Obstacle Quotes

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Here’s some “Quotes on Obstacles” for your reading pleasure.  Hopefully you will find several that you’ve never seen before:

1. Obstacles can’t stop you. Problems can’t stop you. Most of all, other people can’t stop you. Only you can stop you. -Jeffrey Gitomer

2. Obstacles will look large or small to you according to whether you are large or small. -Orison Swett Marden

3. 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. -Orison Swett Marden

4. Real obstacles don’t take you in circles. They can be overcome. Invented ones are like a maze. -Barbara Sher

5. To fight fear, act. To increase fear…wait, put off, postpone. -David J. Schwartz

6. 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. -Maxwell Maltz

7. 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. -Helen Keller (1880-1968)

8. Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust. -Zig Ziglar

9. Everyone who achieves success in a great venture solves each problem as they come 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 kept going regardless of the obstacles they met. -W. Clement Stone (1902-2002)

10. The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it. -Jean Baptiste Moliere (1622-1673)

11. 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. -Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924)

12. What is the difference between an obstacle and an opportunity? Our attitude toward it. Every opportunity has a difficulty, and every difficulty has an opportunity. -Sidlow J. Baxter

13. You are the only real obstacle in your path to a fulfilling life. -Les Brown

14. When you are in the valley, keep your goal firmly in view and you will get the renewed energy to continue the climb. -Denis Waitley

15. It is not ease but effort, not facility but difficult, that makes man. There is perhaps no station in life in which difficulties do not have to be encountered and overcome before any decided means of success can be achieved. -Samuel Smiles (1812-1904)

16. Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. -Hannah More (1745-1833)

17. 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. -Og Mandino (1923-1996)

18. Press on. Obstacles are seldom the same size tomorrow as they are today. -Robert H. Schuller

19. The obstacle is the path. -Zen Saying

20. Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have. -Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993)

21. …the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheaply, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives everything its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods…. -Thomas Paine (1737-1809)

22. 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. -Bette Howland

23. Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. -John Quincy Adams (1767-1848)

There’s a ton of great words in these obstacle quotes!  Make sure to write a few down so you can re-read them.  Which ones do you like the most?

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    • John
    • February 28, 2013

    Hello happy publishing,
    I am happy to follow your twitter account. You have powers to make others get inspired. Thanks

    1. Reply

      Thanks John. Good to have you here.

    • Joanna
    • April 19, 2013

    Love, love, love these. My fave is Jeffrey Gittomers quote – only you can stop you. We can do anything we want if we put our mind to it.

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    • January 9, 2017

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