Posts Tagged: overcomer

Control the Flames

“Walking through this life is really walking through fire. As you get older, you realize there are fire extinguishers. You do have an ability to control the flames.” ~ Chaka Khan, Singer, Songwriter, Activist & Grammy Awards (10x)

Control the Flames

“Walking through this life is really walking through fire. As you get older, you realize there are fire extinguishers. You do have an ability to control the flames.” ~ Chaka Khan, Singer, Songwriter, Activist & Grammy Awards (10x)

Encouraged to Persevere

“I have always been one to encourage perseverance.” ~ Christina Aguilera, Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Television Personality, Television Producer & Philanthropist

Encouraged to Persevere

“I have always been one to encourage perseverance.” ~ Christina Aguilera, Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Television Personality, Television Producer & Philanthropist

Strength to Not Surrender

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger, Actor, Producer, Businessman, Investor, Author, Philanthropist, Activist, Politician, Professional Bodybuilder & 38th Governor

Strength to Not Surrender

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger, Actor, Producer, Businessman, Investor, Author, Philanthropist, Activist, Politician, Professional Bodybuilder & 38th Governor

Stop Signs? No, Guidelines.

“Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” ~ Dr. Robert Harold Schuller, Pastor, Motivational Speaker, Author & Founder of the Crystal Cathedral

Stop Signs? No, Guidelines.

“Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” ~ Dr. Robert Harold Schuller, Pastor, Motivational Speaker, Author & Founder of the Crystal Cathedral

Walk Through the Stereotypes

“Stereotypes do exist, but we have to walk through them.” ~ Forest Whitaker, Actor, Producer, Director, Academy Award (2006), British Academy Film Award (2006), Golden Globe Award (2006), National Board of Review Award (2006), Screen Actors Guild Award (2006), Hollywood

Walk Through the Stereotypes

“Stereotypes do exist, but we have to walk through them.” ~ Forest Whitaker, Actor, Producer, Director, Academy Award (2006), British Academy Film Award (2006), Golden Globe Award (2006), National Board of Review Award (2006), Screen Actors Guild Award (2006), Hollywood

Peace, Joy, Love & …

“First comes peace. Then joy. Then love. And finally understanding.” ~ Chonda Pierce, Comedienne, Author, Philanthropist & Co-Founder – Branches Recovery Center

Peace, Joy, Love & …

“First comes peace. Then joy. Then love. And finally understanding.” ~ Chonda Pierce, Comedienne, Author, Philanthropist & Co-Founder – Branches Recovery Center

Walking Away

“Most of the time, people say negative things for a reaction, and I can’t even bear to give them the satisfaction. So, there’s something that I gain from feeling like I’m the bigger person, from walking away from a situation.”

Walking Away

“Most of the time, people say negative things for a reaction, and I can’t even bear to give them the satisfaction. So, there’s something that I gain from feeling like I’m the bigger person, from walking away from a situation.”

Whistle in a Barely Audible Way

“If the pressure is getting to you, whistle in a barely audible way. It’s the best way I know of to let go of tension. Music gets your mind off the situation, and the act of whistling melts the tension

Whistle in a Barely Audible Way

“If the pressure is getting to you, whistle in a barely audible way. It’s the best way I know of to let go of tension. Music gets your mind off the situation, and the act of whistling melts the tension

Fear Not, Understand More

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” ~ Marie Curie, Physicist, Chemist, Nobel Prize – Physics (1903) & Nobel Prize –

Fear Not, Understand More

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” ~ Marie Curie, Physicist, Chemist, Nobel Prize – Physics (1903) & Nobel Prize –

A Most Satisfying Victory

“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, Politician and Statesman

A Most Satisfying Victory

“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, Politician and Statesman

A Better Tomorrow

“You can’t have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about the bitter yesterdays. Let the pass, pass. Your best days are just ahead!” ~ Dr. Cindy Trimm, Author & Executive Life Coach

A Better Tomorrow

“You can’t have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about the bitter yesterdays. Let the pass, pass. Your best days are just ahead!” ~ Dr. Cindy Trimm, Author & Executive Life Coach

The Love of Power

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.” ~ Jimi Hendrix, Guitarist, Singer & Songwriter

The Love of Power

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.” ~ Jimi Hendrix, Guitarist, Singer & Songwriter

Proud to Be a Nerd

“Somebody called me a nerd. That’s not a word that I’m used to hearing. I was proud of it… It’s like a badge of honor to me, knowing where I came from.” ~ Malcolm Mitchell, NFL Football Player & Author

Proud to Be a Nerd

“Somebody called me a nerd. That’s not a word that I’m used to hearing. I was proud of it… It’s like a badge of honor to me, knowing where I came from.” ~ Malcolm Mitchell, NFL Football Player & Author

