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Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal. ...
by E. Joseph Cossman

Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Related topics: Positive Leadership

Since it is not granted to us to live long,
let us transmit to posterity some memorial that we have at least lived.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Do not quit!
Hundreds of times I have watched people throw in the
towel at the one-yard line while someone else comes
along and makes a fortune by just going that extra yard.
- E. Joseph Cossman

The greatest power is often simple patience.
- E. Joseph Cossman

 

Our business in life is not to get ahead of others,
but to get ahead of ourselves.
- E. Joseph Cossman

The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night's sleep.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Square meals often make round people.
- E. Joseph Cossman

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Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places.
- E. Joseph Cossman

If you want to test your memory, try to recall what
you were worrying about one year ago today.
- E. Joseph Cossman

The best way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Drive-in banks were established so most of the cars
today could see their real owners.
- E. Joseph Cossman

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

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

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences,
in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures -
and that is the basis of all human morality.
- John F. Kennedy

Overcome obstacles - grow and bloom anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life knows no obstacles.
The River can cut through solid rock - in its own time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles
possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
- Albert Schweitzer

Obstacles are those frightful things
you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
- Henry Ford

Success is to be measured not so much
by the position that one has reached in life
as by the obstacles which he has overcome.
- Booker T. Washington

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman,
before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
- John Quincy Adams

You can live the life you love -
even in the face of the most challenging circumstances.
While sometimes it may appear that life throws more obstacles
in your path than you can handle,
you can always choose to be happy.
Yes, you are that powerful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A hero is an ordinary individual
who finds the strength to persevere
and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
- Christopher Reeve

Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind
a mental picture of yourself as succeeding.
Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade.
Your mind will seek to develop the picture...
Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.
- Norman Vincent Peale

We have a choice of how we view the obstacles on our life path.
One choice makes us slaves to circumstance,
while the other empowers us, and motivates us
to follow our dreams - and our happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life has no judgments.
The River flows with no concept of good and bad - right and wrong.
The fields and dreams of men may be nourished by the River of Life,
or flooded and covered with silt, and the River just flows.
Men may catch fish and live on the River of Life,
or they may founder in a storm and drown, and the River just flows.
The River of Life is timeless.
It is not unchanging, but it is timeless,
and it changes in its own time.
The River of Life knows no obstacles.
The River can cut through solid rock - in its own time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The key to happiness is inner peace.
The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions
such as anger, attachment, fear and suspicion,
while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility
are the sources of peace and happiness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The River of Life has no meaning, no good, no bad,
no better, no worse, no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS. There is nothing to do.
There is nothing to say.
There is nothing to think.
There is nothing to feel.
The River just flows. The River is the source of all nourishment -
the source of all obstacles.
The River is the source of all life - the source of all death.
The River is the source of all joy - and the source of all sorrow.
Yet the River has no joy - and the River has no sorrow.
The River is just the River.
One can flow harmoniously with the River -
or one can struggle fearfully against the River -
and the River just flows.
One can accept the River - or one can deny the River -
and the River just flows.
One can worship the River of Life - or one can curse the River of Life -
and the River just flows. There is nothing to do - and the River flows.
There is nothing to say - and the River flows.
There is nothing to think - and the River flows.
There is nothing to feel - and the River flows.
The River flows - and all else is our drama.
The River flows - and all else is our invention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I will greet this day with love in my heart.
And how will I do this?
Henceforth will I look on all things with love and be born again.
I will love the sun for it warms my bones;
yet I will love the rain for it cleanses my spirit.
I will love the light for it shows me the way;
yet I will love the darkness for it shows me the stars.
I will welcome happiness as it enlarges my heart;
yet I will endure sadness for it opens my soul.
I will acknowledge rewards for they are my due;
yet I will welcome obstacles for they are my challenge.
- Og Mandino

We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education
has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.
- Bertrand Russell

If the leader is filled with high ambition and if he
pursues his aims with audacity and strength of will,
he will reach them in spite of all obstacles.
- Karl Von Clausewitz

Some minds seem almost to create themselves,
springing up under every disadvantage and working their
solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.
- Washington Irving

Like stones rolling down hills, fair ideas reach their
objectives despite all obstacles and barriers.
It may be possible to speed or hinder them,
but impossible to stop them.
- Jose Marti

