Maya Angelou Quote 02
Maya Angelou Quote 02
Maya Angelou Quote 02
Maya Angelou Quote 02
Maya Angelou Quote 02
Maya Angelou Quote 02
Maya Angelou Quote 02

Maya Angelou Quote 02

You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated.

-- Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

(April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014)

American memoirist, popular poet and civil rights activist. She has written for over 50 years, published six autobiographies, five books of essays, several books of poetry, and worked as a screenwriter for many plays, films, and television shows. She has received numerous awards and more than 30 honorary doctorates. Her autobiography series is the best known of her works.

  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969): Up to 1944

  • Gather Together in My Name (1974): 1944–48

  • Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas (1976): 1949–55

  • The Heart of a Woman (1981): 1957–62

  • All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes (1986): 1962–65

  • A Song Flung Up to Heaven (2002): 1965–68

  • Mom & Me & Mom (2013): overview

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Defeats in life

No one's life is always smooth sailing, and we always encounter many difficulties and even failures. It is not terrible to encounter failures, but the key is that we should not be defeated by these failures.

Maya Angelou's life is no different. We can see her series of works and accolades, but behind this success is her determination to step out through one hardship after another. She has gone through many hardships, such as losing her voice and being opposed by her mother in her marriage, but with the support of her family and friends, she has come through it all.

She trained as a modern dancer, worked as a professional dancer, and later began writing and participating in the civil rights movement, bravely breaking out into her own world and influencing others.

How to face the defeats we meet

At different stages of our lives, we may encounter various failures. Some of them may seem very serious to us at the time, but the truth is that there are few difficulties in life that we cannot overcome. Here are some tips for you to cope with the failures you encounter.

Seek the help from others

When we face difficulties, it's easy to limit our ideas if we think about them on our own. In this case, family and friends can provide new ideas and support to cope with it. In addition, one person's ability is not omnipotent, timely seek the help of others, brainstorming, everything will always find a solution.

Adjust our mindset

When we encounter difficulties, the most important thing is not the difficulty itself, but the attitude you have in dealing with it. The first thing we need to do in order to plan a way to cope with a challenge is to adjust our mindset. Only when we have a sane and calm mind can we do the best job of coping.

Life is long and there are many things to encounter. We should not take failure too seriously in order to properly adjust our mindset.

Learn though defeats

If we know how to respond after facing defeat, we can keep ourselves from being defeated. This doesn't mean we just need to walk away and forget about them.

Every time we face failures, we can then see them as an experience. When we face something difficult, we can learn from it. We can prevent ourselves from facing the same type of failure in the future. Even if we encounter it again, we can know how to adjust our mindset and how to deal with it.

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