True motivational changing life stories have the ability to lift us up, make us smile, encourage, motivate us and teach a valuable and important lesson that is related to our life. It has the ability to change our life and our mind. Here are some 10 true motivational stories.
1. True Value Of Life:-
A man went to the god and asked, “What’s the value of life?” God gave him one stone ad said, “Find out the value of this stone but don’t sell it.”
The man took the stone to an Orange Seller and asked him what its cost would be. The Orange Seller saw the shiny stone and said, “You can take 12 oranges and give me the stone.” The man apologized and said that “God has asked him not to sell it.”
He went ahead and found a vegetable seller. “What could be the value of this stone?” he asked the vegetable seller. The seller saw the shiny stone and said, “Take one sack of potatoes and give me the stone.” The man again apologized and said he can’t sell it.
Further ahead, he went into a jewellery shop and asked about the value of the stone. The jeweler saw the stone under a lens and said, “I’ll give you 50 Lakh for this stone.”
When the man shook his head the jeweler said, “Alright, take 2 Crore but give me the stone.” The man explained that he can’t sell the stone. Further ahead, the man saw a precious stone shop and asked the seller the value of this stone.
When the precious stone’s seller saw the big ruby, he lay down a red cloth and put the ruby on it. Then he walked in a circle around the ruby and bent down and touched his head in front of the ruby.
“From where did you bring this priceless ruby from?” he asked. “Even if I sell the whole world and my life, I won’t be able to purchase this priceless stone.
Stunned and confused, the man returned to God and told him what had happened. “Now tell me what is the value of life, God?” The answer you got from the orange seller, the vegetable seller, the Jeweler, and the Precious stone seller explain the value of our life.
You may be a precious stone even priceless but people may value you based on their level of information, their belief in you, their motive behind entertaining you, their ambition, and their risk-taking ability.
But don’t fear, you will surely find someone who will discern your true value. In the eye of God, you are very precious. Respect yourself. You are unique. No one can replace you.
2. SWAMI VIVEKANAND:-
Once upon a time, Swami Vivekananda was waiting for a boat to cross the river. Just then a sadhu comes there and asks him “Are you Swami Vivekananda.” Swamiji replied “Yes! I am Swami Vivekananda.” The monk asked Swamiji, “What are you doing here?” Swamiji said, “I have to cross the river; I am waiting for the boat here.”
The monk started laughing loudly and said “You are a very popular person. Everyone considers you a source of inspiration and you cannot cross a river. I’ll tell you how to cross the river.” The sadhu crossed the river on foot and again he crossed the river and came back to Swami Vivekananda.
The monk said, “Even after I have so much talent, people do not know me and you have no talent, yet people know you.” Swami Vivekananda asked the monk “How long did it take you to learn this Vidya.” The monk replied “Fifteen years.”
Then suddenly Swamiji’s boat came. He put the Sadhu in his boat and both of them crossed the river by boat. After crossing the river Swamiji took out the money from his pocket and gave it to the boatman. Then Swamiji said to the monk, “Whatever you could have done with some money.
You wasted 15 years of your life for that. And if these 15 years were spent for the betterment of society, then the whole world would know you today. Yours. Just like there are many people who waste their time on all these things. So, make good use of time in such a place where your hard work can be carried out wisely. Because in this world nothing is more important than time.
3. Bill Gates:-
Someone asked the richest man in the world, Bill Gates. “Is there anyone richer than you in the world?” Bill Gates replied, “Yes, there is a person who is richer than me.” He then narrated a story. “It was during the time when I wasn’t rich or famous.
I was at New York Airport when I saw a newspaper vendor. I wanted to buy one newspaper but found I don’t have enough change. So, I left the idea of buying and returning it to the vendor. I told him not to have the change.
The vendor said, “I am giving you this for free.” On his insistence, I took the newspaper. Coincidentally, after 2-3 months. I landed at the same airport and again I was short of change for a newspaper. The vendor offered me the newspaper again. I refused and said that I can’t take it because I don’t have a chance today too.
He said, “You can take it. I am sharing this for my profit, I won’t be at a loss.” I took the newspaper. After 19 years I became famous and known by people. Suddenly I remembered that vendor. I began searching for him and after 1 month of searching, I found him. I asked him, “Do you know me?” he said, “Yes, you are Bill Gates.”
I asked him again, “Do you remember once you gave me a newspaper for free?” The vendor said, “Yes, I remember. I gave you twice.” I said, “I want to repay the help you had offered me at that time. Whatever you want in your life, tell me I shall fulfill it.”
The vendor said, “Sir, don’t you think that by doing so you won’t be able to match my help?” I asked, “Why?” He said, “I had helped you when I was a poor newspaper vendor and you are trying to help me now. When you have become the richest man in the world. How can you help match mine?”