I remain convinced that obstinate addiction to ordinary
language in our private thoughts is one of the main
obstacles to progress in philosophy.
- Bertrand Russell

While there are many obstacles that deter students from going to college,
finances by no means should be the deciding factor.
- Bobby Scott

I've learned at the book signings that everyone has obstacles.
- Greg Louganis

I think that obstacles lead to growth and ultimately,
the most learning I've done in my life is between jobs.
- Anthony Michael Hall

My definition of an adventure game is an interactive
story set with puzzles and obstacles to solve and worlds to explore.
- Roberta Williams

The majority see the obstacles; the few see the objectives;
history records the successes of the latter,
while oblivion is the reward of the former.
- Alfred A. Montapert

Raising a family is difficult enough.
But it's even more difficult for single parents struggling to make ends meet.
They don't need more obstacles.
They need more opportunities.
- Bill Richardson

Many obstacles to the expansion of good will have presented themselves.
- Paul Harris

The life of the individual is a continuous combat with errors and obstacles,
and no victory is more satisfying than the one achieved against opposition.
- Gustav Stresemann

Being idealistic really helps you overcome some of
the many obstacles put in your path.
- Andy Hertzfeld

Man learns through experience, and the spiritual path
is full of different kinds of experiences.
He will encounter many difficulties and obstacles,
and they are the very experiences he needs to encourage
and complete the cleansing process.
- Sai Baba

With options thus foreclosed, in order to protect and
defend the nation and clear the obstacles that stood in its path,
a decisive appeal to arms was made.
- Hideki Tojo

Everybody goes through obstacles and problems and issues
and turn their backs on people that we are fond of
and love just because we hurt;
and everybody goes through that.
- Boris Kodjoe

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

We will as soon as possible reexamine our laws and
policies and eliminate all obstacles to genuine investment.
- Olusegun Obasanjo

Real talent will get through whatever the obstacles.
- Kim Wilde

Imaginary obstacles are insurmountable.
Real ones aren't.
- Barbara Sher

The boy who is going to make a great man must not make
up his mind merely to overcome a thousand obstacles,
but to win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Joy is of the will which labours, which overcomes obstacles,
which knows triumph.
- William Butler Yeats

Life's up and downs provide windows of opportunity
to determine your values and goals.
Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones to build the life you want.
- Marsha Sinetar

Most of our obstacles would melt away if,
instead of cowering before them, we should make up
our minds to walk boldly through them.
- Orison Swett Marden

You have to go understand that life and baseball is
littered with all kinds of obstacles and problems along the way.
You have to learn how to overcome them to be successful in life.
- Dave Winfield

If you can find a path with no obstacles,
it probably doesn't lead anywhere.
- Frank Howard Clark

Of my two handicaps, being female put many more obstacles
in my path than being black.
- Shirley Chisholm

I can hardly express in words my deep feeling and sympathy for them,
knowing as I do, the many serious handicaps and obstacles
that will confront them in almost every walk of life.
- Major Taylor

Freedom in general may be defined as the absence of
obstacles to the realization of desires.
- Bertrand Russell

I find the mantle of, she works hard for the money,
or, she's overcome so many obstacles a bit overused.
- Marlee Matlin

Obstacles are necessary for success because in selling,
as in all careers of importance, victory comes only
after many struggles and countless defeats.
- Og Mandino

We have to embrace obstacles to reach the next stage of joy.
- Goldie Hawn

But the cure for most obstacles is, Be decisive.
- George Weinberg

I have learned that success is to be measured not so
much by the position that one has reached in life as
by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.
- Booker T. Washington

If you look at the history of big obstacles in understanding our world,
there's usually an intuitive assumption underlying them that's wrong.
- Jeff Hawkins

A successful woman preacher was once asked what special
obstacles have you met as a woman in the ministry? Not one,
she answered, except the lack of a minister's wife.
- Anna Garlin Spencer

I've been motivated by overcoming challenge and overcoming
the hurdles and obstacles that face me.
There still is plenty out there to get motivated by.
- Andre Agassi

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

In order to succeed, people need a sense of self-efficacy,
to struggle together with resilience to meet the inevitable
obstacles and inequities of life.
- Albert Bandura

Everyone has obstacles, and you're not going to have
the right answer or do the right thing every single time.
- Shannon Miller

If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks.
I've had them; everybody has had them.
But obstacles don't have to stop you.
If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it,
or work around it.
- Michael Jordan

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


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