Motivational Stories

If you are feeling less than inspired, motivational stories will help restore your positive outlook and get your attitude back on track.
Siphiwe Baleka
Exercise

This Truck Driver Got Fit and Then Got Busy Helping Other Truckers

When he saw his fitness rapidly fading, this former Ivy League athlete resolved to do something about it.

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Bible verses to inspire exercise
Exercise

How the Bible Can Inspire You to Exercise

These six verses can get you walking, running, jumping and praising God!

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Stephanie Thompson at the gym
Motivational Stories

Seeing Herself Through God's Eyes

Her alcoholic father had burdened her with a negative body image. She finally got fit when she let go of the past.

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Jen Hatmaker
Motivational Stories

Jen Hatmaker: My Faith Empowers Me

The acclaimed—and outspoken—author, blogger and television personality shares how faith helped her forge her own path.

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Country music legend Eddy Arnold
Motivational Stories

Guideposts Classics: Eddy Arnold on the Value of Aiming High

In this story from September 1972, the country music legend shares a lesson from his father about recognizing the good in peopleand in himself.

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Guideposts editors and contest winners at the 2018 Writers Workshop
Tell Us Your Story

Guideposts' Writers Workshop Contest: Is This Your Year?

Enter the Guideposts Writers Workshop Contest and your dream could come true

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Journalist and author Joan Lunden
Living Longer, Living Better

Joan Lunden's Happiness Plan

The journalist and author shares six ways to stay positive, motivated and active later in life.

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Ruby Bridges Hall in front of WIlliam Frantz Public School
Stories of Hope

In 1960 Little Ruby Bridges Bravely Entered an All-White School

20 years ago this month she told Guideposts the story of how faith, family—and one amazing teacher—helped her overcome her fear.

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Paul Blom attends the University of Cincinnati's commencement ceremony
Motivational Stories

94-Year-Old WWII Veteran Finally Gets His College Degree

Paul Blom returned to school 73 years after he first enrolled.

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How to have a positive week
Life Advice

How to Set a Positive Weekly Schedule

Launch the new year by setting up a weekday routine that will keep you feeling optimistic and upbeat.

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