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Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.

You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call Failure is not the falling down, but the staying down.
We are built to conquer environment, solve problems, achieve goals, and we find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve.
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
The Promised Land always lies on the other side of a Wilderness.
Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.
The senses have been conditioned by attraction to the pleasant and aversion to the unpleasant: a man should not be ruled by them; they are obstacles in his path.
The obstacles you face are... mental barriers which can be broken by adopting a more positive approach.
The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance -- it is the illusion of knowledge.
The mere fact that you have obstacles to overcome is in your favor...
As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way.
For a long time it seemed to me that real life was about to begin, but there was always some obstacle in the way. Something had to be got through first, some unfinished business; time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
It's the constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance, sweeps away all obstacles.
You are the only real obstacle in your path to a fulfilling life.
In each age men of genius undertake the ascent. From below, the world follows them with their eyes. These men go up the mountain, enter the clouds, disappear, reappear, People watch them, mark them. They walk by the side of precipices. They daringly pursue their road. See them aloft, see them in the distance; they are but black specks. On they go. The road is uneven, its difficulties constant. At each step a wall, at each step a trap. As they rise the cold increases. They must make their ladder, cut the ice and walk on it., hewing the steps in haste. A storm is raging. Nevertheless they go forward in their madness. The air becomes difficult to breath. The abyss yawns below them. Some fall. Others stop and retrace their steps; there is a sad weariness. The bold ones continue. They are eyed by the eagles; the lightning plays about them: the hurricane is furious. No matter, they persevere.
Defeat may test you; it need not stop you. If at first you don't succeed, try another way. For every obstacle there is a solution. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. The greatest mistake is giving up.
Obstacles are necessary for success because in selling, as in all careers of importance, victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats. Yet each struggle, each defeat, sharpens your skills and strengths, your courage and your endurance, your ability and your confidence and thus each obstacle is a comrade-in-arms forcing you to become better or quit. Each rebuff is an opportunity to move forward; turn away from them, avoid them, and you throw away your future.
When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word succeed, you find that it simply means to follow through.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheaply, we esteem too lightly; 'Tis dearness only that gives everything its value.
For every mountain there is a miracle.
To fight fear, act. To increase fear -- wait, put off postpone.
Real obstacles don't take you in circles. They can be overcome. Invented ones are like a maze.
Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.
When you are in the valley, keep your goal firmly in view and you will get the renewed energy to continue the climb.
Each handicap is like a hurdle in a steeplechase, and when you ride up to it, if you throw your heart over, the horse will go along too.
It is not necessary to hope in order to undertake, nor to succeed in order to persevere.
A barrier is of ideas, not of things.
A desire can overcome all objections and obstacles.
The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse.
When we are sure that we are on the right road there is no need to plan our journey too far ahead. No need to burden ourselves with doubts and fears as to the obstacles that may bar our progress. We cannot take more than one step at a time.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask?
An obstacle is something you see when you take your eyes off the goals you are trying to reach.
The greatest obstacle to progress is prejudice.
When man meets an obstacle he can't destroy, he destroys himself.
Obstacles are like wild animals. They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can. If they see you are afraid of them... they are liable to spring upon you; but if you look them squarely in the eye, they will slink out of sight.
Obstacles will look large or small to you according to whether you are large or small.
The obstacle is the path.