Category Archives: Motivation

Never, Ever Give Up. Arthur’s Inspirational Transformation!

Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.

This amazing video shows the inspiring transformation of Arthur Boorman, a veteran of the Gulf War who had been disabled for 15 years.  He was told by doctors that he would never be able to walk on his own again. But did that stop him from trying? No. Arthur fell many times but never gave up and he proved the doctors wrong. He shows us all, that through hard work and determination, we can accomplish anything we put our minds to.

Caine’s Arcade – A Cardboard Arcade Made By A Creative 9 Year Old Boy

Caine Monroy is an inspiration! He had a dream to create this incredibly creative arcade built out of cardboard boxes he found in his Dad’s warehouse. He spent months building the games by hand in hopes that one day he would have a lot of customers to enjoy the games.
As luck would have it, his first customer was Nirvan Mullick, a filmmaker looking for a door handle for his car. Impressed by what he saw, Nirvan decided to organize a flash mob to get customers to the arcade, which he documented and made into this short film. Nirvan also helped set up a scholarship fund for Caine with the hope of raising $25,000 for his college fund. You can donate at Caine’s Arcade website.
As Caine and his Dad drove home from the arcade after the flash mob, Caine said to his Dad. “This was the best day of my whole life.”
Update to this story:
As of April 17, 2012 not only has Caine’s scholarship fund raised over $170,000, but The Goldhirsh Foundation has pledged to match the donations dollar for dollar up to $250,000. The money from Goldhirsch will go towards the Caine’s Arcade Foundation, which was set up to help other creative kids reach their dreams.


Magic Johnson: Something I learned in Basketball

For me, it always goes back to something I learned in basketball. There’s winning and there’s losing, and in life you have to know they both will happen. But what’s never been acceptable to me is quitting. —Magic Johnson in the ESPN film The Announcement

Top 10 Ways to Motivate Yourself and Reach Your Goals

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
—Thomas Jefferson

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.—Vince Lombardi

A few weeks ago, I was having lunch with an old friend and he mentioned that he has been trying to motivate himself to accomplish a goal, but was feeling lazy and unmotivated. After he told me what his goal was, we discussed what he could do to light a fire under his behind, and feel motivated again. Within a few minutes, we had listed off a bunch of ideas that we felt could help motivate him and get him back on the road to accomplishing his goal.

We all have been there at one time or another, so here are the top 10 ways to motivate yourself that we came up with: Continue reading »

Yes You Can!

At birth, Rick Hoyt was diagnosed as a “spastic quadriplegic with cerebral palsy”. His parents Dick and Judy Hoyt were told that there was little chance for Rick to live a “normal life”.  This didn’t deter them from doing their best to include Rick in everyday activities.

Rick told his father that he wanted to participate in a 5-mile benefit run for a Lacrosse player who had been paralyzed in an accident. Far from being a long-distance runner, Dick agreed to push Rick in his wheelchair and they finished all 5 miles, coming in next to last. That night, Rick told his father, “Dad, when I’m running, it feels like I’m not handicapped.”

And that was how Team Hoyt began.

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Top 10 Inspirational Movie Quotes

The other day we were discussing some of our favorite movie quotes and realized that many of them are actually pretty inspiring. So we thought it would be fun to share them with you. The list was pretty long but we cut it down to our top 10  (plus a few extras) . Continue reading »

Expand Your Conciousness

When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.

— Patanjali

Try Something New for 30 Days

In May 2009, Google engineer Matt Cutts tried to walk 10,000 steps a day for 30 days. Happy with the results, over the many months since then has continued to challenge himself to try something new for 30 days. So far he has tried  not watching television, biking to work, reading 15 books (but only got through 12), no caffeine, taking one picture a day and many others. Matt has a blog where you can follow his 30-day challenges and vote on what he should try next. According to Matt, 30 days is enough time to build a habit. What habits would you build or break? We’re curious to hear what you would try.

Just Do It, You’ll be Happier For It

If you want to do something with your life, if you really want to do it, just do it. I promise that you can. You just have to do it. And when you do, you’ll be happier for it.

— Ben Davis

Learn more about Ben and his journey at Ben Does Life.