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.

Sizing up a problem

Putting a Problem in Perspective

Big feelings do not necessarily equal big problems.

Steven conducts the Patriotic Brass Ensemble

He Plays Patriotic Music to Pay Tribute to Military Veterans

A horn-playing graduate of the Manhattan School of Music devotes his time and energy to a brass ensemble that plays patriotic songs for veterans.

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Vietnam vet William “Tommy” Taylor and his new friends, Jacob and Jordan

Vietnam Vet Says, 'Thank You for Saying Thank You'

Michigan school children embrace a veteran—and he embraces them right back.

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Dreaming big with God's help

Don't Give Up on Your Big Dreams

Hard work and blessings on a writer’s journey.

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Former Olympic pentathlete Tom Lough

This Olympian Thrives on Positive Thinking

Setting new goals has helped 1968 Olympian Tom Lough overcome setbacks brought on by aging, injuries and even cancer.

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Gail Bindewald by the water

The Bible Verse That Helped Her Lose Weight

Losing weight is hard. This Scripture gave her an idea...

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Living life with focus

Living Life with Total Focus

A 5-year-old grandson’s homerun shows what it’s like to concentrate on a goal.

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Take life one step at a time.

The Wisdom of Taking One Step at a Time

We don’t need to add tomorrow to our worries.

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The bride and groom shared a special dance.

Paralyzed Vet Finds a Way to Stand for Wedding Dance

This paralyzed Air Force veteran wanted to make a lasting impression to the love of his life on their wedding day with a romantic dance.

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Amazons in Wonder Woman

Meet the Athletes Behind the Amazons in 'Wonder Woman'

Three athletes who played Amazons in the superhero film reveal what they hope people can learn from Wonder Woman's story. 

The power of dream

A Boy’s Big Dream Comes True

TV executive Sam Haskell shares his story of not giving up on a boyhood hope.

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Erin, trumpet in hand, pauses during band rehearsal

Rediscovering a Passion for Music Changed This Mom's Life

She enjoyed being a wife and mother, but still felt discontented, disconnected from who she once was. Until she finally returned to her first love: music.

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Purdue University power forward Caleb "Biggie" Swanigan

Mentor Guides Hoops Star to March Madness and Beyond

Weighing in at nearly 400 at age 13, Purdue University's Caleb Swanigan got off to a rough start, but his older brother made a call that changed his life.

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B. Verde at the Scripp's Health Center

This Heart Attack Survivor Wants You to Know the Signs

After surviving a heart attack, Bertha "B" Verde wants other women to know what she didn't when it comes to heart disease. 

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