100+ Comprehensive Quotes about Challenges in Life to Inspire You Anytime

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Faced with all kinds of challenges in your life? Get ready to face head-on. Quotes About Challenges in Life from successful people will help you to prepare for that.

What is Challenge?

 As the definition from Cambridge says

“The situation of being faced with something that needs great mental or physical effort in order to be done successfully and therefore tests a person’s ability.”

Challenges are a must for everyone in life. What is the fun in going for a race, if there are no opponents?

As you face more and more, you become stronger and gain confidence in life. And you will be always ready for any kind of challenges in life.

Let’s look at the collection of quotes on challenges in life

Inspirational Quotes About Challenges


1. Don’t limit your challenges. Challenge your limits. – Unknown

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2. A good spicy challenge strikes a balance between flavor and fear. – Adam Richman

3. The most challenging times bring us the most empowering lessons. – Karen Salmansohn

4. Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. – Robert F. Kennedy

5. It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer. – Albert Einstein

6. Be thankful for each new challenge, because it will build your strength and character. – Unknown

7. When the going gets tough, put one foot in front of the other and just keep going. Don’t give up. – Roy T. Bennett

8. One of the major reasons why people are not doing well is because they keep trying to get through the day. A more worthy challenge is to try to get from the day. – Jim Rohn

9. We don’t grow when things are easy; we grow when we face challenges. – Unknown

10. A comfort zone is the most dangerous area anyone can stay in. It is a place of no growth and no challenges. –Brian Cagney

11. Real difficulties can be overcome; it is the imaginary ones that are unconquerable. – Theodore Newton Vail

12. A trap is only a trap if you don’t know about it. If you know about it, it’s a challenge. – China Miéville

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13. The more you practice tolerating discomfort, the more confidence you’ll gain in your ability to accept new challenges. – Amy Morin

Challenges are the Stepping Stone to Success


14. Success Is Due To Our Stretching To The Challenges Of Life. Failure Comes When We Shrink From Them. – John C. Maxwell

15. You don’t become enormously successful without encountering a number of extremely challenging problems. – Mark Victor Hansen

16. Part of the challenge that comes with striving for success is how the entire journey comes with its own fair share of failures and disappointments. – Rupert Johnson

17. To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like. – Mike Kafka

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18. Part of the challenge that comes with striving for success is how the entire journey comes with its own fair share of failures and disappointments. – Rupert Johnson

19. Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory. – George S. Patton

20. There will always be obstacles and challenges that stand in your way. Building mental strength will help you develop resilience to those potential hazards so you can continue on your journey to success. – Amy Morin

If It Doesn’t challenge you


21. If it doesn’t challenge you it doesn’t change you. – Fred Devito

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22. If you don’t challenge yourself, you will never realize what you can become. – Unknown

23. One has to move from one’s comfort zone to challenge oneself. – Dulquer Salmaan

24. There is nothing like a challenge to bring out the best in man. – Sean Connery

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25. I personally think if something’s not a challenge, there’s no point doing it, because you’re not gonna learn much. – Tom Holland

Quotes About Challenging Yourself for the Better Version of Yourself


26. Constantly challenge yourself. – Unknown

27. Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. – Cicely Tyson 

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28. There is no challenge more challenging than the challenge to improve yourself. – Unknown

29. The biggest challenge of life is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everyone else. – Unknown

30. Be your biggest competitor, challenge yourself each day to be better than you were yesterday. – Unknown

31. The journey to achieving something will hold challenges, but you’ll learn something about yourself every time you overcome one. – Hal Fisher

32. When we set an important goal for ourselves, we present to our minds a problem to be solved, a challenge to be successfully fulfilled. – Earl Nightingale

33. I like to challenge myself. I like to learn – so I like to try new things and try to keep growing. – David Schwimmer

34. The biggest challenge we all face is to learn about ourselves and to understand our strengths and weaknesses. We need to utilize our strengths, but not so much that we don’t work on our weaknesses. – Mae Jemison

35. You have to believe in yourself, challenge yourself, and push yourself until the very end; that’s the only way you’ll succeed. – G-Dragon

36. It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself. – Muhammad Ali

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37. It’s not really about the competition. Your biggest challenge in a race is yourself. You’re often racing against time. You are frequently running everything through your mind. You’re always competing against preconceived ideas. It’s not really the person next to you that you worry about. – Summer Sanders

Positive Quotes about Overcoming Challenges to Master Your Skills


38. Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes them meaningful. – Unknown

39. The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it. – Molière

40. Life is a gift, accept it, enjoy it, and be happy with it. Life is a challenge, but challenges can always be overcome. – Catherine Pulsifer

41. Challenges are meant to be met and overcome. – Liu Xiang

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42. You just keep a positive attitude no matter what comes in your way – challenges, roadblocks – don’t let it faze you, and you can overcome anything. – Rose Namajunas

When there are Challenges and there are Opportunities Quotes


43. Challenges are an opportunity to test you and rise to the next level. – Angelica Montrose

44. The opportunity to develop resilience comes through difficult circumstances that both highlight and challenge existing mindsets. – Devra Davis

45. The bigger the challenge, the bigger the opportunity for growth. – Unknown

46. Be thankful for each new challenge, because it will build your strength and character. – Unknown

47. When things do not go your way, remember that every challenge, every adversity contains within it the seeds of opportunity and growth. – Roy T. Bennett

48. Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise. – Kobe Bryant

49. Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are. – Bernice Johnson Reagon

