Motivational Stories

Motivational stories stay with you, coming to mind when you are faced with a challenge. Stories that motivate are stories that show you the way toward success, improvement, happiness, and connection. Turn to motivating stories whenever you need a boost on your life journey.

Author and motivational speaker Trent Shelton

Trent Shelton on the Secret to True Wellness

In this series of videos, the former NFL player, motivational speaker and author of The Greatest You gets real about his faith, his failures and how he tapped both to discover his life's purpose. 

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Veteran Amputee Kirstie Ennis Prepares to Summit Everest

The Marine veteran, who suffered a life-altering injury while serving in Afghanistan, is days away from her goal.  

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How to reach your goals

Don’t Let Limitations Define You

How to push yourself to rise above barriers and experience the power of possibilities.

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Left: Helen Keller, Middle: Anne Frank, Right: Eleanor Roosevelt

6 Women Who Inspire Us Today

Author Therese Borchard highlights some of history’s most inspirational women and their great lessons

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Lupita Nyong’o, Matthew McConaughey and Hilary Swank

5 of the Most Inspiring Oscar Speeches of All Time

The most stirring and uplifting speeches in Academy Award history.

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Champion marathon runner Meb Keflezighi

Meb Keflezighi: Lessons Learned from a Life Spent Running Marathons

In our exclusive video, long-distance runner Meb Keflezighi talks about what he's learned from competing in 26 marathons.

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Chef José Andrés is creating a food network to help federal workers in need

Chef José Andrés Helps Feed Federal Workers

The popular chef is again creating a food network to help those in need

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Life, Faith and Prayer: Putting Hope to Work

Life, Faith and Prayer: Putting Hope to Work

Pablo Diaz describes his experience with Habitat for Humanity and the real examples of hope being put to work. 

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Life, Faith & Prayer: Why You Matter

Life, Faith & Prayer: Why You Matter

Pablo Diaz explains why everyone matters. 

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Why a Veteran and His Remarkable Dog Traveled Across the Country

Why a Veteran and His Remarkable Dog Traveled Across the Country

When his dog was diagnosed with cancer, Rob Kugler left his life behind for an epic road trip.

LIfe, Faith & Prayer: The Faith to Look Beyond Our Circumstances

LIfe, Faith & Prayer: The Faith to Look Beyond Our Circumstances

Pablo Diaz encourages everyone to never give up Hope. 

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New York Wolf Sanctuary and Conservation Center

Guideposts' own Sharon Azar-Hahn tours this wolf sanctuary in New York state.

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Wounded Vet Bryan Anderson Talks Overcoming Obstacles

Wounded Vet Bryan Anderson Talks Overcoming Obstacles

Wounded veteran Bryan Anderson shares how he approaches overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles. 

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Generation Inspiration: Bruce Davis

Generation Inspiration: Bruce Davis

Bruce Davis discusses life after retirement. 

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