That day I realized that the newspaper vendor is richer than me because he didn’t wait to become rich to help someone.
People need to understand that the truly rich are those who possess a rich heart rather than lots of money. It’s very important to have a rich heart to help others.
This is the story of a man who can open any kind of lock in the world. Be it the lock of the safe, the prison, or the house, he used to open any kind of lock in a few seconds. Seeing his talent, one day an event was held. A challenge was set for him. That person will be locked inside a chamber and that chamber will be put in the swimming pool. Which will have a lock. He has to open it and come out. If he unlocks the lock, he will win this event, otherwise, he can accept his defeat by playing an emergency ring.
The person accepted the challenge because he was confident that he would complete the challenge. The person was put inside the chamber. The chamber door was closed and slowly lowered into the water. And then the game started. Everyone standing there is very excited that how he comes out of that chamber. The man took out a pin from his pocket and started opening the lock. As time passed, it was becoming difficult for that person to hold his breath.
People started thinking that this man opens the lock in a few seconds, then why is he taking so long to open the lock. Time passed; he began to suffocate inside that chamber. The man put all his mind still he was unable to open this lock. After all, it felt okay to give up on him. He rang the emergency bell. As soon as he rang the emergency bell, the chamber started coming up. He became very sad and in a fit of rage, he punched the chamber with his fist. Then suddenly the side door of the chamber opens. He gets shocked seeing this.
Then he realizes that the door of the chamber was not locked. The question did not come to his mind even once that the door of the chamber might not have been closed. When the problem is very easy and no matter how talented you are, your talent will never work in this situation. If you do not know the problem properly, till then you will not be able to find a solution to that problem. So, Overthinking is not the solution to all these problems. Sometimes doing nothing is the only solution.
Once upon a time, two friends lived in a town. They both one day on the beach went to collect the conch. So that by selling those conch shells, he could collect some money for himself. When they both were collecting the conch then one of them got a huge conch.
And seeing this, it came to the mind of another friend that he had got a big conch. Now he will earn more money than me. Then he thought that I would also find a bigger conch shell than this. So that I can also earn more money. So now he started looking for the big conch.
He searched a lot, and worked hard but still, he did not get the big conch shell. And looking for that big conch, he found as many small conch shells as possible. He would pick up those small conch shells and throw it away because he had that big conch in his mind. I want that big conch shell in any situation. So that I can earn a little more money.
From morning till evening while searching for the big conch, and from evening to night, so neither did he gets the big conch, rather he threw away even the small conch shells he had found. And that first friend he had one big conch and had some small conchs. So, it was night and both the friends started going home.
So, it was night and both the friends started going home. So, on the way home the first friend sold his conch shells. So, he had a big conch. He got $100 from him. And for the small conch shells he had, he got $ 300. So, the other friend was very sad to know that I should not have thrown those little conch shells. If I had not thrown them, I would have had more money than my friend.
His friend told him that I collected the small conch shells that you threw and because of them, I got 300 dollars. So, knowing this the other friend became even more sad.
My purpose for telling this story is very clear, we are in the midst of big things, many little things, or say this we are missing many small opportunities.
We ignore many small things in our day-to-day life but you should know this thing that these small things take a huge from later on. So focus on every small thing and don’t ignore them. You will come to know its worth by going ahead.
6. CONTROL YOUR TEMPER:-
There once was a little boy who had an awful temper. His father decided to hand him a bag of nails and said that every time the boy lost his temper, he had to hammer a nail into the fence.
On the first day, the boy hammered 37 nails into that fence.
The boy gradually began to control his temper over the next few weeks, and the number of nails he was hammering into the fence slowly decreased.
He discovered it was easier to control his temper than to hammer those nails into the fence.
Finally, the day came when the boy didn’t lose his temper at all. He told his father the news and the father suggested that the boy should now pull out a nail every day he kept his temper under control.
The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone. The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence.
“You have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one. You can put a knife in a man and draw it out. It won’t matter how many times you say I’m sorry, the wound is still there.”
Moral of the story:
“Control your anger, and don’t say things to people in the heat of the moment, that you may later regret. Some things in life, you are unable to take back.”
7. THE BLIND GIRL:-
There was a blind girl who hated herself purely for the fact she was blind. The only person she didn’t hate was her loving boyfriend, as he was always there for her. She said that if she could only see the world, she would marry him.
One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her – now she could see everything, including her boyfriend. Her boyfriend asked her, “now that you can see the world, will you marry me?”
The girl was shocked when she saw that her boyfriend was blind too, and refused to marry him. Her boyfriend walked away in tears, and later wrote a letter to her saying “Just take care of my eyes dear.”
Moral of the story:
When our circumstances change, so makes our minds. Some people may not be able to see the way things were before, and might not be able to appreciate them. There are many things to take away from this story, not just one.
