Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.
—J.K. Rowling

The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
—Scott Hamilton

You will be wounded many times in your life. You'll make mistakes.
Some people will call them failures but I have learned that failure is really
God's way of saying, "Excuse me, you're moving in the wrong direction."
—Oprah Winfrey

I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere
and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
—Christopher Reeve

Disability is a matter of perception.
If you can do just one thing well, you're needed by someone.
—Martina Navratilova

The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.

I thank God for my handicaps, for through them
I have found myself, my work, and my God.
—Helen Keller

Challenges are what make life interesting;
overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
—George S. Patton

Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them.
You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
—Norman Vincent Peale

Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come
when life seems most challenging.
—Joseph Campbell

If you aren't in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?
—T.S. Eliot

The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating
the problem in a way that will allow a solution.
—Bertrand Russell

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 R. Covey

Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth. Tame the dragon and the gift is yours.
—Noela Evans

The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out.
The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don't want it badly enough. They're there to stop the other people.
—Randy Pausch

Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you;
they're supposed to help you discover who you are.
—Bernice Johnson Reagon

Rich and successful people are solution-oriented; they spend their time
and energy strategizing and planning the answers to challenges that come up,
and creating systems to make certain that problem doesn't occur again.
—T. Harv Eker

If we don't see a failure as a challenge to modify our approach, but rather as a problem with ourselves, as a personality defect, we will immediately feel overwhelmed.
—Anthony Robbins

The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a warrior
takes everything as a challenge while an ordinary man takes everything
either as a blessing or a curse.
—Carlos Castaneda

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.
—African proverb

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the
airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
—Henry Ford