When we are attempting to accomplish difficult things in life there is one important factor that is absolutely necessary to succeed – which is, endurance. You must be able to continue forward despite set backs and prevent falling into a slump. One great way to keep going is to reflect on quotes about adversity whenever you are feeling worn down. Here are 5 of my favorite quotes on overcoming.
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt
Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes. You must look into that storm and shout as you did in Rome. Do your worst, for I will do mine! Then the fates will know you as we know you” – Alexander Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
These are some of my favorite quotes to reflect on whenever I am feeling beaten or worn down by life. Sometimes all you need is a few words to keep going. Do whatever it takes to sustain your endurance and keep the course.