Best Quotes About Obstacles

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome. -Booker T. Washington

Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired. -Martha Graham

There seemed to be endless obstacles… it seemed that the root cause of them all was fear. -Marion Milner

History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats. -B. C. Forbes

If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. -Michael Jordan

The majority see the obstacles; the few see the objectives; history records the successes of the latter, while oblivion is the reward of the former. -Alfred A. Montapert

All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you. -Walt Disney

Some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles. -Washington Irving

Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them. -Orison Swett Marden

Amidst all the clutter, beyond all the obstacles, aside from all the static, are the goals set. Put your head down, do the best job possible, let the flak pass, and work towards those goals. -Donald Rumsfeld

I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed. -Booker T. Washington

We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought. -Bertrand Russell

A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. -Christopher Reeve

The boy who is going to make a great man must not make up his mind merely to overcome a thousand obstacles, but to win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats. -Theodore Roosevelt

Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met. -W. Clement Stone

One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity. -Albert Schweitzer

Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak. -Thomas Carlyle

When a man and a woman have an overwhelming passion for each other, it seems to me, in spite of such obstacles dividing them as parents or husband, that they belong to each other in the name of Nature, and are lovers by Divine right, in spite of human convention or the laws. -Nicolas Chamfort

If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere. -Frank A. Clark

Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles. -Henry Drummond

Of my two handicaps, being female put many more obstacles in my path than being black. -Shirley Chisholm

A man does what he must – in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures – and that is the basis of all human morality. -John F. Kennedy

He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles. -Walter Scott

It's the constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance, sweeps away all obstacles. -Claude M. Bristol

Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture… Do not build up obstacles in your imagination. -Norman Vincent Peale

Life's up and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine your values and goals. Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones to build the life you want. -Marsha Sinetar

We are built to conquer environment, solve problems, achieve goals, and we find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve. -Maxwell Maltz

The theory of rights enables us to rise and overthrow obstacles, but not to found a strong and lasting accord between all the elements which compose the nation. -Giuseppe Mazzini

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

Raising a family is difficult enough. But it's even more difficult for single parents struggling to make ends meet. They don't need more obstacles. They need more opportunities. -Bill Richardson

You learnt that, whatever you are doing in life, obstacles don't matter very much. Pain or other circumstances can be there, but if you want to do a job bad enough, you'll find a way to get it done. -Jack Youngblood

Real obstacles don't take you in circles. They can be overcome. Invented ones are like a maze. -Barbara Sher

Imaginary obstacles are insurmountable. Real ones aren't. -Barbara Sher

When we are sure that we are on the right road there is no need to plan our journey too far ahead. No need to burden ourselves with doubts and fears as to the obstacles that may bar our progress. We cannot take more than one step at a time. -Orison Swett Marden

Inside of all the makeup and the character and makeup, it's you, and I think that's what the audience is really interested in… you, how you're going to cope with the situation, the obstacles, the troubles that the writer put in front of you. -Gregory Peck

Remember, that of all the elements that comprise a human being, the most important, the most essential, the one that will sustain, transcend, overcome and vanquish obstacles is – Spirit! -Buddy Ebsen

Man learns through experience, and the spiritual path is full of different kinds of experiences. He will encounter many difficulties and obstacles, and they are the very experiences he needs to encourage and complete the cleansing process. -Sai Baba

Crystallize your goals. Make a plan for achieving them and set yourself a deadline. Then, with supreme confidence, determination and disregard for obstacles and other people's criticisms, carry out your plan. -Paul J. Meyer

There has to be this pioneer, the individual who has the courage, the ambition to overcome the obstacles that always develop when one tries to do something worthwhile, especially when it is new and different. -Alfred P. Sloan

No matter how many obstacles that are thrown in our path, there are ways to except them and to live through them. -Robert Zemeckis

While there are many obstacles that deter students from going to college, finances by no means should be the deciding factor. -Bobby Scott

I think of these things as obstacles rather than opportunities, because if they were opportunities it means I actually took the business of doing them seriously. To take myself too seriously is the gentle kiss of death. -Leon Redbone

The best people I know have had a lot of obstacles to overcome. -Jayne Meadows

Like stones rolling down hills, fair ideas reach their objectives despite all obstacles and barriers. It may be possible to speed or hinder them, but impossible to stop them. -Jose Marti

Many obstacles to the expansion of good will have presented themselves. -Paul P. Harris

We combat obstacles in order to get repose, and when got, the repose is insupportable. -Henry Adams

I can hardly express in words my deep feeling and sympathy for them, knowing as I do, the many serious handicaps and obstacles that will confront them in almost every walk of life. -Major Taylor

I might go on discussing this subject at great length, but after all is said, done, and written, my own book of experiences will best show what these obstacles are, and how I managed to overcome them to some extent. -Major Taylor

The State of Israel has faced obstacles and challenges to its very survival, with conventional military attacks leading the way to suicide bombers who have killed innocent Israeli men, women, and children. -Jerry Costello

I think that obstacles lead to growth and ultimately, the most learning I've done in my life is between jobs. -Anthony Michael Hall

Let there be great enthusiasm for the plan throughout the entire republic that will overcome all obstacles. Let us join together to realize the Five Year Plan and bring our economy and our own living standards to previously unknown heights. -Walter Ulbricht

People let their own hang-ups become the obstacles between them and personal happiness. -Lucinda Williams

In this respect I expressed my doubts about using the Corps directly on the South coast, to form a bridgehead for the Army – as the area immediately behind the coast was now covered with obstacles. These doubts were accepted by Hitler. -Kurt Student

Let's remember the children who come from broken homes, surrounded by crime, drugs, temptation, their peers having babies out of wedlock, but who still manage to get a good education despite the many obstacles they face every day. -Armstrong Williams

But the cure for most obstacles is, Be decisive. -George Weinberg

The confounding Political Economy with the Sciences and Arts to which it is subservient, has been one of the principal obstacles to its improvement. -Nassau William Senior

With respect to the first of these obstacles, it has often been made a matter of grave complaint against Political Economists, that they confine their attention to Wealth, and disregard all consideration of Happiness or Virtue. -Nassau William Senior

I find the mantle of, she works hard for the money, or, she's overcome so many obstacles a bit overused. -Marlee Matlin

The U.S. Olympic spirit award is an award that is given to an athlete who embodies the Olympic spirit in more ways than just on the playing field, in showing incredible perseverance, in overcoming obstacles, and what we wanted to do is have everybody can vote on-line. -Brian Boitano

With options thus foreclosed, in order to protect and defend the nation and clear the obstacles that stood in its path, a decisive appeal to arms was made. -Hideki Tojo

