7 junio, 2024

30 Stories of Personal Improvement and Motivation

I’m going to explain to you 30 stories of self-improvement and motivation to inspire you and increase your desire to achieve difficult goals or overcome difficulties. Among them, the examples of Nick Vujicic, Stephen Hawking, Malala Yousafzai or Lizzie Velázquez stand out.

In life there are certain moments when it is difficult to move on. Situations in which we need a push to be able to face problems and not give in to the attempt. However, andThere are people who have gone through these circumstances who live to tell the world about their experiences and thus be able to help others.

List of cases of self-improvement that inspire

1- Nick Vujicic, the man who always gets up

Possibly Nick Vujicic’s motivational story is the most famous in the world. He dedicates himself to giving talks, which can be viewed on YouTube. Without viewings, they exceed millions of visits.

In his presentations, Vujicic introduces himself in the first instance, and then lies down on the ground. What is he doing next? To astonish those present, since he is able to get up without the help of his limbs.

With this he tries to make us understand that everything is possible and that we should never give up in life. If he has been able to, anyone can do it.

2- Stephen Hawking, the sick genius

Who does not know the story of one of the most intelligent men in the world? This physicist was diagnosed with ALS when he was barely 20 years old.

The doctor did not predict many more years of life. But despite this, he would marry, continue his research, and live his life as normal as possible.

Today he is 74 years old, has published several best sellers on physics and is considered one of the most brilliant minds in the entire globe.

Also, if you want to know more about the life of this scientist, you cannot miss the movie «The Theory of Everything», focused on his life and illness.

3- Oscar Pistorius, the runner without legs

Regardless of his problems with the law, his value in terms of sports is totally commendable.

Oscar Pistorius saw how the youngsters of his school ran in competitions, something that aroused his envy, since at only 11 months his legs had been amputated since he was born without a fibula. That posed a serious problem.

The solution came with a carbon prosthesis. His effort led him to win a silver in the 4 × 400 relay at the Daegu World Cups.

The peak of his sports career came when he managed to compete in the Olympic Games for the first time.

4- Malala Yousafzai, the human rights defender

Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, Malala Yousafzai suffered a terrorist attack two years earlier in which she received a total of three shots. Incredibly, the 17-year-old managed to survive after near death and undergoing several major life-or-death operations.

To this day, she is a well-known fighter for human rights, dedicating herself especially to women’s equality and to the problems that involve her country, Pakistan. For this, she appears in different television programs in addition to running an important blog known worldwide.

5- Lizzie Velásquez, the most fighter woman in the world

Lizzie was born with several rare diseases. This made her face and body appear deteriorated. The problem arose one day when he entered Youtube and searched for “the ugliest woman in the world”. The surprise that she got was not at all satisfactory when she realized that it was she who appeared in the video.

Despite this, and like Vuijicic, he decided to turn his life around and move forward. To this day, his talks are an ode to effort and to living despite the adversities that have touched you.

She has a personal YouTube channel where you can benefit from Lizzie’s experiences and learn about her day-to-day life.

6- Bethany Hamilton, the fearless surfer

This surfer used to frequent the beaches of Hawaii until one day, at the young age of 13, a tiger shark completely ripped off his left arm off the coast of Kauai.

What did Hamilton do? Continue surfing as if nothing had happened, defying his fear to achieve his dream: to become a professional surfer.

Today, Bethany Hamilton is 25 years old and I can say that she is one of the best surfers in the world.

7- Narayanan Krishnan, the village chef

Krishnan is a reputed cook from a 5-star hotel. His ability as a chef does not sow doubts, as does his quality as a person.

He wakes up every day at four in the morning, cooks, takes his van with his team and drives to the city of Madurai in India to feed people who cannot afford to eat every day.

The cook feeds 400 people a day and was selected by CNN as one of the 10 greatest heroes of the year 2010.

8- Derek Redmond, the athlete who never gave up

A successful man, Derek Redmond is an English athlete who had won everything: gold at the European Championships in Stuttgart in 1986, at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, and at the 1991 World Championship in Tokyo.

Already in the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games, and running as one of the favorites to win gold, he was injured in the semifinals, when, in severe pain, he decided to finish the last lap limping. Seeing him, his father came down to help him finish the race together.

