60+ Best Inspirational Quotes on Overcoming Life’s Challenges

Best Inspirational Quotes On Overcoming Life's Challenges


Looking for some inspirational words of wisdom to overcome challenges in life?

We all face challenges, obstacles, and tough times in life and in the work we do.

How we deal with them makes all the difference.

All you need to do is stop doubting your ability to overcome them.

And just face all the challenges and hardships head-on to get a sense of satisfaction. Never shy away from them.

Let this collection of the best inspirational and wise quotes about overcoming challenges give you that extra push to fight all the obstacles and difficulties in your life.


Best Inspirational Quotes on Overcoming Life’s Challenges


#1. “Challenge and adversity are meant to help you know who you are. Storms hit your weakness, but unlock your true strength.”

― Roy T. Bennett

#2. “Always believe in yourself and always stretch yourself beyond your limits. Your life is worth a lot more than you think because you are capable of accomplishing more than you know. You have more potential than you think, but you will never know your full potential unless you keep challenging yourself and pushing beyond your own self-imposed limits.”

― Roy T. Bennett

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#3. “Be a bit of a challenge; not because you’re playing games but because you realize you’re worth the extra effort.”

― Mandy Hale

#4. “That is the challenge Companion. To take what has happened to you and learn from it. Nothing is quite so destructive as pity, especially self-pity. No event in life is so terrible that one cannot rise above it.”

― Robin Hobb

#5. “The strong-minded rise to the challenge of their goals and dreams. The weak-minded become haters.”

― Steve Maraboli

#6. “I hope you remember that if you encounter an obstacle on the road, don’t think of it as an obstacle at all… think of it as a challenge to find a new path on the road less traveled.”

― Hyeonseo Lee

#7. “It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.”

― Isaac Asimov

#8. “You have come a long way and have won many battles. Whenever you’re faced with a difficult or challenging situation, you’ll overcome it. Yes, you can.”

― Roy T. Bennett

#9. “Every challenge you face today makes you stronger tomorrow. The challenge of life is intended to make you better, not bitter.”

― Roy T. Bennett

#10. “Difficulties and adversities viciously force all their might on us and cause us to fall apart, but they are necessary elements of individual growth and reveal our true potential. We have got to endure and overcome them, and move forward. Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever.”

― Roy T. Bennett

#11. “When things do not go your way, remember that every challenge — every adversity — contains within it the seeds of opportunity and growth.”

― Roy T. Bennett

#12. “You learn something valuable from all of the significant events and people, but you never touch your true potential until you challenge yourself to go beyond imposed limitations.”

― Roy T. Bennett

#13. “When the going gets tough, put one foot in front of the other and just keep going. Don’t give up.”

― Roy T. Bennett

#14. “Life is about accepting the challenges along the way, choosing to keep moving forward, and savoring the journey.”

― Roy T. Bennett

#15. “A trap is only a trap if you don’t know about it. If you know about it, it’s a challenge.”

― China Miéville

#16. “Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got to keep going.”

— Chantal Sutherland

#17. “No matter what kind of challenges or difficulties or painful situations you go through in your life, we all have something deep within us that we can reach down and find the inner strength to get through them.”

—Alana Stewart

#18. “If I could talk to my younger self, I would just say that the path to great things is filled with a lot of stumbles, suffering, and challenges along the way. But if you have the right attitude and know that hard times will pass – and you get up each time – you will reach your destination.”

— Jonny Kim

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#19. “I think that life is difficult. People have challenges. Family members get sick, people get older, you don’t always get the job or the promotion that you want. You have conflicts in your life. And really, life is about your resilience and your ability to go through your life and all of the ups and downs with a positive attitude.”

— Jennifer Hyman

#20. “Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy, and rewarding life.”

— Marilu Henner

#21. “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

#22. “Every project is an opportunity to learn, to figure out problems and challenges, to invent and reinvent.”

— David Rockwell

#23. “The truth is that stress doesn’t come from your boss, your kids, your spouse, traffic jams, health challenges, or other circumstances. It comes from your thoughts about these circumstances.”

— Andrew J. Bernstein

#24. “Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.”

— Bernice Johnson Reagon

#25. “We all have challenges. We have to face them, embrace them, defy them, and conquer them.”

— Victoria Arlen

#26. “Globalisation has made us more vulnerable. It creates a world without borders, and makes us painfully aware of the limitations of our present instruments, and of politics, to meet its challenges.”

— Anna Lindh

#27. “Pressure is the single mom who is trying to scuffle and pay her rent. We get paid a lot of money to play a game. Don’t get me wrong: there are challenges. But to call it pressure is almost an insult to regular people.”

— Damian Lillard

#28. “Life is a series of punches. It presents a lot of challenges. It presents a lot of hardship, but the people that are able to take those punches and able to move forward are the ones that really do have a lot of success and have a lot of joy in their life and have a lot of stories to tell, too.”

— Josh Turner

#29. “I just want to share with everyone that no matter what challenges, adversities you face in life, that you can overcome them… and once you overcome those adversities, use your story, your testimony to others, to help others get through their storm.”