I have a message for the young kids. Life is about obstacles, endeavors in life are not to be overlooked. -Wade Boggs

One way or the other, if you want to find reasons why you shouldn't keep on, you'll find 'em. The obstacles are all there; there are a million of 'em. -Benny Goodman

The life of the individual is a continuous combat with errors and obstacles, and no victory is more satisfying than the one achieved against opposition. -Gustav Stresemann

Our opponents maintain that we are confronted with insurmountable political obstacles, but that may be said of the smallest obstacle if one has no desire to surmount it. -Theodor Herzl

I've learned at the book signings that everyone has obstacles. -Greg Louganis

Being idealistic really helps you overcome some of the many obstacles put in your path. -Andy Hertzfeld

Real talent will get through whatever the obstacles. -Kim Wilde

I've always found that anything worth achieving will always have obstacles in the way and you've got to have that drive and determination to overcome those obstacles on route to whatever it is that you want to accomplish. -Chuck Norris

Everybody goes through obstacles and problems and issues and turn their backs on people that we are fond of and love just because we hurt; and everybody goes through that. -Boris Kodjoe

Football is a passion that she holds dear to her heart. She's really going for her dream and there are obstacles in the way, but deep down she knows what she wants, and she pursues that. -Parminder Nagra

I wanted to raise the voice of a lot of the people that I knew growing up, and this was, for the most part, poor people who had extraordinary dreams but also very amazing obstacles. -Edwidge Danticat

Everyone has obstacles, and you're not going to have the right answer or do the right thing every single time. -Shannon Miller

I've been motivated by overcoming challenge and overcoming the hurdles and obstacles that face me. There still is plenty out there to get motivated by. -Andre Agassi

You have to go understand that life and baseball is littered with all kinds of obstacles and problems along the way. You have to learn how to overcome them to be successful in life. -Dave Winfield

There are many challenges, there are many obstacles; let us try to change the obstacles to advantages. -Harri Holkeri

However, the fact that the tanks had now been raised to such a pitch of technical perfection that they could cross our undamaged trenches and obstacles did not fail to have a marked effect on our troops. -Paul von Hindenburg

Joy is of the will which labours, which overcomes obstacles, which knows triumph. -William Butler Yeats

To throw obstacles in the way of a complete education is like putting out the eyes. -Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Freedom in general may be defined as the absence of obstacles to the realization of desires. -Bertrand Russell

We have to embrace obstacles to reach the next stage of joy. -Goldie Hawn

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

By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination. -Christopher Columbus

My definition of an adventure game is an interactive story set with puzzles and obstacles to solve and worlds to explore. -Roberta Williams

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

I don't really think in terms of obstacles. My biggest obstacle is always myself. -Steve Earle

If you look at the history of big obstacles in understanding our world, there's usually an intuitive assumption underlying them that's wrong. -Jeff Hawkins

A successful woman preacher was once asked what special obstacles have you met as a woman in the ministry? Not one, she answered, except the lack of a minister's wife. -Anna Garlin Spencer

It still holds true that man is most uniquely human when he turns obstacles into opportunities. -Eric Hoffer

I remain convinced that obstinate addiction to ordinary language in our private thoughts is one of the main obstacles to progress in philosophy. -Bertrand Russell

In order to succeed, people need a sense of self-efficacy, to struggle together with resilience to meet the inevitable obstacles and inequities of life. -Albert Bandura

If the leader is filled with high ambition and if he pursues his aims with audacity and strength of will, he will reach them in spite of all obstacles. -Carl von Clausewitz

Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way. -Les Brown

Sports is a metaphor for overcoming obstacles and achieving against great odds. Athletes, in times of difficulty, can be important role models. -Bill Bradley

We will as soon as possible reexamine our laws and policies and eliminate all obstacles to genuine investment. -Olusegun Obasanjo

This past year has been something else… it's opened my eyes to many things and many people. It's had its ups and downs and ins and outs. And I believe we've all been able to take something from that and grow in our own imparticular ways. We've over come obstacles, and set in motion opportunities that can change our own individual lives. -Kyle Schmid

I left Russia in 1993 optimistic that democracy had taken hold despite the obstacles. -Robert Kagan

Having achieved my own dreams, I want to give to kids who are less fortunate, who struggle with everyday obstacles. I want to give them something positive in their lives: support. -Kristi Yamaguchi

For me, the greatest obstacles are never on the ice itself. That's the area I excel in. That's where my passion is. I think we all strive to push ourselves, to overcome our struggles. And when we do, we get to know ourselves better. -Ann Bancroft

That's what protagonists do. They work hard, they have a conflict, they overcome the obstacles. -Jon Heder

Since coming back from Iraq, there's been so many triumphs and obstacles standing in my way, so whenever I set my mind to something, I definitely just go full blast at it. -Jessica Lynch

Despite all these obstacles and bad security situation, I have the energy and the resolve to train, but my head is full of ideas and it distracts me, and I need to focus. -Dana Hussein

Well, you've got certain obstacles that get in your way throughout your career, but you have to be a strong individual. -Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

If anyone has followed my career, they know that there's been a lot of obstacles and a lot of ups and down through my career. But day in and day out, and in the square circle, I went out there and always did my best. -Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

The difference between people who believe they have books inside of them and those who actually write books is sheer cussed persistence – the ability to make yourself work at your craft, every day – the belief, even in the face of obstacles, that you've got something worth saying. -Jennifer Weiner

Good is somebody who delivered and allowed the company to overcome obstacles, without leaving a profound impact on its culture. Great is somebody who leads his company to achievements and performance and value that nobody was expecting it had. -Carlos Ghosn

To be gay is nothing to be proud of. It's in how you are gay that you have something to be proud of, considering the obstacles placed in your path if you are gay. -Dan Savage

At the point when I wanted to become a designer, I didn't think about, 'Oh, but I'm a woman,' just like didn't think about like, well, 'I'm Chinese' or that 'I'm in Michigan.' You know, none of those things were obstacles to me. I just had this idea that this is what I had to do. -Anna Sui

When we read stories of heroes, we identify with them. We take the journey with them. We see how the obstacles almost overcome them. We see how they grow as human beings or gain qualities or show great qualities of strength and courage and with them, we grow in some small way. -Sam Raimi

In America, the stories we tell ourselves and we tell each other in fiction have to do with individualism. Every person here is the center of his or her own story. And our job as people and as characters is to find our own motivations and desires, to overcome conflicts and obstacles toward defining ourselves so that we grow and change. -Adam Johnson

For a long time, society put obstacles in the way of women who wanted to enter the sciences. -Sally Ride

Architecture and building is about how you get around the obstacles that are presented to you. That sometimes determines how successful you'll be: How good are you at going around obstacles? -Jeremy Renner