Once upon a time a man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole.
Until it suddenly stopped making any progress and looked like it was stuck. So, the man decided to help the butterfly. He took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon.
The butterfly then emerged easily, although it had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings. The man didn’t think anything of it and sat there waiting for the wings to enlarge to support the butterfly.
But that didn’t happen. The butterfly spent the rest of its life unable to fly, crawling around with tiny wings and a swollen body.
Despite the kind heart of the man, he didn’t understand that the restricting cocoon and the struggle needed by the butterfly to get itself through the small opening; were God’s way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings. To prepare itself for flying once it was out of the cocoon.
Moral of the story:
Our struggles in life develop our strengths. Without struggles, we never grow and never get stronger, so it’s important for us to tackle challenges on our own, and not be relying on help from others.
9. Stephan Hawking:-
Stephan Hawking grew up in a family of well-educated people. Both of his parents had college degrees, so education was very important. But Stephan was never a brilliant student. He was not able to read properly until he was 8. Despite his average performance in school, there was something about him that teachers recognized. They knew there was a hidden genius deep inside. He was never very interested in school. He was more fascinated by what was happening outside and spent most of his time investing in new things. While in school Stephan was nicknamed “Einstein”. When Stephan was 17, He went to Oxford University to study physics and chemistry. And believe it or not while at university Stephan was incredibly Lazy and had barely worked for an hour a day. He found his first year very boring. I’m not proud of this. I’m just describing my attitude at the time, which I shared with a most fellow students.
Boredom and feeling nothing was worth making an effort for. After graduating from Oxford University. He went to Cambridge to further his studies in cosmology. But soon Stephan started having some strange physical symptoms. His speech started to be slurred, he was clumsy, and he would often trip and fall. At first, he wasn’t paying much attention but his condition was getting worse rapidly. In the meantime, he met his future wife Jane. but after making a series of tests. It was diagnosed that he was in the early stages of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. The part of his brain responsible for muscle control was shutting down. This disease gradually paralyzes people and over time they struggle to walk, talk, swallow and even breathe without help. Stephan had only two years left to live. When the doctors told him, that he didn’t have much time left at only 21. Something shifted inside of him faced with the possibility of dying, Stephan was motivated to make a difference and not be lazy and waste any more precious time.
So, he dedicated his entire life to his work. He became even more optimistic and married Jane. they soon had 3 children. when faced with the possibility of an early death it makes you realize that life is worth living and that there are lots of things you want to do. It is a waste of time to be angry about my disability. one has to get on with life and I haven’t done badly. People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining. He became one of the most recognizable, unique, and admired scientists of all time. His incredible work on black holes and the origin of the universe changed the way we think about science. His most famous book, “A brief history of time was sold more than 10 million copies.” Stephan Hawking is one of the most inspirational people in the world. He had an incredible determination and burning desire to live. He didn’t let his illness stand in his way. No matter how hard life was and no matter how impossible or unachievable something was. Giving up was never an option. Despite all odds, he proved his doctors wrong. Miraculously living more than 55 years after his diagnosis. He died at the age of 76. Stephan Hawking might have been disabled in body but not in his spirit. And he has the best advice for living a happy life. “NEVER GIVE UP WORK – Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. While there is life there is hope.”
10. Sophia Amoruso:-
Sophia Amoruso is an American businesswoman who was the former CEO of Nasty Gal and founder of GIRLBOSS. Growing up, she wasn’t a very happy kid. Doctors thought she had Tourette’s syndrome. Later, she was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and depression.
However, none of this hindered her will. She opened a lemonade stand at 9 years and read many books about start-ups as a teenager. In addition, she dropped out of college but held a full-time job. By the age of 22, she had worked 10 different jobs.
She opened an eBay shop to work in her spare time and shipped her products with the tips she earned in photography class. Over time, she developed an eye for product selection. She got two Chanel jackets at a yard sale for $8 and sold them on eBay for $3000.
Later on, she built her own site and sold her products from there. Her company was doing well, and she was on the Forbes 30 under 30 list. Of course, things couldn’t always be smooth, since she lacked the management skills to run the company, and things took a turn for the worse. The company entered bankruptcy proceedings; lawsuits followed. Hence, she resigned as the CEO but kept a senior executive post.
Despite all these downfalls, she didn’t let her situation dampen her spirits. She published her autobiography titled #GIRLBOSS. The book was on the New York Times bestseller list for 18 weeks straight!
Her story has many more twists and turns, but they all tell us the same thing. Never give up.
“Success can sometimes get to your head, and you may lose your way. It’s important to prioritize your goals and learn who you are. Building your own identity in a world where people love putting tags is difficult. When you know and understand your strengths and weaknesses, those tags will not affect you negatively. “