Quotes for
the Journey:

Discouragement



  
Develop success from failures.
Discouragement and failure are two of
the surest stepping stones to success.

Dale Carnegie

   

Every great work, every great accomplishment, has been brought into
manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement comes apparent failure and discouragement.       -Florence Scovel Shinn

   
Trouble has no necessary connection with discouragement -- discouragement has a germ of its own, as different from trouble as arthritis is different from a stiff joint.       -unattributed
   

When we yield to discouragement it is usually because we give too much thought to the past and to the future.        -St. Therese of Lisieux

   
The most essential factor is persistence--the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come.      -James Whitcomb
   
Yes, people will discourage you, often unintentionally.  But what do we do with that discouragement?  Do we take it to heart and allow it to stop us from reaching our ultimate goal of spreading love, or do we polish it up and put it on a shelf with the rest of our discouragements, and move on with our lives, continuing to work towards our goals?       -Tom Walsh
    

History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed.  They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.       -Bertie Charles Forbes

Discouragement often is a result of listening to people who have their own best interests planned for your life.       -Doug Firebaugh

   

   
Let your discouragement have its five minutes in the sun, but even as you do so keep in mind that you soon will overcome it and return to a more positive state.  No matter what anyone may do to discourage us, no matter what may happen, we know that our value isn't found in what others think of us or what others do to us, nor in the things that we "accomplish" or the number of material goods in our homes.  Our value is found in who we are and what we do with that, and if we can continually encourage ourselves, our discouragement will have less space in which to live and grow.       -Tom Walsh
    

   
Donít accept discouragement; keep going! Less stress will result by not allowing discouragement to be your attitude.     -Catherine Pulsifer
  
Any person can work when every stroke of one's hands brings down the fruit rattling from the tree. . . but to labor in season and out of season, under every discouragement--that requires a heroism which is transcendent.     -Henry Ward Beecher
  
What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.     -Napoleon Hill
  
Nearly every person who develops an idea works it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then gets discouraged.  Thatís not the place to become discouraged.     -Thomas Edison
  
Do not be discouraged if your plans do not succeed the first time.  No one learns to walk by taking only one step.     -Catherine Pulsifer
  
Disappointments will come and go, but discouragement is a choice that you make.     -Charles Stanley
  
Discouragement is the illegitimate child of false expectations.     -Lloyd John Ogilvie
  
  
When discouraged, some people will give up, give in or give out far too early.  They blame their problems on difficult situations, unreasonable people or their own inabilities.  When discouraged, other people will push back that first impulse to quit, push down their initial fear, push through feelings of helplessness and push ahead.  Theyíre less likely to find something to blame and more likely to find a way through.     -Steve Goodier
  
Discouragement is not the absence of adequacy but the absence of courage.     -Neal A. Maxwell
  
It's discouraging how discouraged some people can get.  When you take the dis off discourage, you have what you need to press on:  courage.  When things don't happen "on schedule," hire a squad of cheerleaders to remind you, "Don't get pissed off, take the dis off."     -John-Roger and Peter McWilliams, Life 101
  
Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.     -Og Mandino
  

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