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Success is nothing more or less than being who you want to be; progressing toward your ideal each day.
Jaren L. Davis
Life's ups and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine your values and goals. Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones.
While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.
Apple Computer Inc.
It's your place in the world; it's your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.
Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find his right road.
I guess I can’t really change the past since it’s now history and I certainly cannot change tomorrow, for I am not promised it, but I can change the way I live today. This realization in itself is the root of not only who I want to be tomorrow, but who I am working on being today. Never again do I want to fail anything without an attempt; I want push myself to my fullest potential, and if that means that I fall a few times along the way then so be it, but I will no longer allow myself to just give up. I deserve better, and it is time that I start believing that.
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Your journey has molded you for the greater good, and it was exactly what it needed to be. Don't think that you've lost time. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now. And now is right on time.
Colleen C. Barrett
There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake of the work. This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in - that we do it to God, to Christ, and that's why we try to do it as beautifully as possible.
The moment when you first wake up in the morning is the most wonderful of the twenty-four hours. No matter how weary or dreary you may feel, you possess the certainty that, during the day that lies before you, absolutely anything may happen. And the fact that it practically always doesn’t matters not a jot. The possibility is always there.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Personal Stories About ‘Inspiration’
True HeroismSubmitted by William Revell Phillips
A soldier walks down the steps from the front entrance of a huge military transport. At the bottom of the steps are journalists and reporters with flashing cameras and microphones. "Your son nominated you and you won the contest. You are officially America's hero." "If I am a hero, it is only because I stand in...
Shaban Varajab My River Of LifeSubmitted by Varajab
Shaban Varajab-My River of Life Who is Shaban Varajab? I am a Kenyan born of two Muslim parents, Mwajuma Alwanga Shaban and Shaban Olewe Wakenga. I was the last born of their four children, raised in Western Kenya. My parents came from two different ethnic backgrounds, Luhya (my mother) and Luo (my father)....
My Pown Pewrsonal BattlesSubmitted by Cal
As a Hippie of the 60's and 70's were thought we were invincible. We used the line that if we knew we were going to live this long we would have taken better care of ourselves. Little did I know that one morning in 1999 that at 4:00a.m. while getting ready for work, I would find myself on the floor of yjr...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Inspiration’
Bill KSubmitted by Kari C.
My hero is Bill Kjer. I wear a necklace in his memory every day. He made a difference in my life, my past coworkers and the community. He always had a smile on his face, a positive attitude, and the greatest smile. He would ride around in his golf cart always with the greatest big smile on his face and wave to...
Harvey FSubmitted by Renee
Harvey is my brother that recently passed away November 30, 2010 from Leukemia. He is one of my heroes. Harvey was 36 years old when he lost his battle to cancer, only being diagnosed with it in February of 2010. Harvey was the most amazing person, with a contagious smile that would light up everyone's hearts....
Chantay BridgesSubmitted by Chantay B.
Chantay Bridges has a long track record of doing good and alms deeds. She has been a faithful and active community member for over 20 years. She is committed to the things, people and work of needy. She continues to reach out, everything from providing help to the disadvantaged, grief/sympathy coordinator, for...
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'Inspiration is the language of a free spirit'
with love to all Mary Ann Plamenac motivational life coach
I took my diagnosis of skin cancer (which includes surgeries and burning) and turned it around to help kids know about addictions (mine was to tanning) and skin cancer. I turned a negative into a positive for both myself and the students I talk to.
Jana , Illinois
My life is falling apart quicker than i can repair it
Inspiration is an internal event. I seemed to have locked the door, yet got some serious help opening it through an online mentoring site (their name says it all!) called FTRnation.com (aka Free Thinking Renegades). I realized my thinking wasn't free, and had to find my way back to it. Loved your post and other comments. Thanks for the info!!
Sedona Cole , Vancouver, BC
Inspirations of this nature have really helped in people's lives.
Ediomo Iton, Nigeria uyo
Every time that I read the inspirational massage I feel relaxed.
jasper joe centeno, quezon city
Inspiration is speaking the words that sway people.
Bruce Willingham, Warner Robins, Ga
The quote that gets my day started all the time is Live, Laugh, Love. I hope these words will inspire people all day.
Ms. Richardson, Flordia
Including others can be as simple as sharing your ethnic/family meal with someone that different than you. I shared my favorite cookbook and recipe with a co-worker of a different ethnic background. He approached me during break and asked for help to make American food. His child is in school and is exposed to many new tastes. I was honored.
Dolores Phifery, York, PA
It is such a wonderful site for the youngsters . Everyone should know the values, motivation and inspiration to all. I really enjoy and appreciate for your valuable quotes, videos and audios. Thank you so much.
The world definitely needs more encouragement and inspiration. Love all your advertising spots on T.V. If more people took your messages to heart and tried to pass them on, what a much more pleasant world this would be. Keep up the great work! I'm really a believer in random acts of kindness. Wish more folks felt the same!
Carolyn H. Smith, Brandon, Mississippi
I've been logging on to your site for about a year or so. I must tell you that it is truly amazing the way I have changed my ways and behavior. The way I act and react to simple day to day obstacles have changed for the better thanks to you.
A.Wickramage, Sri Lanka
Thanks so mcuh for all your wonderful messages of hope, inspiration, kindness...doing the right thing! In this world of "me first" and endless cynicism, you provide the proverbial beacon of light, in an otherwise dark world. Keep it up, its working.
Bruce Tipton, Carlsbad, Ca
I greatly appreciate your commercials that encourage and inspire us to do better, be better, and be a blessing.
June S., Jackson, Al.
Thank you for producing the "Inspire" TV spot "You Raise me Up". It is so refreshing to see something positive on TV. Keep it up. It is very much appreciated!
Win T., Lake Placid, Florida
I am a nursing home nurse, and every time that I work, I smile. Some nurses say that I am little crazy. But I explain to them that the smile is contagious and chronic. The more you do, the more you receive and is more natural. Thank you for this little corner, I really enjoy and appreciate yours advertising.
Graciela, Fort Lauderdale, FL