Every walk that I do, there's obstacles in the way. There's always somebody or something that comes across negative, but I live for that sort of thing. -Nik Wallenda

I decided to make music again at a time when I couldn't have had more obstacles. -Marilyn Manson

I never felt the same passion for the game in the States and there were a lot of headaches, a lot of obstacles to overcome – it didn't just run itself for the love of the game because soccer is not the No. 1 sport as it is in Europe. -Hope Solo

It's our challenges and obstacles that give us layers of depth and make us interesting. Are they fun when they happen? No. But they are what make us unique. And that's what I know for sure… I think. -Ellen DeGeneres

One of the greatest obstacles to escaping poverty is the staggering cost of higher education. -Chris Van Hollen

I like to set up obstacles and defeat them. -Heath Ledger

I live my life like everyone else; everyone has their own obstacles. Mine is deafness. -Marlee Matlin

The day of the daredevil reporter who refuses to see obstacles to getting the truth, and seeing it with his or her own eyes, seems to have died. -Alastair Campbell

I'm interested in people who have to overcome obstacles, people who are not sheltered by the umbrella of the establishment, marginals. -Isabel Allende

I think great romance needs great obstacles and textures. -Ang Lee

Don't take yourself too seriously. Know when to laugh at yourself, and find a way to laugh at obstacles that inevitably present themselves. -Halle Berry

Happiness is dependent on self-discipline. We are the biggest obstacles to our own happiness. It is much easier to do battle with society and with others than to fight our own nature. -Dennis Prager

When I lost my friends, it was because I had used the power of giving on them recklessly. I swept into their lives with my big fat checkbook, and I erased years of obstacles for them overnight – but sometimes, in the process, I also accidentally erased years of dignity. -Elizabeth Gilbert

If there is one thing that all players have in common it is that winning, competitive gene; the ability to overcome obstacles and fight for what you want from your career. -Andres Iniesta

Maybe I'm just purely lucky. If I've come up against obstacles I've always found another way around it. -P. J. Harvey

We need to have a modicum of faith in people's common sense, creativity and will to survive and prosper even in the face of great difficulties and obstacles. If people could keep society running in the aftermath of the Black Death, they could keep it running after the U.S. government defaulted on its debt. -Robert Higgs

Everybody's life has some mythical quality. You struggle against obstacles, you fight to get to a higher level and there are great loves. -Dolph Lundgren

The job of president is to motivate, to inspire, to be side by side with people making sure that they develop all their capacities and that I remove all the obstacles they have to grow by themselves. -Vicente Fox

I want to share some insight into why someone would want to be a SEAL. A lot of us faced obstacles growing up. I didn't have any type of real nurturing as a kid. I hope people will relate to my story and go, 'Hey, if this guy can do it, so can I.' -Howard E. Wasdin

There are a lot of obstacles in the way of our understanding animal intelligence – not the least being that we can't even agree whether nonhuman species are conscious. We accept that chimps and dolphins experience awareness; we like to think dogs and cats do. But what about mice and newts? What about a fly? Is anything going on there at all? -Jeffrey Kluger

What's really interesting and fun to explore is not just the falling in love and everything being great, but the obstacles to falling in love. -Patrick J. Adams

Depression taught me the importance of compassion and hard work, and that you can overcome enormous obstacles. -Rob Delaney

I really think if you take away a character's obstacles then there's no comedy. -Kunal Nayyar

When things don't come so naturally to you, you want to persevere, you want to keep pushing yourself to overcome obstacles that prevent you from having the kind of life that you want to have. -Daniel Tammet

To me, obstacles in life build character. You have to be able to overcome adversity in order to succeed and appreciate the simple things life has to offer… that's where most of my inspiration for writing and singing comes from. -Elliott Yamin

Wonder knows that while you cannot look at the light, you cannot look at anything else without it. It is not exhausted by childhood, but finds its key there. It is a journey like a walk through the woods over the usual obstacles and around the common distractions while the voice of direction leads, saying, 'This is the way, walk ye in it.' -Ravi Zacharias

We all put obstacles in our own path toward personal style, myself included. If we understood why we constructed these practical and emotional obstacles, we might move beyond it to healthier, happier perceptions of ourselves and, ideally, a better sense of self-esteem. -Stacy London

Almost every morning I write in my journal. I've been keeping it for a long time – I've filled more than 50 books. I write about what's going on in my personal and spiritual life or what's going on at work. It helps me keep things in perspective, especially when things get crazy or I get stressed or we have obstacles. -Blake Mycoskie

I've definitely had obstacles in my career – my whole entire career – to stay a certain weight, to get smaller than I have been, but I look at my family, I look at where I come from and that's not really in our genes. -Raven-Symone

As an actor, secrets and obstacles fuel the character. -Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

The gateways to wisdom and learning are always open, and more and more I am choosing to walk through them. Barriers, blocks, obstacles, and problems are personal teachers giving me the opportunity to move out of the past and into the Totality of Possibilities. -Louise L. Hay

I thrive on obstacles. If I'm told that it can't be told, then I push harder. -Issa Rae

The best fiction is geared towards conflict. We learn most about our characters through tension, when they are put up against insurmountable obstacles. This is true in real life. -Sufjan Stevens

Macro-trading requires a high degree of skill, focus and repetition. Life events, such as birth, divorce, death of a loved one and other emotional highs and lows are obstacles to success in this specific field of finance. -Paul Tudor Jones

You can be extremely bright and still have dyslexia. You just have to understand how you learn and how you process information. When you know that, you can overcome a lot of the obstacles that come with dyslexia. -Tim Tebow

You could power America with renewables from a technical and economic standpoint. The biggest obstacles are social and political – what you need is the will to do it. -Mark Z. Jacobson

I do seem to try to make things harder and harder for myself. In some perverse way, obstacles interest me and I'm drawn to projects that end up being incredibly laborious. -Taryn Simon

When you love a problem, its contours, obstacles and resistances are all just part of its character. -Steven Strogatz

I remember my daughter Deni coming along, and she was so pure and caring of everybody and everything. And somehow, this little being managed to get around all the obstacles – the gun turrets, the walls, the moats, the sentries – that were wrapped around my heart. My heart at that time needed her. -Woody Harrelson

The tricks of magic follow the archetypes of narrative fiction – there are tales of creation and loss, death and resurrection, and obstacles that must be overcome. -Marco Tempest

Poverty places not just one or two obstacles but multiple obstacles in a child's pathway to what we would consider to be regular development – cognitively, intellectually and emotionally. -Geoffrey Canada

Drama is about conflict, and it's about putting obstacles in the path of people you who care about. -Jim Beaver

