About Us Foundation for a Better Life The Foundation for a Better Life creates public service campaigns to communicate the values that make a difference in our communities. These uplifting messages, utilizing television, movie theaters, billboards, radio and the internet, model the benefits of a life lived by positive values. We believe people are basically good but sometimes just need a reminder.
Here is a short collection of motivational stories from real life that touched me to keep going when faced with never-ending obstacles. You may have heard some of these stories before or they may be new to you, but go ahead, read them and get inspired.
Share these with someone you think is in urgent need of a push forward. You never know, you may just motivate someone to change their lives and reach for their true destiny. How can I talk about motivation and not mention Michael Jordan? Jordan suffered his first set-back in his sophomore year when he was left out of the varsity basketball team.
His taller classmate Leroy Smith had won the last spot on the team. He made up his mind that he would never have to face a similar situation ever again and started practicing every day after that, making it a point to take out time for his practice daily without fail.
Motivational Story 2 — Lance Armstrong Diagnosed with advanced testicular cancer at the age of 25, doctors gave Lance Armstrong less than a 40 percent chance of recovery. Tumors were discovered in his lungs and stomach along with multiple lesions on the brain.
His biking career was over or so everyone thought; but no one counted on the indomitable belief Armstrong had in himself and the lessons which his mother, Linda Walling had taught him.
One of the first things that he did was to acknowledge the disease that had captured him in its talons and learn everything he could about it.
He devoured books, resources and found help in support groups with people going through similar difficulties. His first comeback after beating cancer was not a success and he finished fourteenth in the race.
He returned from his training a transformed man and never let the constant difficulties plough him down again. But one cannot but admire his sheer will power and dedication through which he turned the odds in his favor at a time when everyone thought his life was over.
Motivational Story 3 — J. Rowling From living as a single mother on state benefits to a multi-millionaire todayJ. Many a times, Rowling has attributed her considerable achievements to her ability to focus all her attention on the things that mattered to her the most.
The success of Harry Potter series is a tribute to her story-telling abilities and a reminder that everyone has a hidden talent within him or her. You just have to reach out for it and allow it to bloom.
But if you come to think about it, even your milkman or the security guard in your office building might have an inspiring story to tell you out of their own lives. I know a lady who is well into her seventies now. A housewife who had never worked before, she lost her husband at the age of 40 to illness and was left with a year old son and huge medical bills.
She is still active today, leads the neighborhood book club and has signed up for a computer class to keep up with the changing times. Do you have any motivational stories to share with us? Let us know in the comments below!
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Aristotle held that a wise and virtuous person—a person with phronesis and moral habits from emulating moral heroes-- would always choose the mean between extremes and that would be the highest virtue; For every human action there exists an excess and a deficiency; Ex: courage exists as the mean between cowardliness and foolhardiness.
This means Mosaics’ primary compass for making moral decisions is allegiance to their friends (their tribe). The music industry has felt the deep reverberations of this peer allegiance. Finally, postmodernism also advocates the process over the product.
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Even the most laidback ones among us can motivate themselves by understanding the heartache, passion, commitment and perseverance that scripted the real-life success stories of people such as Thomas Edison and well, for aspiring writers like me, Stephen King!.
Here is a short collection of motivational stories from real life that touched me to keep going when faced with never-ending obstacles. 20 Favorite Jewish Quotes.
Feb 22, Actually the failure to make decisions is one of life's biggest mistakes." – Rabbi Noah Weinberg. It's this story because I see very much the three semitic religions personified and because the true heroes are the practitioners!