Explore the value of Overcoming

Our national billboard campaign features positive role models and uplifting values including overcoming. Since we started in 2000, we've made over 70 billboards. Which one is your favorite?

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OVERCOMING QUOTATIONS
“Your attitude towards problems, difficulties, and adversities is the most important factor in overcoming them.”

Napoleon Hill

“It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.”

Lena Horne

“Although the world is full of suffering, it's full also of the overcoming it.”

Helen Keller

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them.”

George Bernard Shaw

“Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.”

August Wilson

“Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness... or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have—life itself.”

Walter Anderson

“Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.”

James Buckham

“You are a match for your mountain.”

Danielle Doby

“Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.”

C.S. Lewis

“Being aware of your fear is smart. Overcoming it is the mark of a successful person.”

Seth Godin

“Strength doesn't come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn't.”

Rikki Rogers

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Your Comments
carley from buckley SEPTEMBER 12, 2013
i cant overcome my fears cause iam afraid to tell people the real me.

Heather from Indiana APRIL 7, 2012
I have been struggling to overcome my problem with alcohol. I know that this is a problem many people deal with, it isn't an easy thing to do. It's not only a big part of our culture, but legal. Most of us start drinking before 21, so it becomes a way of life. I'm only 20 and I'm already trying to stop. I've realized that after you drink, your problems are still going to be there. My advice is find a group you can go to close to you, it really helps to know you're not the only one trying to be sober. And remember, take one day at a time. Worry about not drinking the present day, you only have 24 hours. Also stay away from places that will tempt you to drink. It may be hard, but trust me, it feels so good to get through another day without drinking. Know you're good enough to really be happy.

Zaria from Texas NOVEMBER 10, 2011
I am in a family who struggles , but at the end of the day ... We All Stay TOGETHER♥

Carolejane B from West Hartford, CT MARCH 29, 2011
Being a Grandmother who is raising a grandchild, overcoming the age gap is monumental. Especially when the child is 13. As each day passes, I have to overcome obstacles that I never thought I would have to do at the age of 70. Love, Patience, Kindness, Understanding is paramount however, willingness to give each day it's best is joy~!

jesse hale from kemp texas JANUARY 27, 2011
That's true