Every day you are faced with challenges and choices.
Some days are easy. Life is calm and your choices are straightforward.
Your world is black and white, with very little gray. Or it is full of color, with no haziness to obscure the view.
Other days are hard.
Your world is completely gray. Nothing is clear. Nothing is colorful. Nothing is easy.
On those cloudy, hazy, colorless days, dig deep and prepare yourself for the challenges ahead.
The storm of adversity brings grief, pain, and indecisiveness. Yet, in its aftermath, there is healing, joy, and resolution.
You are no stranger to life’s hardships. You are no stranger to adversity. You are no stranger to conquering the unknown.
Look back on the biggest challenges of your life. What have you learned? How have you grown?
Adversity makes you feel weak in the moment, and overcoming adversity will make you strong in the end.
Adversity is life. Overcoming adversity is living.
Quotes About Adversity
So often in life, things that you regard as an impediment turn out to be great, good fortune. ~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg
I don’t run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run towards it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your foot. ~ Nadia Comaneci
The most beautiful people I’ve known are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. ~ Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
You can send a man to hell, but you can’t make him suffer. ~ George Hammond
Life keeps throwing me stones. And I keep finding the diamonds. ~ Ana Claudia Antunes
We all deal with setbacks but in the long run, the quality of our lives often depends on the quality of our habits. ~ James Clear
The more you let a single belief define you, the less capable you are of adapting when life challenges you. ~ James Clear
In times like these it is good to remember that there have always been times like these. ~ Paul Harvey
In difficulties, despair not. ~ Cleobulus
Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are. ~ Bernice Johnson Reagon
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 Armand Montaper
The strongest people aren’t always the people who win, but the people who don’t give up when they lose. ~ Anonymous
The true test of a character is to face hard conditions with the determination to make them better. ~ Helen Keller
At the core of your heart, you are perfect and pure. No one and nothing can alter that. ~ Amit Ray
You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. ~ Maya Angelou
In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. ~ Maya Angelou
Adversity is the first path to truth. ~ Lord Byron (George Gordon Byron)
Adversity is often a blessing in disguise. ~ Robert Bruce
When there’s that moment of “Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,” and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough. ~ Marissa Mayer
As leaves fall from a tree in cold weather, so in adversity do false friends drop off. ~ Confucius
...adversity tempers the human heart, to discover its real worth. ~ Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac
Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t. ~ Rikki Rogers
There is nothing more difficult to direct than a man on whom fortune smiles; nothing more easily managed, when the clouds of adversity overwhelm him. ~ Lucius Licinius Lucullus
Some crosses and trouble are necessary, as winter to summer, else pleasures and prosperity would become dry, stale, wearisome, and cloy us... ~ Johann Georg Sulzer
...it is a mixture of crosses and adversity, that makes prosperity and pleasures most sweet unto us. ~ Johann Georg Sulzer
Your first commitment must be to discover and accept new truths no matter how difficult or how unpleasant they may seem at the time. You cannot rectify problems if you deny that they exist. ~ Wayne Cordeiro
Real difficulties are the best cure of imaginary ones. ~ Dora Greenwell
There are many who encounter adversity that are happy, while some in the midst of riches are miserable. ~ Publius Cornelius Tacitus
Difficulties are things that show what men are. ~ Epictetus
In case of any difficulty, remember that the gods, like a gymnastic trainer, have pitted you against a rough antagonist. For what end? That you may be an Olympic conqueror, and this cannot be without toil. ~ Epictetus
We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. ~ Kenji Miyazawa
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars. ~ Khalil Gibran
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it. ~ Molière (Jean-Baptiste Poquelin)
In the height of your prosperity, expect adversity, but fear it not. ~ William Fleetwood
The human being is born with an incurable capacity for making the best of things. ~ Helen Keller
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials. ~ Anonymous
It is difficulties which give birth to miracles. ~ Gregory Sharpe
It is not every calamity that is a curse, and early adversity is often a blessing. ~ Gregory Sharpe
We don’t develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity. ~ Barbara De Angelis
If there were no difficulties there would be no success; if there were nothing to struggle for there would be nothing to be achieved. ~ Samuel Smiles
Difficulties may intimidate the weak, but they act only as a wholesome stimulus to men of resolution and valor. ~ Samuel Smiles
A challenge only becomes an obstacle when you bow to it. ~ Ray Davis
All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me. ~ Walt Disney
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
To keep on trying in spite of disappointment and failure is the only way to keep young and brave. Failures become victories if they make us wise-hearted. ~ Helen Keller
History, by putting crisis in perspective, supplies the antidote to every generation’s illusion that its own problems are uniquely oppressive. ~ Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
Troubles impending always seem worse than troubles surmounted, but this does not prove that they really are. ~ Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
It takes a lot of courage to be happy. ~ Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati
Loneliness is designed to help you discover who you are and to stop looking outside yourself for your worth. ~ Mandy Hale
The more powerful the obstacle, the more glory we have in overcoming it. ~ Johanna Schopenhaufer
There is no better teacher than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time. ~ Malcolm X
He who weakly shrinks from the difficulties of life, who will offer no resistance, who will endure no labor or fatigue, can neither fulfill his own vocation, nor contribute aught to the general welfare of mankind. ~ Karl Wilhelm Friedrich von Schlegel
Prosperity is too apt to prevent us from examining our conduct; but as adversity leads us on to think properly of our state, it is most beneficial to us. ~ Samuel Johnson
Tears may soothe the wounds they cannot heal. ~ Thomas Paine
Out of difficulties grow miracles. ~ Jean de La Bruyère
Let your joy scream across the pain. ~ Anonymous
When fog prevents a small-boat sailor from seeing the buoy marking the course he wants, he turns his boat rapidly in small circles, knowing that the waves he makes will rock the buoy in the vicinity. Then he stops, listens and repeats the procedure until he hears the buoy clang. ~ Richard Armstrong
By making waves, he finds where his course lies...Often the price of finding these guides is a willingness to take a few risks, to “make a few waves.” ~ Richard Armstrong
A boat that stays in the harbor never encounters dangers—but it also never gets anywhere. ~ Richard Armstrong
Men are dependent on circumstances, and not circumstances on men. ~ Herodotus
When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. ~ Paulo Coelho
The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. ~ Paulo Coelho