be entrepreneurial even if you do' want to be in business. You can be a social entrepreneur focused on the not-for-profit sector. You can be an agriculture entrepreneur if you want to change how people think about farming. You can be a policy entrepreneur if you want to go into government. The idea of an entrepreneur is really thinking out of the box and taking risks and stepping up to major challenges." - Steve Case

"I guess what I'm trying to say is, I don't think you can measure life in terms of years. I think longevity doesn't necessarily have anything to do with happiness. I mean happiness comes from facing challenges and going out on a limb and taking risks. If you're not willing to take a risk for something you really care about, you might as well be dead." - Diane Frolov

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

"Beginning on day one, our administration went to work to tackle challenges." - Donald Trump

"Managers focus on short-term goals versus opportunities or challenges coming down the road." - Adrian Gostick

"Whenever I see something that challenges me, I take it on." - Niki Lauda

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

"At Microsoft, the magic of software is used to take on very interesting challenges." - Jeff Raikes

"While raising my children, I would like to take on other challenges." - Ryoko Tani

"I have new ideas every day, and I always want to take on new challenges." - Dane Cook

"The Samurai always has to rise and move on, because new challenges will come." - Lyoto Machida

"When it comes to the challenges of the actual process, I soldier on as best I can, on my own." - Andre Naffis-Sahely

"I'm on the verge of taking a stand." - Tom Hollander

"Fairness is not even an issue [on penalty taking]" - Christian Karembeu

"On birthdays I avoid taking hasty or impulsive measures." - Fidel Castro

"She's taking pictures! Maryse, put it on Twitter!" - Josh Mathews

"Most lives are spent putting on and taking off masks." - Gore Vidal

"Fishing is taking a huge toll on the planet's ecosystem." - Sharon Gannon

"I'm not taking votes based on getting re-elected." - Jaime Herrera Beutler

"Taking on a pet is a contract with sorrow." - Carol Anshaw

"You think about taking audiences on a journey." - Sam Mendes

"One of the biggest challenges is for women to find an organization thats willing to accept them back after they leave the work force to raise children without taking a cut in compensation and responsibility." - Diane Garnick

"Being born is easy. So is taking your last breath. Everything in between, that's the hard part. Life is in between, and it will offer challenges and opportunities beyond measure." - Avery Johnson

"One doesn't accept bad challenges. Part of it is always the risk-taking without seeing that the risks are rational and the rewards are commensurate.. are more than commensurate.. with the risks." - Sumner Redstone

"The more you learn about the real vastness of space and the real challenges of space travel, the more completely you appreciate the necessity of taking very good care of this world and being good stewards of it." - Jon Spaihts

"One of the biggest challenges is for women to find an organization that's willing to accept them back after they leave the work force to raise children without taking a cut in compensation and responsibility." - Diane Garnick

"Optimistic people play a disproportionate role in shaping our lives. Their decisions make a difference; they are inventors, entrepreneurs, political and military leaders - not average people. They got to where they are by seeking challenges and taking risks." - Daniel Kahneman

"Senator Obama will be taking office at a critical juncture. There are many pressing challenges facing the international community, including the global financial crisis and global warming. We look forward to working closely with President-elect Obama and his team to address these challenges." - Helen Clark

"Machines taking over jobs - it's the history of civilization. Replacing farm animals, old forms of manual labor, now taking over small, menial aspects of cognition. But there's still plenty of room for creativity, for curiosity - many things that are related to passion, like art. But also, things about human communication and challenges, massive challenges that we left behind because we didn't want to take so much risk, such as space exploration, deep ocean exploration." - Garry Kasparov

"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

"When there is pressure for leaders to respond to problems or crises, they often simply intensify their efforts in their particular defined sphere of activity - even if that's not relevant to the real problem. To do otherwise requires taking on entrenched practices and asserting power in areas where it often will not be well received. And leaders tend to see major crises more as threats to their own position rather than as systemic challenges for the societies that they govern or the institutions that they manage." - Arthur Demarest

"Creativity thrives on a consistent diet of challenges and opportunities, which are often one and the same." - Lee Clow

"It's critical that young people start flexing their creative muscles in order to take on the world's most complex challenges." - Tim Brown

"Each film is difficult, in its own particular way. There's a unique set of challenges on every movie." - Josh Radnor

"Don't put your characters on a treadmill. They need to go new places, face new challenges and do new things." - Ally Carter

"It's critical that young people start flexing their creative muscles in order to take on the world's most complex challenges." - Tim Brown

"Take on jobs, projects and challenges that frighten you. It's the best way to get rid of fear." - Catherine Mayer

"I'm going to deliver a detailed policy address on one of the greatest challenges facing our country today, illegal immigration." - Donald Trump

