No matter who you are, life is full of challenges. When challenging circumstances can't be avoided, it's up to you to decide how you're going to respond to these difficult situations. Let YourDictionary's collection of quotes from notable figures throughout history offer some insight to help you make the right choice.
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.dag hammarskjöld
The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.
The major challenges facing humanity today are global – climate change, accessible fresh water, ever decreasing bio-diversity and over population. These problems call for global solutions and these solutions will require co-operation on a global scale unparalleled in history. Peace is the essential prerequisite to create the environment to achieve the levels of co-operation necessary.steve killelea
Welcome the task that makes you go beyond yourself.unknown
Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges.Joyce Meyer
What greater aspiration and challenge are there for a mother than the hope of raising a great son or daughter?Rose Kennedy
To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.nelson mandela
I like to challenge myself. I like to learn - so I like to try new things and try to keep growing.David schwimmer
Why go through life if you're not going to challenge yourself?Conor mcGregor
Although some challenges in life may be beyond your control, you can still take charge of how you react to the obstacles that are placed in your path. Michael J. Fox began his career as an actor when he was just 15, starring in several hit films before being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease at age 29. This news was devastating, but he kept a positive attitude in the face of adversity by continuing to act and forming a foundation to advocate for Parkinson's research. "Our challenges don't define us. Our actions do," he said.
Successful people know that challenges are often opportunities in disguise. Facing challenges head on can be intimidating, but pushing yourself to the limit is a great way to develop your own special talents. Eleanor Roosevelt, the longest serving First Lady of the United States, and a human rights activist, was a big believer in the importance of having a growth mindset. "Do one thing every day that scares you," she said.
Composer Duke Ellington took a similar view of life's challenges, continually seeking out new ways to elevate jazz to an art form on the same level as more traditional genres of music. "A problem is a chance for you to do your best," he said.