Who do you look up to?
Who inspires you to fight another day?
Who makes you believe that you WILL make it one day?
In life we have many role models, from our parents to the most popular celebrities. But it is highly likely that they have not faced the struggles we are facing now or might face in the coming future. Life can be hard and it can break even the best of us. But life is also a beautiful journey that makes you strong and shows you how truly amazing you are…when the right time comes.
The most inspiring people alive today have unique success stories to tell that can ignite a fire in us and give us the much-needed push we desperately need right now to move forward.
Why we need motivation
There are times we become depressed and lose self-confidence due to various reasons like a traumatic event or loss. This can lead to incessant negative thinking which prevents us from reaching our full potential and achieving our goals in life. We all want to succeed. But without the right motivation and mindset we will never be able to give our best to accomplish our dreams.
To fight the battle of life and win at it, we all need people who motivate us through their stories of struggles and success. People who have faced hardship and survived can help us realize if they can, then we can too. We can fight what we are going through and we can succeed.
So here are a few of the most inspiring people alive today and their inspiring true stories that have inspired me through their life experiences and I am sure they you will inspire you to overcome whatever you are facing in life right now.
#1 Dr. Eric Thomas
“When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.” – Eric Thomas
Eric Thomas, Ph.D. is a popular motivational speaker, successful author, entrepreneur and a minister. He runs his own consulting business and has provided his services for various professional sports organizations and Fortune 500 companies. But life has not always been so generous towards him. He has faced unbelievable challenges in life and overcame all odds to be successful in life.
A homeless teenager
Eric dropped out of high school after finding out he has never known his biological father. Not knowing his real father affected him so much that he made several irrational decisions as a teenager. He withdrew from his family and relatives and remained homeless for 2 years. During this period, Eric lived in abandoned buildings and ate out of trash cans.
A new hope
“You are the executive director and screenwriter of your life.” – Eric Thomas
He found hope through God and the Church. He was motivated by young speakers and soon started speaking in church on various topics. Realizing he has a unique gift of inspiring people, he decided to face his own problems instead of running away from them. Soon he started pursuing his General Educational Development (GED) and later attended Oakwood University and Michigan State University to earn a college degree. But it wasn’t going to be that easy for him to earn his degree. He struggled with his college education for years and finally earned a 4 year bachelor’s degree over a period of 12 years. Eric never gave up.
The Hip Hop Preacher
Today Eric Thomas a.k.a. ET, The Hip Hop Preacher, has become a world-wide phenomenon. He is one of the top motivational speakers in the world and a successful entrepreneur. His story and his words impact millions of people globally to face their own challenges and succeed. Eric’s story shows us that it is okay to feel lost and vulnerable as long as you don’t give up on yourself and work on your own development.
“Pain is temporary. It may last for a minute, or an hour or a day, or even a year. But eventually, it will subside. And something else takes its place. If I quit, however, it will last forever.” – Eric Thomas