I admire people who overcome obstacles or who have to commit – I've always really admired commitment, whether it be a commitment to living or a commitment to love. People who commit to a moment. People who are not somewhere else, but in the room with you. -Anne-Marie Duff

I take my hat off to my friend, Mark Wahlberg, because I know that it took him a long time to make 'The Fighter', and he overcame a lot of obstacles to do it, and now the film is an unqualified success. -Holt McCallany

Concern yourself more with accepting responsibility than with assigning blame. Let the possibilities inspire you more than the obstacles discourage you. -Ralph Marston

There are plenty of difficult obstacles in your path. Don't allow yourself to become one of them. -Ralph Marston

I had to get over a Southern accent and go through a lot of obstacles. But I love my job, and I love what I do. If it's something that your parents are pushing you into, it's never going to be rewarding. -Taylor Spreitler

If you don't love what you're doing with unbridled passion and enthusiasm, you're not going to succeed when you hit obstacles. -Howard Schultz

The inner me was always under attack by authority, by the way my parents wanted me to be brought up, by these English schools I went to. So I've always felt this kind of anti-authoritarian strain in me, pushing to express itself despite the obstacles. -Edward Said

Early in my career, having many visible tattoos created obstacles and presented quite a challenge to move forward. I've heard comments like, 'actors don't have tattoos.' The notion of typecasting was a reoccurring theme despite my passion toward creativity and personal expression. -Robert LaSardo

I admire Brad Pitt, honestly, just because of how he started and the obstacles he had to overcome to have the career that he's had. -Shemar Moore

Fear can be good when you're walking past an alley at night or when you need to check the locks on your doors before you go to bed, but it's not good when you have a goal and you're fearful of obstacles. We often get trapped by our fears, but anyone who has had success has failed before. -Queen Latifah

The man who can articulate the movements of his inner life need no longer be a victim of himself, but is able slowly and consistently to remove the obstacles that prevent the spirit from entering. -Henri Nouwen

When we tackle obstacles, we find hidden reserves of courage and resilience we did not know we had. And it is only when we are faced with failure do we realise that these resources were always there within us. We only need to find them and move on with our lives. -A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

When I started Biocon in 1978, the obstacles I needed to navigate were manifold – ranging from infrastructural hurdles to issues related to my credibility as a business woman. With no access to venture capital, money was scarce and high-cost, debt-based capital was all I had. -Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

One of the biggest obstacles I've overcome in my life was thinking I didn't deserve to be successful. Artistically I'm not as much of a heavyweight as someone like Paul Simon or Joni Mitchell, because I'm not a creator of original music, and I worried about that for years. -Bonnie Raitt

It's part of life to have obstacles. It's about overcoming obstacles; that's the key to happiness. -Herbie Hancock

By the time you get to your sixth record, some of the benefits of being in a band are grander than ever, but some of the obstacles are just massive. You deal with these lateral subjects, and all that is left is the elephant in the room. -Josh Homme

I just wanted to be who I was, which was like so many other girls I knew. We grew up in the city, had a hard edge and obstacles to overcome, but we were still young and beautiful. I didn't want to be all dressed up, all made up – I wanted to be myself, which hadn't been done before. -Alicia Keys

I think the world offers so many wonderful varieties of obstacles, but that shouldn't be one for kids – is the worry that 'my parents wont be there.' -Drew Barrymore

I want my kids to have passion for life, to really have a passion for life. I think when you have a passion for something, you can overcome obstacles, if you float through life without having anything to hold on to or get you fired up emotionally and to focus on, I think it's really hard to overcome things. -Steve Nash

When you're in your 20s, you're a little more carefree; you're single. You have a very different way of looking at the world and experiencing the world. But later in your 30s, when you have children, a career, career obstacles, mortgages, car payments and relationships, you have to negotiate; that's a very different life. -Melissa De Sousa

When I came out, when I was 17 years old, it was one of those things where I realized that there was going to be so many obstacles, but being gay doesn't mean being weak. -Bob Harper

I was always taught to let the obstacles be your guide because they lead you to places that you wouldn't have gone on your own. Instead of going through a rock, you go around it, creating a path. -Sante D'Orazio

I love solving puzzles, I love finding my way around obstacles, and I love learning new things about technology. -Kevin Mitnick

At Year Up, our students – low income 18-24 year olds – come to us having already faced substantial obstacles in life. They are not in search of a handout; what they want most of all is the ability to take ownership of their own futures. -Gerald Chertavian

Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust. -Zig Ziglar

I want a painting to be difficult to do. The more obstacles, obstructions, problems – if they don't overwhelm – the better. I would like to feel that I am involved at any stage of the painting with all its moments, not just this 'now' moment where a superficial grace is so available. -Richard Diebenkorn

There have been setbacks, illnesses and other obstacles, so inevitably I've had disappointments. But once you realise that things can't always go your own way, you're on the right track to being able to handle your own life. -Diana Quick

The reforms proposed by the Patent Reform Act of 2007 are precisely the type of congressional action needed. The Act will remove obstacles to growth and restore balance to the patent system. -Viet D. Dinh

Techno-optimism is a belief in the power of technology to extend our sphere of possibilities and, ultimately, a belief that technology helps us solve and transcend problems, limitations and obstacles. -Jason Silva

In Silicon Valley, if you spend a lot of time thinking about the obstacles, you'll talk yourself out of everything, because the more you look at it, the less logical something sounds, since no one has done it yet. -Dan Rosensweig

Immigrants have faced huge obstacles to achieving the American Dream, yet have persevered to overcome them. -Charles B. Rangel

There was a strong focus on performance and respect for people. And one of the points that my father always made was that with all the challenges and obstacles and barriers, the one thing you can control is your performance. And that is one thing I have tried to adhere to throughout my career. -Kenneth Chenault

Like everyone else in this world, I have had struggles. There's disappointment and obstacles in everybody's life. I feel like I was writing 'Second Chance' not just for myself, but also for the people who have struggled. -El DeBarge

It's easy to look at the things of this world to solve our challenges and obstacles in life, but when we submit our lives to Christ, His grace, mercy, peace and love will bring true fulfillment to our lives. -Bethany Hamilton

In my head, at least, the business of spinning stories has no closing time. Twists in my characters' lives, glimpses of their secrets, obstacles to their dreams… all arrive unbidden when I'm getting cash at the ATM, walking my son to camp, singing a hymn at a wedding. -Julia Glass

Chinese brands will face many obstacles when marketing to Western consumers. Beyond the associations with poor quality and unsound environmental practices, they generally do not have the marketing capabilities or budgets to build powerful global brands. -Nirmalya Kumar