— Wayne Messam

#30. “Challenge is the pathway to engagement and progress in our lives. But not all challenges are created equal. Some challenges make us feel alive, engaged, connected, and fulfilled. Others simply overwhelm us. Knowing the difference as you set bigger and bolder challenges for yourself is critical to your sanity, success, and satisfaction.”

— Brendon Burchard

#31. “Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”

― Helen Keller

#32. “Happiness is not the absence of problems; it’s the ability to deal with them.”

― Steve Maraboli

#33. “Be the kind of person who dares to face life’s challenges and overcome them rather than dodging them.”

― Roy T. Bennett

#34. “The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he’s dead.”

― Bette Davis

#35. “Don’t give up! It’s not over. The universe is balanced. Every set-back bears with it the seeds of a come-back.”

― Steve Maraboli

#36. “No one is without troubles, without personal hardships and genuine challenges.  That fact may not be obvious because most people don’t advertise their woes and heartaches.  But nobody, not even the purest heart, escapes life without suffering battle scars.”

― Richelle E. Goodrich

#37. “Those who mistrust their own abilities are being too wicked to themselves, discouraging themselves from doing what they should have been excelling in. If you are good at discouraging yourself, you can’t be a good leader because leadership is built on inspiring others to face challenges.”

― Israelmore Ayivor

#38. “Sometimes the darkest challenges, the most difficult lessons, hold the greatest gems of light.”

― Barbara Marciniak

#39. “Those who overcome great challenges will be changed, and often in unexpected ways. For our struggles enter our lives as unwelcome guests, but they bring valuable gifts. And once the pain subsides, the gifts remain. These gifts are life’s true treasures, bought at a great price, but cannot be acquired in any other way.”

― Steve Goodier

#40. “Embrace each challenge in your life as an opportunity for self-transformation.”

― Bernie Siegel

#41. “It is not in the still calm of life or the repose of a pacific station that great characters are formed. The habits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties.”

– Abigail Adams

#42. “The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.”

– Chinese proverb

#43. “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. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back.”

– Paulo Coelho

#44. “Our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant and to face the challenge of change.”

– Martin Luther King Jr.

#45. “There are no great people in this world, only great challenges which ordinary people rise to meet.”

— William Frederick Halsey, Jr.

#46. “To remain indifferent to the challenges we face is indefensible. If the goal is noble, whether or not it is realized within our lifetime is largely irrelevant. What we must do therefore is to strive and persevere and never give up.”

– Dalai Lama

#47. Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.

— Seneca

#48. “If you are facing a new challenge or being asked to do something that you have never done before don’t be afraid to step out. You have more capability than you think you do but you will never see it unless you place a demand on yourself for more.”

– Joyce Meyer

#49. “Understand that it is ok to be scared or uncertain, however right beyond those barriers ultimately lies your dreams.”

– Josh Hinds

#50. “Focused will is incredible. If you have a dream and you don’t give up no matter what obstacles come up, then life’s problems will fall away, and you will get what you want. It happens. It works.”

– Yanni

#51. “Part of the challenge that comes with striving for success is how the entire journey comes with its own fair share of failures and disappointments.”

– Rupert Johnson

#52. “You need to have the self-esteem to be able to adequately tackle the challenges that life throws at you.”

– Minka Ferguson

#53. “When faced with a challenge, look for a way, not a way out.”

— David Weatherford

#54. “The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.”

– Molière

#55. “Challenging your thought patterns when you are feeling anxiety can help you to avoid those overwhelming panic sensations.”

– Jeff Gunn

#56. “Being Challenged In Life Is Inevitable, Being Defeated Is Optional.”

– Roger Crawford

#57. “Success Is Due To Our Stretching To The Challenges Of Life. Failure Comes When We Shrink From Them.”

– John C. Maxwell

#58. “Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.”

– George S. Patton

#59. “Expect obstacles and face them head-on. They are going to come up so the way you handle them is what makes all the difference.”

– Lance Dale

#60. “To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like.”

– Mike Kafka

#61. “Just be prepared for a long and often uncertain journey. The good stuff doesn’t come easy.”

– Tim Westergren

#62. “Just be prepared for a long and often uncertain journey. The good stuff doesn’t come easy.”

– Tim Westergren

#64. “Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.”

– Les Brown

#65. “The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.”

– J. M. Barrie

#66. “Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have worries. They just don’t let these feelings stop them.”

– T. Harv Eker

#67. “Much of life isn’t fair. It’s how you live that matters. It’s how you deal with the bumps in the road.”

– Maya Banks


Final Thoughts


I hope these quotes inspired you to meet all the challenges in your way with more confidence.

Always face the challenges head-on no matter how difficult they are.

Take all the failures, adversities, and hard times as an opportunity to continually grow and improve and never give up.

Did you enjoy these quotes about overcoming challenges? How has been your experience in facing hardships and difficulties in life? Feel free to share your story in the comments section below.






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