Saturday, July 12, 2014

Way to get inspired

While the easiest way to get inspired is by looking outwards for signs and words, yet many find the inward journey more promising. There are various means to inspire the self, and one prominent tried and tested method is to pen the thoughts that run through the mind. All one needs to do listen closely to the soft and gentle inner voice and then note it down in a diary. These thoughts bring stimulation to act and perform, rather than losing hope.

Thus, inspirational thoughts are not just those penned by famous personalities, but also those that are put to paper by almost anyone. These may not be published or circulated into the world; but the important aspect is that they inspire the one writing them.

Here are some interesting thoughts to inspire the soul…

  • Men take only their needs into consideration, never their abilities.
  • Learn to smile at every situation. See it as an opportunity to prove your strength and ability.
  • Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
  • If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.
  • Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.
  • It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one, than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.
  • A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Inspirational People

It’s so incredibly amazing how real inspiring stories can transform our lives. It is a total delight to read stories of brave people who have overcome incredible odds in order to reach their goals. There are thousands of such stories where great people have managed to succeed despite facing mental, physical, economical, emotional and social handicaps. We are in awe of such people. Many of us get inspired enough to start taking action in order to change our lives while others will just see these stories as something that occurred because of luck. But no, there is no luck. These great people made their own luck. They managed to achieve simply because they had the willpower and determination to rise above all the setbacks and challenges.

To find the real meaning of inspiring stories, we must look closely at what these people had to go through then only we will realize these brave souls just wanted their dream more than most people. Plenty of inspiring stories are found in almost all the areas right from, politics, history to art, culture and sports. For instance, many of us must have heard of Lance Armstrong who won the toughest cycling competition in the world, Tour De France no less than 7 times. However, we should also know he had cancer but he managed to overcome this deadly disease and ruled the world of cycling.

The legendary basketball player Michael Jordan had failed to make the basketball team during his first year but he still ended up being one of the greatest basketball players of all time. These are the real inspiring heroes and stories. They didn’t just wake up one day and became champions. They trained for day and nights. They worked harder than anyone else and of course, they wanted it more than everyone else. Never ever give up on your dreams. We truly need more and more stories of inspirational people.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Movies with Inspiring Stories

Apart from books, movies are perhaps the best medium for telling stories. Movies have always been a great source of entertainment for general population. But movies are not just for entertainment. They are also for sharing great inspiring stories. Several wonderful movies have been made using real stories. These movies have inspired generations of movie watchers to do something great in their lives. There is no dearth of inspiring stories expressed through movies. These movies have motivating messages at their core. These stories fill us with hope and boost our beliefs. The best part these great stories is exhibition of true human spirit, hope and perseverance. Let’s have a look at some of the phenomenal movies with astonishing and inspiring stories.

On the Waterfront (1954)

City Lights (1931)

The Ten Commandments (1956)

Hoosiers (1986)

Gone With the Wind (1939)

Star Wars (1977)

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

Sergeant York (1941)

Casablanca (1942)

National Velvet (1944)

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Norma Rae (1979)

The Pride of the Yankees (1942)

The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

High Noon (1952)

Shane (1953)

The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)

Ben-Hur (1959)

Field of Dreams (1989)

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Spartacus (1960)

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

The Sound of Music (1965)

2Rocky (1976)

All the President's Men (1976)

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Breaking Away (1979)

Dark Victory (1939)

Chariots of Fire (1981)

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

E.T. -- The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

The Verdict (1982)

Gandhi (1982)

The Right Stuff (1983)

The Color Purple (1985)

Rain Man (1988)

Glory (1989)

Dead Poets Society (1989)

Schindler's List (1993)

Ray (2004)

Philadelphia (1993)

Rudy (1993)

In the Heat of the Night (1967)

What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)

Forrest Gump (1994)

Apollo 13 (1995)

Braveheart (1995)

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

The Miracle Worker (1962)

Babe (1995)

Seabiscuit (2003)

Hotel Rwanda (2004)

Friday, July 30, 2010

Importance of Inspiring Stories

Inspiring stories can have life-defining impact on us. It is not an unusual sight to see someone’s life changing for better after coming across good and inspiring stories. Motivational stories can be inspired from real life events or they can just be a figment of our imagination. Not just children, even adults like to hear good stories. Positive thinking has a calming effect on human minds.

If we talk about effects of inspiring short stories on children, many psychologists recommend parents to tell motivational tales to their kids. It helps in broadening the thought process of the kids. It also helps in shaping mind of young ones. Inspiring stories can create beliefs and values in the minds of the children. They learn to appreciate value of terms like honesty, integrity, hard work and bravery etc.

There is no dearth of motivational stories in English or Hindi. Tales from Panchatantra, Jataka akbar birbal, and other fables are perfect examples of good tales. In English, one can go for stories like The boy who cried wolf, Aesops’ fables, The ugly duckling, Red riding hood, and The hare and the tortoise etc. Tales from Panchatantra have animals and birds as central characters and each of the fable tells a moral lesson.

One can find numerous inspirational short story collections that would make for substance reading for the young minds. Most of these tales are simple and easy to understand. They send a sound and clear message to the readers. Inspirational stories create aspiration. Good, inspirational stories are also available in form of audio and video books.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

famous stories

Stories have a life of their own. Humans always had a fascination for popular stories. Since the birth of civilization to modern day life of complexity, we have loved reading and listening to famous stories. As said before, stories have a life of their own and that’s why some of these stories have been passed from generation to generation. There is an element of unexplainable charm and mystery about the stories. They have an impact on our lives in different ways. It’s not just children who are eternally fascinated with colourful stories. Even adults and mature people like to relish some evergreen stories. If on one hand, they are a reminder of our rich culture, at the same time they also manage to guide us, entertain us and motivate us.

Some of the most famous stories in the history have themes ranging from family, mythology, culture, fables, ghost, treasure hunting and mystery. There is no dearth of good stories that you can always relish at any stage of your life. It’s a sheer sensory delight to read wonderful stories again and again. Each one of us has different story taste. Some like to feast upon legends and fables whereas some others go for anecdote and mythological characters. But no matter what is your individual taste and preference as far as stories are concerned, you will always find plenty of narrations on your favourite theme.

Stories like King Alfred, Solomon, Robin Hood etc have been in circulation since centuries. They still manage to enthral us. If you like reading famous love stories then, you must have read Romeo and Juliet, Paris and Helena, Cleopatra and Mark Anthony, Tristan and Isolde etc. These wonderful love stories have remained the guiding force for lovers of all eras.

Roman and Greek culture offer us wonderful myths and fables. An avid story reader must have read sagas of Zeus, Atlas, Hermes, Neptune, Titans etc. Stories of Alexander, Napoleon, and Julius Caesar etc have inspired millions of people all across the world. In modern day context, celebrated figures like Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Lincoln etc make up for great stories. Inspirational stories have a charm of their own. They can work wonders. We all feel a certain kind of invisible connection with famous stories. They take us to a different planet and help us in fostering connection with eras gone by.

stories can inspire

Good stories can inspire us and make us much much better human beings.
Will post best stories from the web.