Personally I don't really like the way the original sentences run. I prefer, "You have to face up to lots of difficulties and deal with them." If you face up to them and deal with them they are, by definition, dealt with, and therefore may not need any 'getting over.' Nor may you need to 'rise above them.' For example, I had a lot of difficulties looking after my elderly incontinent mother, who also had Alzheimer's disease. I had to deal with these things. There was nothing there 'to get over' or 'rise above.' When she died - that was something I had to 'get over.' And the comments I might get about THIS comment I may have to 'rise above!'