If you've read a fitness magazine or watched shows like the 'Biggest Loser' you know the power of a Before and an After. People love to see where others have been and where they end up. Stories of transformation are powerful and energizing. "If they can do it", we think, "I can, too!"
In a similar way, hearing people talk about their life changes and the way they've rewritten their reality is a powerful motivator. You might not be trying to build a village in Nigeria, you may just be trying to get through your day, but the effect of someone else's story of triumph can be powerfully moving (literally and figuratively!).
The next time you're feeling like you can't get through your day, search out stories of triumph, of success, and of living well.
Here are a couple I like:
An story about an amazing dog
Randy Pausch Graduation Speech:
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