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Here are some inspiring stories about motivation.
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BULLIED My whole life i have been bullied. i don't really remember a time when i haven't been bullied. the world is filled with them so you can't seem to get away from them no matter how hard you try. but i have learned that you must not believe what they say and believe what YOU have to say. bullies are just a waste of...
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MILE FRIDAY It was Friday and it was time to run our mile. Once we stepped on the track I could feel the breeze passing through my face,it was about 32 degrees outside. It was time to run and once the stopwatch started, I sprinted the first lap. Usually I was the second one to finish, but that day I didn't realize that would...
SUBMITTED BY MONIKA PEREZ
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LITTLE BOY IN FOOTBALL As I walked in from practice a little boy came and asked if i played high school football. I told him I play defense on the varsity team. He said that was awesome with a great expression on his face. I said if you keep working you'll be playing for the high school someday. He said he couldn’t wait. i do not know...
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Where did your values come from?

We've all had people in our lives who have made a positive impact on us. A parent or grandparent, a sibling who was there for us, or maybe even just a guy who shines shoes for a living? Whoever they are, tell us their story so they can inspire us even more.

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MOTIVATION QUOTATIONS
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“I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot...and I missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that's precisely why I succeed.”

Michael Jordan

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“Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”

Joseph Addison

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“Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes.”

Benjamin Franklin

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“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

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“Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart.”

Indian Proverb

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“Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.”

Louis "Lou" Holtz

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“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.”

Nido Qubein

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“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. ”

Jim Ryun

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“Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

Howard Thurman

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“If you really want to do something, you will work hard for it.”

Edmund Hillary

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“In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.”

Nikos Kazantzakis

Here are some stories about everyday heroes who show 'motivation'.
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Mentors I have more than one hero: God is my ultimate hero above all. Without Him, I wouldn't have been blessed with other heroes in my life such as my family and friends. My parents & big brother who always taught me about not giving up and believing in a fighting spirit. My little sister, nephew, and nieces who...
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Jeremie Johnson My Role Model A role model is someone who inspires you to be a better person; they inspire you to do your very best and to never give up. A role model is someone who you can always look to for answers when you are struggling. The role model in my life is Jeremie Johnson. The two years that I had him as a...
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PEDRO P My hero would be my dad. I believe dads are the real heroes of the world. My dad has 10 children including me. I'm now 20 years old but lived in a small town from Mexico until I was 12 years old. We grew mostly with my mom since my dad spent most of the time working in the U.S. to support his big family. We only...
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Where did your values come from?

We've all had people in our lives who have made a positive impact on us. A parent or grandparent, a sibling who was there for us, or maybe even just a guy who shines shoes for a living? Whoever they are, tell us their story so they can inspire us even more.

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ACHIEVEMENT
AMBITION
APPRECIATING NATURE
APPRECIATION
BEING THERE
BELIEVE
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
CARING
CHARACTER
CHARITY
CHEER
CIVILITY
CLASS AND GRACE
COMMITMENT
COMMON GROUND
COMPASSION
COMPLIMENTS
COMPROMISE
CONFIDENCE
CONNECTING
COURAGE
COURTESY
CREATIVITY
DEDICATION
DETERMINATION
DEVOTION
DO THY BEST
DO YOUR PART
DRIVE
EDUCATION
ENCOURAGEMENT
EQUALITY
EXCELLENCE
FAMILY
FITNESS
FORESIGHT
FORGIVENESS
FRIENDSHIP
GENEROSITY
GET ALONG
GIVING BACK
GOOD EXAMPLES
GOOD MANNERS
GRATITUDE
GREAT MUSIC
GRIT
HARD WORK
HEALTH
HELPING OTHERS
HONESTY
HONOR
HOPE
HUMILITY
IMAGINE
INCLUDING OTHERS
INCLUSION
INGENUITY
INNOVATION
INSPIRATION
INTEGRITY
JOY
JUSTICE
KINDNESS
LAUGHTER
LEADERSHIP
LEARNING
LISTENING
LITERACY
LIVE LIFE
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
LOVE
LOYALTY
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
MENTORING
MINDFULNESS
MOTIVATION
OPPORTUNITY
OPTIMISM
OVERCOMING
PARENTING
PASSION
PATIENCE
PEACE
PERSEVERANCE
PERSISTENCE
PIONEERING
PLEASE AND THANK YOU
PRACTICE
PREPARATION
PURPOSE
REACHING OUT
RESILIENCY
RESPECT
RESPONSIBILITY
RIGHT CHOICES
RISING ABOVE
SACRIFICE
SERVICE
SHARING
SMILE
SOUL
SPORTSMANSHIP
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
STEWARDSHIP
STRENGTH
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
TEAM WORK
TRUE BEAUTY
TRUST
UNITY
VISION
VOLUNTEERING
WONDER
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Astrid from San Juan, Puerto Rico JUNE 27, 2014
There are many ways to motivate yourself, Google: Steve Chandler...