Theatre is a series of insurmountable obstacles on the road to imminent disaster. -Tom Stoppard

Basic SEAL training is six months of long, torturous runs in the soft sand, midnight swims in the cold water off San Diego, obstacles courses, unending calisthenics, days without sleep and always being cold, wet and miserable. -William H. McRaven

Regardless of the obstacles or hurdles that are ahead of you, regardless of the opponent, regardless of the odds, your goal and objective always is to win. I think that's part of sports. -Grant Hill

I appreciate my brother, His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the U.A.E. and Ruler of Dubai, and the Council of Ministers, who face every morning challenges, but plan and remove all obstacles to score achievements. -Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

I dropped out of high school when I was, like, 15, so I just focused on doing music. It's all I wanted to do; I didn't want to work or anything else. I took all the negativity and obstacles that came with life, and I just put it in the music. -Tyga

We all have obstacles. The feeling of satisfaction comes by overcoming something. -Marta

I'm a realist, not a sugar coater. I believe in always letting people know what their obstacles are. And at the end of the day, I just want to be respected for my hard work. -Tichina Arnold

When people from organizations like the World Bank descended on Third World countries, they always tried to remove obstacles to development, to reduce economic anxiety and uncertainty. -Malcolm Gladwell

Teachers today are breaking down obstacles, finding innovative ways to instill old lessons, proving that greatness can be found in everyday places. -Taylor Mali

Like myself, President Obama is the father of two daughters. He understands the obstacles that they face as women, but he also understands the emergency of the state of young black men in America. -Al Sharpton

As sisters in Zion, we can be obstacles to the adversary's conspiracy against families and virtue. -Sheri L. Dew

A better way to help American companies compete against competitors abroad is to remove all series and myriad of obstacles they face in America, whether it's union rules in some states or massive amounts of regulation imposed upon them, one of the most expensive combined corporate tax rates on the planet. -Marco Rubio

As a Southerner, I love obstacles for my characters. -Karin Slaughter

While we face economic obstacles that challenge every decision made in Washington, decisions made merely for political gain must stop. It's time to restore civility in Congress. It's time for action where action is needed – all politics aside. -Nick Lampson

I overcame a lot of obstacles in my life and in my childhood. -Thalia

Yes, there are obstacles as a woman; there is no doubt about it. -Reem Acra

The more you can remove the obstacles between you and the world as a woman, the easier and simpler life becomes. -Cate Blanchett

When you suddenly become successful, the change is enormous, both financially and in terms of recognition and the way people treat you. I found that hard to deal with. I got very guilty about it, and I think I put up obstacles to prevent myself enjoying it. -James Nesbitt

As soon as we step beyond the established boundaries of pure thermodynamic theory, we enter a trackless region confronting us with obstacles which even the most astute of us are almost at a loss to tackle. -Wilhelm Wien

It takes obstacles to learn, grow, be better. -Orlando Bloom

It is true that Egypt's attempt at democracy after the 2011 revolution encountered many obstacles in governance and infrastructure. -Ahmed Zewail

Encourage aspiring writers to continue writing when things are going against them, when it feels hard. Explain the typical obstacles that occur, and encourage and reassure them to continue, never to give up. -Patrick Modiano

Even if you set a long-term goal, that doesn't mean it's a straight-line journey. Often, there are problems and obstacles along the way. -Fred DeLuca

How you handle the obstacles has a big impact on how you do. If you give up, then you obviously don't get there, but if you're persistent, and you keep thinking of new ways to approach the business, you're more likely to reach your goal. -Fred DeLuca

New leaders must also expect and manage setbacks. In post-revolutionary times, expectations are high, and the obstacles to meeting them are enormous. -Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Marriage is a decades-long experiment, conducted mostly in private; a test of will in the face of unexpected obstacles. -Jojo Moyes

Within ourselves, there are voices that provide us with all the answers that we need to heal our deepest wounds, to transcend our limitations, to overcome our obstacles or challenges, and to see where our soul is longing to go. -Debbie Ford

It is clear to me that one of the biggest obstacles we face as human beings is the pain we put ourselves through when we resist and wrestle with our emotions. -Debbie Ford

All writing and publishing is very difficult, regardless of genre. There are going to be obstacles no matter what. -Carrie Vaughn

I had been so focused on what to discard, on attacking the unwanted obstacles around me, that I had forgotten to cherish the things that I loved, the things I wanted to keep. -Marie Kondo

I love telling stories from a kid's point of view because they don't really see all the obstacles in front of them. They're resilient, and sometimes adults can steal that from them. -George Tillman, Jr.

The ogres and witches and giants of fairytales stand in as metaphors for those obstacles that we all face in our own lives. -Kate Forsyth

The presumption that an extant mode is efficient if the expected net gain is negative can nevertheless be rebutted by showing that the obstacles to implementing an otherwise superior feasible alternative are 'unfair.' -Oliver E. Williamson

We talk about what's important to Hispanics: education, family, creating an environment in which you can achieve what you want to achieve because there aren't going to be obstacles in your way. -Lionel Sosa

From the very first, it has been the educated and intelligent of the Negro people that have led and elevated the mass, and the sole obstacles that nullified and retarded their efforts were slavery and race prejudice; for what is slavery but the legalized survival of the unfit and the nullification of the work of natural internal leadership? -W. E. B. Du Bois

For a startup to overcome obstacles and succeed, it must foster limitless thinking. By hiring students into their first career job, you get to set their framework for how a company functions and instill them with your values for your company's culture. -Jay Samit

Creating something that builds lasting value and changes the lives of millions of people requires forging a team that will work hard to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles, stand up to the pressures of fame and fortune, and stay true to the original vision long after others stop believing. -Jay Samit

Man is capable of every great heroism; it was man who found a means of conquering the formidable obstacles of his environment, establishing himself lord of the earth, and laying the foundations of civilization. -Maria Montessori

If the whole of mankind is to be united into one brotherhood, all obstacles must be removed so that men, all over the surface of the globe, should be as children playing in a garden. -Maria Montessori

As long as Wanxiang exists, we will pursue our dream to make electric cars, whatever the obstacles. -Lu Guanqiu

I am extremely proud of my rags-to-riches story. It's fun to be a misfit or an underdog if you acknowledge your gifts and befriend your obstacles. -Kangana Ranaut

Voting shouldn't be a challenge. It should be as easy and accessible as possible. We shouldn't require forms of ID that folks don't have. We shouldn't restrict days or hours that allow working people a chance to both do their job and exercise their democratic right, and we damn well shouldn't be throwing up new obstacles midstream. -Donna Brazile

The world needs champions. Too many people still find the path to opportunity closed to them. Too many still find unnecessary obstacles to education, to housing, to the full and free exercise of the right to vote. -Loretta Lynch