Victory: A Storm’s Heart

“At the heart of every storm is VICTORY — waiting to be claimed.” ~ Mary Southerland, Author & Speaker

Victory: A Storm’s Heart

“At the heart of every storm is VICTORY — waiting to be claimed.” ~ Mary Southerland, Author & Speaker

The Real Problem Is …

“Is your problem really your problem, or is your ATTITUDE toward your problem the real problem?” ~ Joyce Meyer, Author, Speaker & Philanthropist

The Real Problem Is …

“Is your problem really your problem, or is your ATTITUDE toward your problem the real problem?” ~ Joyce Meyer, Author, Speaker & Philanthropist

A Sweet, Refreshing Gang

“When life gives you lemons, find someone that life gave sugar to. Then, find someone who life gave water to. Then be a gang … a sweet refreshing gang.” ~ Amanda Swafford, Model, America’s Next Top Model

A Sweet, Refreshing Gang

“When life gives you lemons, find someone that life gave sugar to. Then, find someone who life gave water to. Then be a gang … a sweet refreshing gang.” ~ Amanda Swafford, Model, America’s Next Top Model

When You Overcome

“If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges.” ~ Patrick James “Pat” Riley , Professional Basketball Executive, Miami Heat

When You Overcome

“If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges.” ~ Patrick James “Pat” Riley , Professional Basketball Executive, Miami Heat

Your Victorious Life

“A victorious life begins in your mind.” ~ Joel Osteen, Pastor of Lakewood Church, Motivational Speaker & Author

Your Victorious Life

“A victorious life begins in your mind.” ~ Joel Osteen, Pastor of Lakewood Church, Motivational Speaker & Author

Fear Aware

“Being aware of your fear is smart. Overcoming it is the mark of a successful person.” ~ Seth Godin , Author, Entrepreneur, Marketer, and Public Speaker

Fear Aware

“Being aware of your fear is smart. Overcoming it is the mark of a successful person.” ~ Seth Godin , Author, Entrepreneur, Marketer, and Public Speaker

Our Challenges’ Discoveries

“Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew.” ~ Cicely Tyson, Actress, Fashion Model, Tony Award – Best Actress in a Play (2013), BFCA and SAG Awards (The Help, 2011), SAG Award nominations (4x, The Help,

Our Challenges’ Discoveries

“Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew.” ~ Cicely Tyson, Actress, Fashion Model, Tony Award – Best Actress in a Play (2013), BFCA and SAG Awards (The Help, 2011), SAG Award nominations (4x, The Help,

A Happy Human Spirit

“The human spirit needs to accomplish, to achieve, to triumph to be happy. Benjamin Jeremy “Ben” Stein Actor, Writer, Lawyer, Commentator, & Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host

A Happy Human Spirit

“The human spirit needs to accomplish, to achieve, to triumph to be happy. Benjamin Jeremy “Ben” Stein Actor, Writer, Lawyer, Commentator, & Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host

Never Let It Define the Future

“We embrace and respect our past, (even if it was … up) but we never let it define our future .” ~ Dwayne Douglas Johnson a.k.a. The Rock, Professional Wrestler, Actor, Author & Founder of the Dwayne Johnson Rock Foundation

Never Let It Define the Future

“We embrace and respect our past, (even if it was … up) but we never let it define our future .” ~ Dwayne Douglas Johnson a.k.a. The Rock, Professional Wrestler, Actor, Author & Founder of the Dwayne Johnson Rock Foundation

Difficult Victories, Happiest Wins

“The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.” ~ Pele a.k.a Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Footballer, Humanitarian, FIFA Ballon d’Or Prix d’Honneur (2013), France Football’s Football Player of the Century (1999), Player of the Century (1999), IOC

Difficult Victories, Happiest Wins

“The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.” ~ Pele a.k.a Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Footballer, Humanitarian, FIFA Ballon d’Or Prix d’Honneur (2013), France Football’s Football Player of the Century (1999), Player of the Century (1999), IOC

Falling Apart, Falling Together

“I believe that everything happens for a reason. … and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” ~ Marilyn Monroe a.k.a. Norma Jeane Mortenson, Actress, Model, Singer and Film Producer

Falling Apart, Falling Together

“I believe that everything happens for a reason. … and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” ~ Marilyn Monroe a.k.a. Norma Jeane Mortenson, Actress, Model, Singer and Film Producer

100% In

“I learned to put 100 percent into what you’re doing. I learned about setting goals for yourself, knowing where you want to be and taking small steps toward those goals. I learned about adversity and how to get past it.”

100% In

“I learned to put 100 percent into what you’re doing. I learned about setting goals for yourself, knowing where you want to be and taking small steps toward those goals. I learned about adversity and how to get past it.”