"There's a personal side to me of challenges as an actor that I like to take on myself." - Ray Liotta

"I actually thrive on all the challenges, and I don't feel like ADD has impaired my ability." - David Neeleman

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

"I'd like someone who challenges me, someone who is more beautiful in the inside than they are on the outside." - Matthew Morrison

"Of course, any job is scary, but you tackle the challenges head on and hope for the best." - Rebecca Hall

"I love telling stories. I like the challenges presented to me on a daily basis. There's nothing resting about acting." - David Morrissey

"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

"The more the responsibility and expectations on me, the more I like it. I always love to accept challenges, I get an added inspiration to do better. Tough challenges always help to bring out the best in me." - Mushfiqur Rahim

"Our nation must manage significant national security challenges over the next several years. We are already facing a potential conflict with Iraq, new challenges on the Korean peninsula, and key decisions in the president's plans to transform the military." - Duncan Hunter

"One of the greatest challenges in creating a joyful, peaceful and abundant life is taking responsibility for what you do and how you do it. As long as you can blame someone else, be angry with someone else, point the finger at someone else, you are not taking responsibility for your life." - Iyanla Vanzant

"The American people aren't focused on the debates of the past. They're focused on their future. They're focused on the challenges that we're facing at home and abroad." - Mike Pence

"By helping us to be more productive, technology lets us to spend less time focusing on survival, and more on solving other challenges." - Bill Gates

"Anger is a tool for change when it challenges us to become more of an expert on the self and less of an expert on others." - Harriet Lerner

"I have come to know that we learn much more of what is important when we concentrate on helping others than when we concentrate on our own challenges." - John H. Groberg

"In terms of the overall economy, we've got challenges and the big focus has got to be on recovery, on repair, and that's going to take a while." - Henry Paulson

"Like an author, a cricketer signs his name on every innings he bats or bowls in; indeed for every cricket ball that challenges him on the field." - Harsha Bhogle

"What I love to do is take on business challenges in a way that really can have an impact on peoples' lives." - Greg Brenneman

"I've always been willing to take challenges, I grew up taking challenges: being an only child, having a mother, no father, I've always been one who has always done things the way I thought they should be done and not, and not having to answer to anybody for it and I've always taken my own chances and I've always followed by instincts according, mother would follow, follow wit, instincts, wisdom, whatever, always followed that." - Teddy Pendergrass

"Who so hath his mind on taking, hath it no more on what he taketh." - Michel De Montaigne

"You can always rely on a society of equals taking it out on the women." - Alan Sillitoe

"His enemies had counted on the lions taking care of Daniel. What they hadn't counted on was his God taking care of Daniel." - Tony Evans

"Many of us feel stress and get overwhelmed not because we're taking on too much, but because we're taking on too little of what really strengthens us." - Marcus Buckingham

"Big challenges are an accumulation of small challenges." - Anne Wojcicki

"Every movie presents its challenges." - Jack Black

"I always expect unexpected challenges." - Sugar Ray Leonard

"Challenges mean opportunities as well." - Aung San Suu Kyi

"Challenges ONLY make you STRONGER!!!" - Jon Gordon

"I'm always looking for challenges." - Aaron Rodgers

"There's always challenges to everything." - Howard Berger

"Crises are challenges, not calamities." - Guy Verhofstadt

"Global challenges require collective responses." - Hassan Rouhani

"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

"Perhaps, one of our greatest challenges as a nation, as a people, as human beings making sure that our grandkids can live on this Earth." - Barbara Boxer

"The best thing parents can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning." - Carol S. Dweck

"Begin each day with the blueprint of my deepest values FIRMLY in mind then when challenges come, make decisions BASED on those values." - Stephen Covey

"What allows us, as human beings, to psychologically survive life on earth, with all of its pain, drama, and challenges, is a sense of purpose and meaning" - Barbara De Angelis

"Of all the adventures and challenges that wait on the vagabonding road, the most difficult can be the act of coming home." - Rolf Potts

"I think to have a regular job and be a mom is not as, of course there are challenges, but it's not like being on set," - Gwyneth Paltrow

"I thrive on challenges, and there is no more imposing challenge for someone in my profession than winning an NBA title." - Phil Jackson

"A wise and clear-eyed book, Future Hype challenges the conventional wisdom about technological change and provides a fresh perspective on our so-called computer age." - Nicholas G. Carr

"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

"In 1997, we faced daunting challenges. Boom and bust economics..... Now, for all that remains to be done, dwell for a moment on what has been achieved." - Tony Blair

"Ideological bigotry has become the norm on even our most prestigious campuses, where students can go for years without reading or hearing anything that challenges the left vision." - Thomas Sowell

