Most of us chase success like schoolgirls chasing the cutest boy in class around
We have our arms stretched out wide, our sticky fingers wiggling
to grab the back of his shirt, only to fall flat on our faces in the dirt as he
takes an unexpected cut to the left. Yes, there are many other boys on the
playground, but all the girls want that one boy.
You know who he is. He is the one who has the swagger, but who doesn’t yet
know he has it. He is the one who goes home and complains to his all-knowing
mother that those sticky-fingered girls just won’t leave him alone at recess.
That boy is success. He is right under your nose, but seemingly untouchable.
Everyone dreams of catching him, but not everyone has the inspiration to pull
themselves up from the dirt after taking a nosedive during the chase.
Those who do catch the shirttail of success are the ones who pick themselves up
from the ground, band-aid their bloody elbows, and study the playground for
another chance to continue the chase. It takes inspiration and strength to do
that, which is where inspirational stories are powerful.
Everyone takes a
nosedive into the dirt from time to time, but not everyone summons the courage
to get back up and try again. Inspirational words from others can give you the
strength you need to pick yourself back up.
After the fall, some give up
too easily and run off with one of the other boys, never to truly experience the
power of that one boy no other can match. This is because that one boy can be
slick, and he knows just when to take that cut to the side to get you off his
shirttail. If success were easy to bag, then he wouldn’t be the boy with the
swagger that everyone wants. He would be just another nose-picking amateur
running around the playground.
If you want to become your own version of
success, you must tap into the power of inspirational stories and use them to
find your own courage. You must always get up after the fall, and never give up
on the chase.
If you know inspirational words can help you turn your life
around and make changes for the better, this page of inspirational stories is
If you have yet to discover the power of inspirational stories
but are willing to give them a try, stick around and see what could really
become of your life.
You will find a lot of information about the power
of inspirational stories on this page, and you are encouraged to keep reading
the first time you visit this page.
After reading it once, you can
bookmark the page and come back whenever you need inspirational words for
strength, courage, insight, or comfort. This quick list will give you direct
access to pages of inspirational stories dedicated to different needs and life
- Inspirational Stories
- Inspirational Stories about Loss and Grief
Stories about Moving On
- Inspirational Stories for those Living In Fear
Inspirational Stories for Courage
What Is Inspiration?
Inspiration means something
different to me than it will to you, and it will mean
something different to you than to others reading this page.
Think of it as a bold streak of lightening flashing through
the sky. You may look out your window and see a flash of white
momentarily lighting up the sky, while your neighbor sees a
bluish streak stretching through the sky. You are looking at
the same lightening strike, but you see something slightly
That is exactly how inspiration works. One
person may read inspirational stories and take nothing away
from them, while someone else reads the exact same
inspirational words and their life is forever changed. These
two people have different life experiences, different
perceptions of the world, and different goals in life. What
they need to be inspired will be very different because they
are very different people.
Consider inspiration to be
anything that…Allows you to see life in a fresh lightOpens your eyes to blind spots in your lifeBrings
opportunity into your lifeRestores hope, happiness, or
strength in your lifeMotivates you to take action
Inspiration is something that has a moving effect in your
mind, which leads to changes in how you act. It is anything
that changes your world for the better. It doesn’t do the work
for you. It just gives you the strength and courage to pull
yourself up out of the dirt, study the playground of your
life, and continue the chase.
Power of Inspirational Stories
Success often comes just
when you want to give up. It comes right after the nosedive
into the dirt, as you lie there with your bloody elbows and
knees, tears streaking your face. It is in that moment that
many people crawl to the sidelines of the playground, bury
their faces in their hands, and quit the chase.
We have all
been there, right?
In that moment, you do not think you
have the strength of body or courage of mind to lift your face
from your hands, scour the playground, and pull up to your
feet for yet another chase.
You may be in that spot
right now. Your bloody elbow might be the loss of your job, or
your bloody knee might be the end of your marriage. You may
have a bloodied, black eye representing the loss of a child.
Inspirational stories can help you tap into the strength
you need to lift your head and resume the chase around the
playground.The strength is in you!
You may just
need some inspirational words and the uplifting of others to
summon the courage and lift yourself up. You might not have
that outpour of love and inspiration from others in your life,
but you have it right here!
Harness the power of
inspirational stories. Allow these stories to help you through
all of the bloody elbows and knees of life. You may even get a
bloody lip or black eye from time to time, but these
inspirational words will always be here for you. They are
powerful, and they are willing to share some of that power
From Inspiration Comes Action
Just reading inspirational stories will do nothing for
your life. You have to take the power and strength offered
through those inspirational words and use them to take action
in your daily world. It is this action that ultimately changes
your life for the better, but inspirational words get the
credit for pulling you off the pavement and shoving you in the
Remember, those who remain on the ground
with the blood dripping from their elbows never catch success.
It is those who lift up, collect themselves, and return to the
chase that enjoy all of the rewards in the end.
chase is action. It is running, extending those arms, and
wiggling those sticky fingers eagerly.
You may sit
still for a moment, crying over your bloody limbs and reading
inspirational stories for courage. You will need these
reminders of your own strength from time to time. What matters
is that sooner or later you move to all fours, then lift your
torso up, and slowly pull up to your feet. Sometimes you may
leap up and get right back into the chase, and other times you
may need a few hours on the sidelines.
What matters is
that you seek out inspirational stories and eventually use
their power to pull yourself up. That is when you will feel
the surge of satisfaction that comes when the shirttails of
success are firmly in your grip.
Where Is Your
Right now, you are bleeding. It may be your
elbow, your knee, or it might be your lower lip. It may be
trickling out slowly, or it may be pouring like hot water from
the shower faucet. It may be fresh blood, or it might be a few
years old. This blood represents the pain, torment, guilt,
regret, and shame that you have experienced in life. It
represents the things that block your path to becoming your
own definition of success.
Most people see this blood and
they panic. They allow it to stop their forward momentum in
life. They become alarmed and back down from the chase.
You cannot let that happen to you! My goal with the
inspirational words on this site is to ensure that this never
happens to you.
Rather than becoming alarmed and
backing down, spend some time accepting whatever is causing
you to bleed. Acknowledge that the blood is there, acknowledge
the deep emotions attached to the blood, and then use
inspirational stories to wrap it up in gauze and pick yourself
back up. This is how you turn the most painful events in your
life into positive influences, for yourself and others.
Believe it or not, your blood is inspirational to others.
Your pain, guilt and fears need to be shared with others. You
may not have the courage to do the sharing right now, but that
does not mean you cannot spend some time right here learning
from the blood of others. After all, that is all inspirational
stories are: bloody elbows, knees and lips after someone took
a nosedive into the dirt in the heat of the chase for success.
Fortunately, inspirational stories show you not just the
blood, but the drying up of the blood and the healing of the
wounds. Inspirational words show you that getting up and
trying life again pays off. They can also show you how to get
up when you do not think you have the strength.
now, you might think that you do not have the strength. You
might think you are down for the count. The cutest boy in
class has taken that unexpected cut to the right and left you
tripping over your own feet, sliding across the pavement on
your knees, and landing in a heap of defeat.
count yourself out so fast!
Inspirational stories are
powerful. They can lift you up, and send you back out into the
chase. Do not give up. One day you will be sharing your own
inspirational words and all the blood will be dried, washed
away, and the wounds healed.
It all starts right here,
on this page of inspirational stories. Learn from others so
one day others can learn from you.
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