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.

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.

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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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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Wax Buffalo candle creator Alicia with her kids [from left]: Navy, Oxley and Satchel

Her Grandmother's Love of Candles Inspired Her to Launch a Business

She lost her job just when her baby needed surgery, but her grandmother gave her hope.

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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.

Alicia Reisinger, founder and owner of the candle company Wax Buffalo

Alicia Reisinger on How Her Grandmother Inspired Her to Aim High

Listen as the founder and owner of the candle company Wax Buffalo shares how her fierce, faithful grandmother inspired her to pursue her dreams.

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Writing a thank you note

The Surprise Blessings of Thank-You Notes

When you have to write one, you may be stumped. But then you’ll discover that expressing gratitude is infectious.

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Sandi Patty performing

Sandi Patty Shares How She Found Her True Voice

She is known as a powerhouse singer, but in her new book, the Gospel icon opens up about the sexual assault that kept her quiet for decades.

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Author Jan Karon

Mitford Author Jan Karon Shares the “Prayer That Never Fails”

We chatted with the author about changing careers after 50, saying goodbye to Mitford and what’s on the horizon.

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