"I get clarity through quiet time, reflection, reading, and meditation. Finding the space between thoughts gives me the energy to take on new challenges with enthusiasm." - Jaime Murray

"One thing I have learned in my 46 years on this planet is that the greatest opportunity for growth and understanding comes through the challenges that we encounter." - Bryan Kest

"Donald Trump will lead a unified Republican government. And we will work hand-in- hand on a positive agenda to tackle America's big challenges." - Paul Ryan

"They're all personal and self-created challenges that I think I've overcome within myself. Being confident enough to get on stage and play, things like that." - Valerie June

"I think that Sarah Palin really missed the chance to educate the public on what some of the challenges her son is actually facing." - Jon Soltz

"Focusing on the Lord and everlasting life can help us not only at Christmas, but through all the challenges of mortality." - Russell M Nelson

"What allows us, as human beings, to psychologically survive life on earth, with all of its pain, drama, and challenges, is a sense of purpose and meaning." - Barbara De Angelis

"Life comes with many challenges. The ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of." - Angelina Jolie

"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

"There is simply no way we are going to make progress on the enormous challenges we face without making hard choices. It's impossible." - Michael Bennet

"Our communities face many challenges, from keeping our kids safe in public, to the war on terrorism. But few have such immediate consequences as we face from methamphetamine." - Mark Kennedy

"When you know that you can overcome challenges, you do gain that self-respect, and then you won't end up in a situation that you regret later on." - Danica Mckellar

"The idea that the UN system could provide real leadership on the great development challenges will strain credulity in some quarters." - Jeffrey Sachs

"When I'm about ready to press the cable release on the View camera, I've tried to anticipate some of the challenges I'm going to encounter in the darkroom." - John Sexton

"Life presents itself in constantly changing ways, but you're able to accept the challenges, rather than recoil, throw up your hands, and go on a binge." - Carnie Wilson

"I've been an entrepreneur all my life, and my recent focus is on finding entrepreneurial solutions to address global challenges in healthcare and education." - Naveen Jain

"Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got to keep going." - Chantal Sutherland

"Based on my pool of coached clients, 90% of the challenges for business owners exist in a lack of personal development." - Darren L Johnson

"Challenges cannot possibly be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges." - Carlos Castaneda

"Taking experimental results and observations for granted and putting the burden of proof on the theory means taking the observational ideology for granted without having ever examined it." - Paul Feyerabend

"I'm afraid of taking steps that are not on the map, but by taking those steps despite my fears, I have a much more interesting life." - Paulo Coelho

"Novice Traders trade 5 to 10 times too big. They are taking 5 to 10% risks on a trade they should be taking 1 to 2 percent risks." - Bruce Kovner

"I do not support individual countries taking military action against another country because of its human rights record, or subsequently justifying taking such action on human rights grounds." - Mary Robinson

"Taking experimental results and observations for granted and putting the burden of proof on the theory means taking the observational ideology for granted without having ever examined it." - Paul Karl Feyerabend

"Taking away the risk from the financial sector and taking it on to the public shoulders is not the right approach." - Jeroen Dijsselbloem

"I think each negotiation should be based on what's the best decision - taking everything into account, not taking one thing into account." - Tony La Russa

"There are many who condemn my crew and I for taking the law into our own hands and for taking on the barons of corporate profit." - Paul Watson

"Part of growing up is just taking what you learn from that and moving on and not taking it to heart." - Beverley Mitchell

"Placing blame on others is easy. Taking responsibility for yourself is empowering." - Tony DiCicco

"The universe will reward you for taking risks on its behalf." - Shakti Gawain

"I was slowly taking on the dimensions of a chest of drawers." - Maria Franziska von Trapp

"To avoid taking responsibility, I become unresponsive but hang on until the other person leaves me." - Mason Cooley

"No matter what projects I'm taking on, I want to (do) things to help other people." - Pattie Mallette

"If you're not living on the edge then you're taking up a little too much space." - Morgan Freeman

"Do it and do it now. Err on the side of taking action" - J. Willard Marriott

"The cross is God taking on flesh and blood and saying, Me too." - Rob Bell

"I was tired of hanging on, taking the torn pieces to make something whole with them." - Sarah Dessen

"I'm not just taking trips down memory lane; I'm broken down on it." - Pete Wentz

"Watch out for that pedestrian!" "It's on the street, it knows the risks it's taking!" - Neil Gaiman

"Try taking a stand on just one leg. You need to see both sides." - Joss Whedon

"Life has a way of taking its toll on the person you thought you were." - A.S.A. Harrison

"I stopped taking notes on my Palm Pilot and started playing the little chess game." - Roger Ebert

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