9- Soichiro Honda, the challenging entrepreneur

Soichiro Honda went to Toyota for a job interview and thus fill a vacancy. Apparently, the profile of him was not very funny to the company and they decided that Soichiro was not the right one for the position.

What is it that he did? Create a company that competed with Toyota, to which he gave his last name.

10- Thomas Edison, the scientist who always learned

Nothing more representative than the famous phrase of Thomas Alva Edison. After creating one of the greatest inventions in history, he reached an incredible conclusion of which he stated: «I have not failed, I have only discovered 999 ways not to make a light bulb.»

Awesome motivational life lesson from one of the greatest thinking minds ever.

11- The Beatles, the star group

In 1962, a group of young men with long hair and bangs flocked to Decca Studios in London with high hopes.

A few days ago, Mike Smith, a musical talent scout, had heard them at one of their concerts at the famous The Cavern. Those who were there, affirmed that its sound was the most mediocre that could be found.

The response was the rejection of the Smith, something he would surely regret a few years later…

12- Elvis Presley, the king

Something very similar also happened with the king of rock and roll. His manager, Jimmy Denny decided to shower the artist with cruelty who, after finishing a performance, heard from his manager that he was not going to get anywhere and that he should «drive a truck» again to later break his contract with he.

Again, and as with The Beatles, surely the manager would have raised his hands if he had known the success of the Mississippi artist.

13- Charles Chaplin, the tireless comedian

If you’ve ever seen a Charlie Chaplin movie, you know that his humor is unconventional.

That was what some executives thought when they saw him act. The idea of ​​him did not sink in and they thought that his way of working was “twisted” and that he was not going to reach too many people. His denial was outright.

Given this, the actor kept trying until he received the opportunity that would lead him to become one of the biggest stars in Hollywood history.

14- Bobby Charlton, the footballer who survived

Mythical figure of English football. Her story is unconventional, and it will surely surprise you. Manchester United, a Charlton club, was returning from a European Cup match in 1958 when the plane they were traveling in suffered an accident.

In total, 8 first team players died. Bobby was close to death for several days, but in the end he managed to save his life.

The most incredible thing of all is that, based on perseverance and effort, he returned to play and became the top scorer for the English team (until 2015) and contributed to the victory of the only World Cup that England enjoys.

15- Stephen King, the writer who never gave up

Did you know that Stephen King’s first novel was rejected by most of the publishers he went to?

When he got home, and out of frustration, he threw it in the trash. It was her wife who picked her up and encouraged her to keep trying. The rest is history. King has become one of the best-selling authors in history thanks to his intriguing and terrifying novels.

16- Isidre Esteve, the motorcyclist in a wheelchair

The promising career of rally driver Isidre Esteve took a turn in 2007. After an accident in Bajo Almanzora, he fractured his T7 and T8 vertebrae. The consequence? Esteve should remain in a wheelchair for the rest of his life.

Far from collapsing and falling into passivity, the man from Girona would publish just one year after his accident the book The luck of my destinywhere he recounts his experience and how to help people who have gone through similar circumstances.

His spare time is dedicated to giving talks to people who have suffered the same fate.

Isidre means an icon of improvement in the world of sport, he has recognized that he is currently working to return to competition, with the Dakar being his main objective.

17- Kelvin Doe, the engineer from Sierra Leone

This young man from Sierra Leone had to live in a place with a lack of opportunities. His future could have been to become one of the famous child soldiers who are giving so much talk.

His story begins with the dream of building his own radio. For this, the young man would start studying engineering on his own in 2010.

In 2012, Kelvin had already managed to appear on major television networks such as CNN and BBC, as well as becoming the youngest guest to enter the Massachusetts Institute of Technology visitor program.

18- Teresa Perales, the Paralympic swimmer

A neurological disease led Teresa Perales to sit in a wheelchair for the rest of her life. This was not an impediment to doing what he liked best: swimming.

Her effort and perseverance in this sport have led her to achieve no more and no less than 22 medals in the Paralympic Games, in addition to multiple recognitions such as the Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Sports Merit in 2012, becoming the first Paralympic athlete to do so. . Mundo Deportivo would also give him the trophy for the human-sports achievement a year later.

The athlete herself has explained on several occasions that “The important thing is the way we face things that are happening. When I was left in a wheelchair, I thought that my life was with my chair and that thanks to it I could do great things”.

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