The recession's high unemployment rates may have encouraged people to start sole proprietorships, but there are many obstacles in the way of growing a company to create jobs. -Sam Graves

Removing government-created obstacles to small business growth is what Washington should be addressing, and this focus should start with removing the herculean impediments to job creation found in the health care law. -Sam Graves

The road to success has to have obstacles because, at the end of the day, when success comes, it will be that much better. -Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

I'm really interested in women, particularly the kind of black woman who has overcome obstacles in her life and transformed. -Mickalene Thomas

Once I made the decision to make art despite the obstacles and to make this my priority, things just opened up for me. -Mickalene Thomas

Very early, I thought I would go into music, but I was aware that it would bring a set of obstacles I didn't find particularly attractive. Also, I'm not a great performer! For a while, I thought I would do something in landscape gardening. But it was always fashion for me. -Stella McCartney

The development of the New Architecture encountered serious obstacles at a very early stage of its development. Conflicting theories and the dogmas enunciated in architects' personal manifestos all helped to confuse the main issue. -Walter Gropius

Love conquers all difficulties, surmounts all obstacles, and effects what to any other power would be impossible. -William Godwin

Look several months ahead, see where the obstacles lie, and figure out ways to overcome them. -Jillian Michaels

If doing anything new, you're very used to having insurmountable obstacles. -Jonathan Ive

If I could find a way to make a film that takes you into the mind of a fighter, where you have 36 minutes of combat with so many different emotions, so many highs and lows, so many obstacles to overcome, I'd do that. -Peter Berg

I never felt the need to introduce all the obstacles in my past when I say, 'Hello, my name is Nate.' But at the same time, I've never hidden from it. -Nate Parker

That's where I'll get the love in my heart: from, the fact that little young guys can look at the obstacles that I had to go through to become a Hall of Famer and know it's not so bad when it comes to them trying to accomplish the same goal. -Allen Iverson

I want to do what I can to make the law make sense to citizens and businesses alike. I want the laws to assist them in worthwhile endeavors, not to stand as bureaucratic obstacles. -Janet Reno

I think I've been very fortunate, considering the obstacles that I had to deal with, you know, just being – by virtue of being a brown, lovely, brown-skinned man. But on the other hand, I've been able to make a good living, and I've been able to take care of my family, which is most important to me. -Billy Dee Williams

Through my work, I've learned that if I love it, whether it's music, acting or any type of entertainment, I can overcome any of the obstacles that come my way. -Trevor Jackson

You have to make a decision: Am gonna be the person that takes the risk? Am I gonna be the person that says I'm gonna start this business and I'm gonna follow through with it no matter what the obstacles? -Joy Mangano

Overcome obstacles one at a time: Sometimes the end goal becomes too daunting, so take things one step at a time and overcome each obstacle as you get to it. -Joy Mangano

Growing up, I've had plenty of obstacles, but to be honest, I didn't always have doubters. I was a standout athlete, so when that happens, you don't have too many people telling you 'You can't do this,' and 'You can't do that.' I've always been a bit of a people person and a hard worker. -Roman Reigns

I've made a lot of mistakes in my life, but I think that's normal for someone who wants to grow and develop. You will have to overcome plenty of obstacles, and it is normal that you should stumble sometimes. -Gianluigi Buffon

Everyone has to face obstacles. Everybody has to face hurdles. It's what you do with those that determines how successful you're going to be. -Craig Sager

Whatever be the challenges, whatever be the obstacles before us, I say to you as I say to everybody else that we will overcome. -Ferdinand Marcos

I never give up when I encounter obstacles in my way. I just continue going until I reach my career objectives. -Henrikh Mkhitaryan

I wanted to create a world that presented the Smurfs with obstacles and challenges and really put them in a fish-out-of-water situation but also make them very active in getting out of their situation. Make them really the central characters. -Kelly Asbury

Men are different than women, and men live with – with some very difficult obstacles. I mean, a man, basically, in his true nature, is to spread his seed, and a woman is a gatherer, and that's kind of the way we're – our limbic system is set up, you know. -Goldie Hawn

No difficulty can discourage, no obstacle dismay, no trouble dishearten the man who has acquired the art of being alive. Difficulties are but dares of fate, obstacles but hurdles to try his skill, troubles but bitter tonics to give him strength; and he rises higher and looms greater after each encounter with adversity. -Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Since losing my legs, I've found out that I am able to help other people by sharing how I've overcome my obstacles. -Amy Purdy

We all have challenges. You can let them be obstacles or roadblocks, or you can use them. -Amy Purdy

During my time in the Texas State Legislature, I witnessed firsthand the lack of evidence behind the rampant claims of voter fraud and the obstacles voters would face if the 2011 photo Voter ID were put in place. -Marc Veasey

The ADA is essential in helping me overcome the obstacles I face as a Wounded Warrior and empowers me to assist other veterans. It allows me to be physically active, have my pilot's license, and serve in Congress. -Tammy Duckworth

The characters I've played that I like the most are people that have a lot of obstacles. They have a lot of bad things going on. They're seeking to do something good amidst all the detritus around them, and they're aware of how badly they've screwed it up. That kind of self-awareness is tragic. -Paul Sparks

For reasons which I can't logically explain, in all of the films I've done, I've ended up doing love stories of one kind or another, and it seems to me that love stories are extremely dependent on the obstacles you can place between the lovers. There is no love story without it. -Sydney Pollack

There are always going to be obstacles. I think the bigger your aspirations, the larger the obstacles. -Kathryn Minshew

I've played basketball all of my life, and I've had things happen on the court that you eventually have to move on from. It's part of some of the obstacles that you meet in trying to reach your pinnacle. -Scottie Pippen

Every team deals with obstacles throughout the course of the season, and it's as a unit that they need to be worked through. Injuries are part of the game, just like facing tough teams on the road or having one of your best players get into foul trouble. -Scottie Pippen

Best thing for a government to do is to eliminate obstacles like filing registrations, getting licences, and so on… tedious steps slow everything down. -Masayoshi Son

I did notice growing up that there are so many things, obstacles and things, that people think you can't do because you're Muslim or because you're wearing a hijab. You hear a lot of no's. That was something that I wanted to see change. -Halima Aden

People I looked up to a lot were, you know, Oprah because she had a rough childhood but overcame so many obstacles and broke barriers to become who she is. It was really eye opening to me: just because I had a rough childhood doesn't mean that I can't make something of myself. -Halima Aden

I didn't really realise that I was going to have more obstacles because I was a woman. It was never something that I thought about. -Katherine Ryan

