A Quote by Earl Shoaf on problems, skills, challenge, and wisdom

Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better. Don't wish for fewer problems, wish for more skills. Don't wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom.

Earl Shoaf

Contributed by: can_27m

A Quote by Robin L Akawi on motivation, challenge, challenges, change, and life

NO CHALLENGE, NO CHANGE !  Forget the no pain no gain thing.  If it's pain, then STOP!  I made up the phrase 'no challenge no change' over 15 years ago when I realized it was not the pain that made one change, but the challenge that was overcome.  It started out with references to working out and then I realized I could apply that idea to every part of my life, including motherhood, relationships, school, work, etc.  I will continue to live by this phrase and hope to instill it in my daughter as well.  It has gotten me through so many hard times, including divorce, losing my mom 3 years ago, and while being in school for the last 7 years... getting closer to that PhD every semester.  There have been an insane amount of challenges I have dealt with in my life, so my goal is that the changes that result will in turn have an insane impact, not only on myself, but my daughter, and everyone I come into contact with. 

Robin Akawi

Source: This is my own quote

Contributed by: Robin

A Quote by Vince Lombardi on hardwork, surrender, and challenge

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.

Vince Lombardi

Contributed by: Nikki

A Quote by Miguel de Unamuno on achieving, achievement, hope, life, living, courage, strength, the impossible, and challenge

Only he who attempts the absurd is capable of achieving the impossible.

Miguel de Unamuno

Source: Dennis Kucinich

Contributed by: barefoot

A Quote by Prince Phillip of England on change, challenge, and opportunity

Change is a challenge and an opportunity, not a threat.

Prince Phillip of England

Contributed by: mar

A Quote by Vernon Howard on everyone, existence, wise, challenge, investigate, trouble, people, deliver, force, entity, power, higher, and nature

Everyone must concede that there is in existence something wiser than himself. Now there is a challenge, there is a challenge which few even investigate. We're going to do that now. Let's see what we're talking about. All troubled people, which is all people, must if they are going to be delivered from themselves, must make the concession that there is a force, an entity, a power that is higher than their own present nature.

Vernon Howard

Source: from a talk given 6/29/1988

Contributed by: skryvenor

A Quote by Sol Luckman on luke soloman, crisis, deep doodoo, clarity, difficulty, challenge, test, and initiation

My throat was parched and my entire body was leprous with cuts, yet my mind was exceedingly clear. I knew I was in deep s**t. I didn’t know how deep--just that I still hadn’t touched bottom.

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 52..53

Contributed by: Alyce

A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on decision, challenge, courage, and life

Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to the end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories but it takes brave men and women to win them.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Contributed by: Breanna

A Quote by Hazel Felleman on work, challenge, poem, and poetry


Thank God for the might of it,
The ardor, the urge, the delight of it--
Work that springs from the heart's desire,
Setting the brain and the soul on fire--
Oh, what is so good as the heat of it,
And what is so glad as the beat of it,
And what is so kind as the stern command,
Challenging brain and heart and hand? ...

(excerpt of poem by Angela Morgan)

Hazel Felleman

Source: Poems That Live Forever, Pages: 439..440

Contributed by: Alane

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