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On Challenge...


The secret of happiness, according to at least one author, is overcoming challenge. There is nothing to beat the buzz of knowing that you have bucked the system, have achieved your goals. So seek out brave new challenges and boldly go where no mind has gone before!

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courage, goals*, leaping, learning, persistence, tension*, vision


‘When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.’

Mary Kay Ash

‘The creative person pays close attention to what appears discordant and contradictory and is challenged by such irregularities.’

Frank Barron

‘Great things are done when men and mountains meet.’

William Blake

‘Adversity is the first path to truth.’
George Byron

‘In order to exist, man must rebel.’

Albert Camus

‘An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered.’

G. K. Chesterton

‘The best cure for a sluggish mind is to disturb its routine.’

William H. Danforth

‘God could cause us considerable embarrassment by revealing all the secrets of nature to us: we should not know what to do for sheer apathy and boredom.’

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

‘Never measure the height of a mountain, until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.’

Dag Hammarskjöld

‘If you hit every time the target’s too near.’

Tom Hirshfield

‘Adversity makes men.’

Victor Hugo

‘Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.’

Thomas Huxley

‘With the pride of an artist, you must blow against the walls of every power that exists, the small trumpet of your defiance.’

Norman Mailer

‘The greater the obstacle the more glory in overcoming it.’

Jean Baptiste Moličre

‘Accept the challenges so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.’

George S. Patton



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