A lot of people love to throw the social climber thing at people who are on the rise, but it's really just God moving all the people that are distractions, all the obstacles, out of the way for me to achieve what I'm destined to achieve. -Justine Skye

Love stories require an obstacle between the lovers, something that keeps them from one another. You have to yearn for the love that can't be fulfilled. And it gets harder to conceive of viable cultural or racial or sexual obstacles between people as we move forward progressively. -Todd Haynes

I felt 'Brokeback Mountain' re-imbued the love story with an authentic and unquestionable series of obstacles that these men faced. I think that's certainly true for 'Carol' as well. -Todd Haynes

I feel alive inside only when obstacles are arising that must be overcome and eliminated. -Yitzhak Shamir

Women don't necessarily understand that it is possible to have the same level of ambition as men – they allow themselves to be held back by the obstacles rather than empowered by the possibilities. -Heather Bresch

The best thing you can do as a leader when people are pressed is get the obstacles out of their way. -Denise Morrison

I feel strongly about the need for diversity, and with good reason. I'm from a generation of women that found it exhilarating to shatter the glass ceiling. We viewed obstacles as opportunities and earned our seat at the leadership table. -Denise Morrison

All of my fellow directors, I think, would agree that in whatever medium you are working, the challenges and obstacles push them to be more creative. That's the case with VR. -Doug Liman

Most people cherish their very existence and try their best to live a life worth living. In spite of the seemingly insurmountable obstacles in our way, we somehow hope against hope and find a way to be as life-affirming as humanly possible! How? Love! -Richard Belzer

Emotions aren't the obstacles to a successful negotiation; they are the means. -Christopher Voss

Because Techstars is an intensely productive three-month program in which product development and iteration are primary goals, we're constantly looking to streamline our program to help entrepreneurs avoid recurring obstacles. -David Cohen

There are obstacles and challenges that my dark-skinned sisters face that I will never know. How they are perceived when they walk in a room of strangers is something I will never truly know. -Jurnee Smollett-Bell

The hardest obstacles for Bitcoin companies are banking and regulation. -Charlie Shrem

Fighting, especially at this level, is about getting through adversity. You position yourself mentally to go out and take on obstacles that stand in your way. In the Octagon and in life, you face tough situations and have every chance to quit, but the more adversity you push through, the more likely you are to be successful. -Tyron Woodley

As a premature baby myself, my family faced many challenges in ensuring that I had a healthy start at life. There are so many obstacles for these babies and their families that each new day is a milestone. -Ally Brooke

In every sport, there will be struggle and obstacles, but a victory which comes easily is no victory. -Sangram Singh

There is a part of me that's oblivious. People always ask me, 'What obstacles have you faced?' and I always think, 'What are you talking about?' Whether or not there were obstacles, I never saw obstacles. It's never occurred to me that I wasn't good enough for something. -Shonda Rhimes

I call on Russia and the United States of America, the cosponsors of the peace conference, to help the peace process take bigger steps by contributing to the process and helping to overcome all obstacles. -Yasser Arafat

Like all major transitions in human history, the shift from a linear to a circular economy will be a tumultuous one. It will feature heroes and pioneers, naysayers and obstacles, and moments of victory and doubt. If we persevere, however, we will put our economy back on a path of growth and sustainability. -Frans van Houten

If you throw obstacles at the relationship with Mexico, you would be shooting yourself in the foot. -Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal

It's always tough to play against teams that bunker or 'park the bus' inside the 18-yard box, but we always try to focus on our game and how we can overcome the obstacles that the game presents to continue to get better and score goals. -Ali Krieger

When I see kids who naturally get A's and who naturally score high on tests and the teachers naturally like them because they require the least amount of management – when they come out into the real world, I find they're very poor at getting through obstacles. And life is about solving obstacles. -Jimmy John Liautaud

If you have a vision for something, things are navigable. If it gets fuzzy, then obstacles become much more formidable. -Bennett Miller

If you believe that people are basically good, and you remove obstacles, then they'll do the right thing by each other. -Jeffrey Skoll

There were a lot of moments in my life where I could have died or I could have ended up serving 20 years to life in prison. I overcame those things, those obstacles, because I listened and I obeyed that higher power that was speaking to me at the crucial moments in my life when it really counted. -IronE Singleton

Recognizing that female participation in technology is lower than it should be, we are committed to bolstering female tech talent, eliminating obstacles and challenges they face, and fostering diversity. -Gillian Tans

Our key objective is to remove obstacles to trade. -Arancha Gonzalez

We survey companies and ask them what the barriers to export and import are. Once we map these barriers, we sit down with the companies on one side and the government and regulatory agencies on the other and help them identify obstacles to trade and what has to be done to tackle them. -Arancha Gonzalez

Technology is making it easier for women to connect to business opportunities around the world. Legal obstacles must not be allowed to stand in their way. That's not just because it's economically smart. It's because discrimination shouldn't be the law. -Arancha Gonzalez

Hungry for both fantasy and inspiration, readers crave protagonists who, after overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles, triumph at the end of the day. -Lionel Shriver

We need to work together as social partners to focus on our economy by removing all the obstacles to investment and move South Africa to a higher level of growth. -Cyril Ramaphosa

Every country faces its own obstacles to reaching gender equality, and to make a real difference, we must change public policies in tandem with stereotypes, attitudes, and behaviors. -Jose Angel Gurria

I believe Colorado needs representation from a conservative who has worked his way through the types of obstacles with which nearly all middle-class and lower-income people struggle. -Darryl Glenn

Every parent pursues the best possible opportunities for their child while climbing over obstacles and limitations each day. So in a way, all parents are entrepreneurs. -Andrew Yang

When I see a woman make it over all the obstacles, my heart just sings. -Susan Burton

In my life, I don't have roadblocks and obstacles. I might have something you would call a 'challenge.' I throw that out the window, and I call that a wonderful opportunity. -Frances Hesselbein

I came to understand and observe that we're all going to face obstacles. We're going to have challenges. We're going to fail. We're going to have success. But all of it is going to ultimately be character-building. And it's not going to deter us from wanting to achieve, to strive, and be successful. -Nina Tassler

I'm honored to be a part of the #ShowEm campaign because it recognizes the importance of who we are at our core and what drives us to become who we want to be, no matter what obstacles we face. Jockey has given me a platform to show people that the impossible can be possible if you keep fighting and believing. -Victoria Arlen

You're going to hit some rough patches. You're going to run into obstacles. People are going to say, 'You can't do it.' But you have to persevere. You have to keep working hard and believing in yourself. -Chris Harris, Jr.

