The odds are always against you no matter what your previous history is. You have to overcome the tendency to relax.
By using novels, I show ordinary kids confronting and overcoming great odds.
Everest for me, and I believe for the world, is the physical and symbolic manifestation of overcoming odds to achieve a dream
Sports is a metaphor for overcoming obstacles and achieving against great odds. Athletes, in times of difficulty, can be important role models.
Overcoming obstacles requires commitment and strength. Despite all odds, face each journey with courage, each struggle with accomplishment, and each challenge with victory.
I've always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn't have a chance to win.
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.