In their simplest acts, people can inspire us and they don’t even know it. What’s more, they don’t try to do extraordinary tasks on things to inspire anyone. They simply live their lives and follow their dreams. If they happen to inspire someone along the way, then great. It is amazing how people from all walks of life can have a significant impact across the nation and the world. Their acts of generosity or heroism are so profound, they inspire us to take note and follow suit.
This best selling author documents her journey from homelessness to Harvard University. In her memoir she talks of what led her to where she is today. After her mother died of HIV and her father moved into a homeless shelter, she should have given up. By all appearances, this was a recipe for her to repeat the same fate. Instead she persevered and went on to further document her life’s journey in a made for TV movie. In spite of the obstacles, she changed the path of her life by choosing a different destiny.
Nick was born with a rare disorder that left him with no arms or legs. After being bullied and tormented during his childhood, he attempted suicide at the age of 10. While reading an article about a disabled man refusing to allow his physical limitations to dictate his life, Nick had an epiphany that inspired him to take control of his own life. As a result, Nick is an inspiration to millions of people. This author and inspirational speaker is motivating people to live life without limits.
Tim’s inspiration motivates people to obtain just about anything they want with the right focus. This author has produced a podcast that features interviews with billionaires, military generals and Hollywood figures. His subject matter focuses on the ability to learn and master anything you choose to learn. His inspirational publication, The 4-Hour Work Week, gives insight on how people can escape the 9 to 5 Rat Race and become rich.
Richard Branson has an uncanny joy that some have categorized as kid-like. Not only is he a billionaire, he finds a way to run over 400 companies with a contagious smile on his face. More importantly, he does it with joy and enthusiasm. He’s been labeled the definition of success due to his many company ventures he created from scratch like Virgin. His infectious joy is a reflection of how someone can literally have it all.
Jessica inspires people not only because she doesn’t have arms but because she refuses to allow life to dictate to her what she can and cannot do. She’s the first licensed armless pilot and is a black belt in American Taekwondo. She’s able to drive a car, type on a keyboard and puts in her own contact lenses. Her inspiration reaches 20 countries with her unbelievable spirit of perseverance.
The founder of Mindvalley, Vishen Lakhiani, started this eight-figure company from scratch. This company focuses on self-improvement courses that help people empower themselves and live extraordinary lives. He teaches people how to unleash their potential not so they can find themselves but so they can create themselves. He’s formulated courses that range from happiness and energy management to wealth and meditation. The Mindvalley Academy has a multitude of courses that inspire individuals to live their best lives.
This Hollywood actress has taken a different approach to an extremely sensitive and serious topic. The topic of rape within the American culture has become an atrocious and unthinkable act society has chosen to either overlook or completely ignore. Schumer has found a way to use humor to bring attention to not only the topic of rape but the culture that it is cultivated in our society.
This beautiful and prominent individual is so inspirational she’s known by one name, Oprah. Her life has taken many paths from the time she was a young girl until becoming the media mogul she is today. Born to a single mother in rural Mississippi and raped at the age of 9, she has overcome obstacles that would appear to be insurmountable to others. After becoming pregnant and losing her son in infancy, her life took several different paths that led her to become the queen of media. There’s not enough time in the day to discuss all of her successes and contributions to society. She’s simply known as Oprah.
His ability to master the human spirit makes Tony Robbins one of the most profound inspirational leaders of our time. He uses brilliant processes and techniques to inspire people and save them from despair and hopelessness situations. Aside from the fact that he owns an island in Fiji and runs 12 companies, Tony is an inspirational author, speaker and profound influencer who’s helped millions of people in his 30-year career.
The author of the famous book and movie collection, Harry Potter, lived in poverty and was rejected by 12 publishers. Despite life’s disappointments, Rowlings became the first author to become a billionaire.
It is mind-boggling to see how individuals, who are simply living their everyday lives, can inspire and motivate us to do the same.Through simple acts of kindness or profound acts of bravery, people have the ability to influence and inspire us to live our best lives.