50. Sometimes the hurdles aren’t really hurdles at all. They’re welcome challenges, tests. – Paul Walker

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51. When you see a roadblock or challenge as an opportunity, it is amazing how you are already halfway there. – Frances Hesselbein

Don’t Dare to Taking on or Facing Challenges Quotes


52. I don’t run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run towards it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your foot. – Nadia Comaneci

53. A challenge only becomes an obstacle when you bow to it. – Ray Davis

54. Your character is formed by the challenges you face and overcome. – Nick Vujicic

55. Expect obstacles and face them head-on. They are going to come up so the way you handle them is what makes all the difference. – Lance Dale

56. When faced with a challenge, look for a way, not a way out. – David Weatherford

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57. It’s too easy to walk away. Quitter never wins, so you should better stay and look challenges straight in the eye. – Z. Vujcic

58. The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he’s dead. – Bette Davis

59. We all have challenges. We have to face them, embrace them, defy them, and conquer them. – Victoria Arlen

Quotes About Challenges in Life to Make you Strong


60. Our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant and to face the challenge of change. – Martin Luther King Jr.

61. A life filled with vicissitudes, uncertainty, and hard lessons provides us with skills to better approach new challenges that come along. – Vivian Eisenecher

62. Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are. – Bernice Johnson Reagon

63. Life is about accepting the challenges along the way, choosing to keep moving forward, and savoring the journey. – Roy T. Bennett

64. Everyone faces challenges in life. It’s a matter of how you learn to overcome them and use them to your advantage. – Celestine Chua

65. Life throws challenges and every challenge comes with rainbows and lights to conquer it. – Amit Ray

66. The trials on the road to world harmony are no greater than the courage of those who accept the challenge. – Carl Lewis

67. As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people’s ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life. – Amy Poehler

68. Life comes with many challenges. The ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of. – Angelina Jolie

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69. Life is full of challenges, but these challenges are only given to you because God knows your faith is strong enough to get you through them. – Anonymous

Challenging Time Quotes to Help You Test Your Will Power


70. It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly. – Isaac Asimov

71. Never run from the enemy, tackle them – Victoria Addino

72. Smiling is a wonderful way to get a boost of happiness. The next time life presents you with a challenging situation, take a deep breath and smile. – Morris Pratt

73. The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

74. Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

75. There may be times when all of us feel like we’re trapped in a paper sack, but with a little bit of common sense we can fight our way out. – Henry Adkins,

Quotes on Difficulties in Life to Find Your Inner Strength


76. You have come a long way and have won many battles. Whenever you’re faced with a difficult or challenging situation, you’ll overcome it. Yes, you can. – Roy T. Bennett

77. One word of encouragement can be enough to spark someone’s motivation to continue with a difficult challenge. – Roy T. Bennett

78. Gradually I learned to cease looking upon challenges as difficulties and began to see tense situations as opportunities to put my growing love to use. – Eknath Easwaran

79. Challenge and adversity are meant to help you know who you are. Storms hit your weakness, but unlock your true strength. – Roy T. Bennett

80. When you face difficult times, know that challenges are not sent to destroy you. They’re sent to promote, increase and strengthen you. – Unknown

81. Every challenge you face today makes you stronger tomorrow. The challenge of life is intended to make you better, not bitter. – Roy T. Bennett

82. Success people are their own best friend first before they are anyone else’s. Through challenging and difficult times, they maintain self-confidence through positive self-talk and a positive frame of mind. – Theodore Newton Vail Gwen Stapleton

83. No matter what kind of challenges or difficulties or painful situations you go through in your life, we all have something deep within us that we can reach down and find the inner strength to get through them. – Alana Stewart

Motivational Challenge Quotes


84. The strong-minded rise to the challenge of their goals and dreams. The weak-minded become haters. – Steve Maraboli

85. When life gets harder, challenge yourself to be stronger. – Unknown

86. There’s always a new challenge to keep you motivated. – Sean Connery

87. Running away from any problem only increases the distance from the solution. – Unknown

88. The moment you stop accepting challenges, si the moment you stop moving forward. – Unknown

89. To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist. – Gail Sheehy

90. Sometimes those who challenge you most teach us best. – Unknown

91. Don’t run from challenges, run over them. – Unknown

92. Learn from the stories of people who faced challenges you haven’t yet experienced. – Joanna Barsh

93. Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have worries. They just don’t let these feelings stop them. – T. Harv Eker

94. When you’ve got something to prove, there’s nothing greater than a challenge. – Terry Brennan

95. Leadership is all about taking people on a journey. The challenge is that most of the time, we are asking people to follow us to places we ourselves have never been. – Andy Stanley

More Sayings on Challenges from Legends


96. History is made every day. The challenge is getting everyone to pay attention to it. – Adora Svitak

97. Surround yourself with good people; surround yourself with positivity and people who are going to challenge you to make you better. – Ali Krieger

98. The challenge is to stay cool enough to handle the pressure at the moment so that you can succeed in the future. – Jurgen Klopp

99. I’m always looking for a new challenge. There are a lot of mountains to climb out there. When I run out of mountains, I’ll build a new one. – Sylvester Stallone

100. Challenge your career – Challenge yourself, grow, blossom, and become who you were meant to be. Don’t ever stay at a job solely out of convenience or comfort. Aim higher, even if that means pursuing another job that’s just one step closer to your ultimate goal. – Carolyn Aronson

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