Category Archives: Adversity Quotes

Motivational Quotes from Helen Keller and Alice Walker

Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.

– Helen Keller

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.

– Alice Walker

A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.

– Helen Keller

Overcoming those obstacles in our life is best done by chipping away at the problem, until one day you finally realize that you’re free from the trauma altogether. Then, you have a chance to look at your life and say, ‘hey, I overcame this!’ which will better position you for the next challenges. Most of that goodness within the world stems from that persistence and willingness to take risks.

Take a moment

To think about the challenges which are presented to you each day, each hour, each moment, and what you’re going to do to power through them. Most people falter because they’re not willing to take the time to follow through. Are you one of them? Take on the day.


Motivational Quotes From Anais Nin, Anne Bradstreet, and Emily Dickinson

There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

– Anais Nin

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant. If we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.

– Anne Bradstreet

Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door.

– Emily Dickinson

Every day, every moment offers an opportunity. I consider it to be akin to planting seeds within the garden. You are never sure what you are going to get, what is going to flourish and you might not even be sure if something is going to grow, but there are always numerous chances to make that light the one by which you are guided. Sure, there is pain now, but that pain helps you appreciate and savor the joy which is coming.

Take a moment

To think about the risks for your dreams. There will come a point, as Nin states, that it will become unbearable to stay where you are. that point might come long in the future, or you might be nearing the end of your personal rope, but that change is inevitable. Might as well ‘lean into the curve’ instead of waiting. Take on the day!