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18 Quotes On Perseverance To Overcome Any Obstacle

18 Quotes On Perseverance To Overcome Any Obstacle

Sometimes things don’t go exactly the way we expected, but we shouldn’t let failure and mistakes discourage us. And we should never lose confidence. In fact, the biggest mistake one can make is giving up on something after having worked hard on it, just because it seems too difficult or too time consuming to achieve. The secret is to keep going without wondering too much about how we will get to the end. This makes things easier, and helps save time and useless efforts.

I have a good example of someone who didn’t let anything stop or discourage him. His name is Nick Vujicic. Have you ever heard of him? Nick Vujicic is one of the most famous motivational speaker in the world, he’s an author, musician, actor, and his hobbies include fishing, painting and swimming. He also graduated from Griffith University when he was 21 with a Bachelor of Commerce, with a double major in accountancy and financial planning. He is a brilliant, inspiring and successful individual, not only for his fame and all his qualities, but for having achieved everything without arms and legs, without giving up.

Can you imagine the strength and the tenacity of someone who accomplished all this without limbs? This shows you that you can do a lot in your life, you can achieve whatever you want if you strongly commit to it, whatever adversity you face. Don’t be scared if it takes time to reach your goals, and don’t be scared if it seems difficult. If you work on it slowly, step by step, believing in it, you will do a great job.

How many times do we wonder why many people succeed, while we just lead our normal lives, and never stand out of the crowd? The answer is that perseverance is what makes the difference, and Nick Vujicic is the best example of it. We should observe this exceptional person, and we should follow in his footsteps. For this reason, I have collected the 18 best motivational quotes ever about perseverance and determination, to inspire you, and help you have the strength to overcome any obstacle you may encounter.

1. “I type 40 words per minute on a normal computer with my left foot. And with two cups of coffee, I can do 53 words per minute.”
-Nick Vujicic

2. “Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.”
-Samuel Johnson

3. “Perseverance, secret of all triumphs.”
-Victor Hugo

4. “I don’t stop when I’m tired, I stop when I’m done.”
-Marilyn Monroe

5. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you don’t stop.”
-Confucius

6. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
-Nelson Mandela

7. “I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.”
-Abraham Lincoln

8. “Just because you fail once, doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything.”
-Marilyn Monroe

9. “Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”
-A. A. Milne

10. “Trees that are slow to grow, bear the best fruit.”
-Molière

11. “If you are going through hell, keep going.”
-Winston Churchill

12. “Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.”
-Julie Andrews

13. “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.”
-Dale Carnegie

14. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
-Winston Churchill

15. “I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance.
It overcomes almost everything, even nature.”
-John D. Rockefeller

16. “Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting.”
-Napoleon Hill

17. “There is no failure except in no longer trying.”
-Elbert Hubbard

18. “Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.”
-John Quincy Adams

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Last Updated on January 18, 2019

7 Ways To Deal With Negative People

7 Ways To Deal With Negative People

Some people will have a rain cloud hanging over them, no matter what the weather is outside. Their negative attitude is toxic to your own moods, and you probably feel like there is little you can do about it.

But that couldn’t be farther from the truth.

If you want to effectively deal with negative people and be a champion of positivity, then your best route is to take definite action through some of the steps below.

1. Limit the time you spend with them.

First, let’s get this out of the way. You can be more positive than a cartoon sponge, but even your enthusiasm has a chance of being afflicted by the constant negativity of a friend.

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In fact, negativity has been proven to damage your health physically, making you vulnerable to high levels of stress and even cardiac disease. There’s no reason to get hurt because of someone else’s bad mood.

Though this may be a little tricky depending on your situation, working to spend slightly less time around negative people will keep your own spirits from slipping as well.

2. Speak up for yourself.

Don’t just absorb the comments that you are being bombarded with, especially if they are about you. It’s wise to be quick to listen and slow to speak, but being too quiet can give the person the impression that you are accepting what’s being said.

3. Don’t pretend that their behavior is “OK.”

This is an easy trap to fall into. Point out to the person that their constant negativity isn’t a good thing. We don’t want to do this because it’s far easier to let someone sit in their woes, and we’d rather just stay out of it.

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But if you want the best for this person, avoid giving the false impression that their negativity is normal.

4. Don’t make their problems your problems.

Though I consider empathy a gift, it can be a dangerous thing. When we hear the complaints of a friend or family member, we typically start to take on their burdens with them.

This is a bad habit to get into, especially if this is a person who is almost exclusively negative. These types of people are prone to embellishing and altering a story in order to gain sympathy.

Why else would they be sharing this with you?

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5. Change the subject.

When you suspect that a conversation is starting to take a turn for the negative, be a champion of positivity by changing the subject. Of course, you have to do this without ignoring what the other person said.

Acknowledge their comment, but move the conversation forward before the euphoric pleasure gained from complaining takes hold of either of you.

6. Talk about solutions, not problems.

Sometimes, changing the subject isn’t an option if you want to deal with negative people, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still be positive.

I know that when someone begins dumping complaints on me, I have a hard time knowing exactly what to say. The key is to measure your responses as solution-based.

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You can do this by asking questions like, “Well, how could this be resolved?” or, “How do you think they feel about it?”

Use discernment to find an appropriate response that will help your friend manage their perspectives.

7. Leave them behind.

Sadly, there are times when we have to move on without these friends, especially if you have exhausted your best efforts toward building a positive relationship.

If this person is a family member, you can still have a functioning relationship with them, of course, but you may still have to limit the influence they have over your wellbeing.

That being said, what are some steps you’ve taken to deal with negative people? Let us know in the comments.

You may also want to read: How to Stop the Negative Spin of Thoughts, Emotions and Actions.

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