In many ways, the South can be very traditional and confining. And what is interesting to me is how women find their way around it. Those obstacles create an amazing sense of humor, of fun, and, ultimately, of integrity. The fiercest and savviest women I have ever known are the women I grew up with. -Connie Britton

There came a point where I did give up on music, but I'm the kind of person that when I face obstacles, I become more determined. It's just something weird within me. -Fantastic Negrito

I've always said that Miguel Pinero's story is a quintessential American tale. An immigrant who comes to this country, is immediately marginalized to the lowest economic level and persecuted because of his skin color and, in spite of all the obstacles put in his way, he becomes a huge popular success. -Benjamin Bratt

Mental discipline and tenacity in the face of obstacles are traits that have greatly helped me in both my personal and professional journey thus far. I am also very optimistic by nature and tend to focus on the positive and remain hopeful when faced with adversity. -Priyamvada Natarajan

For too long, government officials have tinkered with Mexico's economic structure through piecemeal reforms that seek to ensure political stability but that do not address the key obstacles to greater innovation and competitiveness. -Denise Dresser

One of the biggest obstacles to making lots of money is not a lack of good ideas or opportunities or time, or that we're too slovenly or stupid: it's that we refuse to give ourselves permission to become rich. -Jen Sincero

Some of the things I've had to overcome in my past, fighting helped me deal with a lot of struggles. Obstacles in life don't make you a great fighter, but fighting – or, I should say, martial arts – helps you overcome your obstacles. -Rose Namajunas

Positive thinking is a valuable tool that can help you overcome obstacles, deal with pain, and reach new goals. -Amy Morin

There will always be obstacles and challenges that stand in your way. Building mental strength will help you develop resilience to those potential hazards so you can continue on your journey to success. -Amy Morin

Rules are simply obstacles to be jumped, like in a horse race: higher and higher every time. -Maurizio Cattelan

When there's a setback, someone with a fixed mindset will start thinking, 'Maybe I don't have what it takes?' They may get defensive and give up. A hallmark of a successful person is that they persist in the face of obstacle, and often, these obstacles are blessings in disguise. -Carol S. Dweck

I've always been interested, since graduate school, in why some children wilt and shrink back from challenges and give up in the face of obstacles, while others avidly seek challenges and become even more invested in the face of obstacles. So this has been my primary question for over 40 years. -Carol S. Dweck

As always, space remains an unforgiving frontier, and the skies overhead will surely present obstacles and setbacks that must be overcome. But hard challenges demand fresh approaches, and I'm optimistic that Stratolaunch will yield transformative benefits – not only for scientists and space entrepreneurs, but for all of us. -Paul Allen

When you face obstacles or go through different phases, I always relied on my music. I depend on my music, my teammates. So at the end of the day, having incredible music, for me, would keep me in the space I want to be as an artist. -Rick Ross

I learned that one's mentality can influence how they react to physical obstacles. -Lee Seung-gi

I always faced obstacles in my career. -Park Bo-young

A relationship succeeds when obstacles are met with communication and resolution. A relationship flourishes when we take the beloved as our teacher. Shared goals create a transformative, interwoven path. -Alex Grey

I'm not a sympathetic guy when I see people throwing their lives away and using their life's obstacles as excuses to fail. I just don't buy into that. -Dabo Swinney

There's always going to be obstacles and people that doubt you. So it's about proving people wrong and bettering yourself and trying to be the best you. -Kyle Kuzma

There will be many obstacles in the pursuit of your dreams. I had long hours of training, balancing studies and badminton. -P. V. Sindhu

I made my dream come true despite all the obstacles – no money, no training, no skis, no snow. -Eddie the Eagle

Every actor prepares a scene in their own way. For me, it's about understanding the scenario, the room I'm going to be working in, the obstacles in and around the frame, etc. -Manisha Koirala

That's been the story of my life – obstacles: trying to figure a way over them, around them, under them; sometimes you have to go straight through them. -Booker T

You show me anybody that's great in anything they do, I'll show you somebody that's persevered, demonstrated that mental toughness to overcome some obstacles and adversity. -Sean McVay

It takes facing obstacles to grow strong enough to overcome them. -Daniel Dae Kim

Authorities that erect major obstacles to migration – or place severe restrictions on migrants' work opportunities – inflict needless economic self-harm, as they impose barriers to having their labor needs met in an orderly, legal fashion. Worse still, they unintentionally encourage illegal migration. -Antonio Guterres

At the end of the day, you're going to go through obstacles, but with passion, you will be successful, and you will accomplish whatever your dreams are. -Brie Bella

Super-success is not for everyone, and you will endure weeks and months and years of hard work, obstacles, failures, victories, pain, and any manner of 'negative' experiences to reap the rewards of success, drink from the golden goblet, own the brass ring. -Dan Pena

The truth is, I almost always did accomplish what I said I would – in the face of overwhelming obstacles! -Dan Pena

As an athlete, there is no bigger compliment in my mind you can pay a guy when you say he can get the job done despite the obstacles he'll face. -Johny Hendricks

I've had injuries before. They are just obstacles to overcome. -David Haye

As a documentary filmmaker, 'Meru' was an irresistible challenge. You can spend years searching for the right story, but this one had all the elements: the obstacles, the characters, and the drama. -Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

What really makes a hero a hero is if you take that person's hand, and you walk with that person, and they have a lot of weaknesses, but in the end, they overcome all of their obstacles. -Franka Potente

Art thrives on obstacles. The bigger the obstacle, the better the drama. -Nicolas Winding Refn

Had I not gone through the struggles and the obstacles I had, I would not be as strong as I am today. I believe those impediments have forged, shaped, and strengthened my character. -Nadya Suleman

Many older people I know are focused on the past. When they talk about the future, they are, quite understandably, preoccupied with the hassles and obstacles of their increasing age. -Bari Weiss

Corky is the one who never gives up. I never gave up. He faces obstacles, and he couldn't always reach his goals. But he tries to reach his dreams. -Chris Burke

Being sexy, to me, is possessing the full package: the brains, the drive, inner confidence, spiritual foundation, a positive attitude, proceeding through obstacles, making a positive contribution to the world, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. -Mya

To overcome obstacles, you need solutions. -Thomas Tuchel

Every year is a roller coaster. I've enjoyed the struggle of having new coaches and having to prove myself over again. Being able to figure out ways to solve problems, to overcome obstacles – that's been fun. -Clint Dempsey

I know those challenges that come up from time to time in life are our little learning tools, our little steppingstones. If we didn't have those things in our life, how would we learn anything? We would just be walking around like nothing. We need those obstacles in our life because I know one thing – I'm a much better person for them. -Gladys Knight

As an activist, organizer, Palestinian, and a Muslim-American woman, I have faced many obstacles in the industry I work in. I often have to fight for my seat and representation for the communities I represent. -Linda Sarsour

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