Short Inspirational stories are powerful reads;
The great thing about them is that they’re so easy to digest, and there’s always a moral at the end of the story.
Whether they’re true stories or not is another thing, as many of them are legends supposedly hundreds of years old.
However, the stories that I’m talking about are so powerful and inspirational that many of them really do get you thinking and even leave you speechless at times.
The 10 Best Inspirational Short Stories
I’ve been reading plenty of these short stories in the past couple of weeks and found the lessons behind them truly wonderful. So I’ve decided to write out this article highlighting the 10 most inspirational short stories I’ve heard.
Next to the subheadings, in brackets, I’ve put what the story’s lesson is all about, with a short description of the moral of the story at the end of each section.
10. The Elephant Rope (Belief)
A gentleman was walking through an elephant camp, and he spotted that the elephants weren’t being kept in cages or held by the use of chains. All that was holding them back from escaping the camp, was a small piece of rope tied to one of their legs.
As the man gazed upon the elephants, he was completely confused as to why the elephants didn’t just use their strength to break the rope and escape the camp. They could easily have done so, but instead, they didn’t try to at all.
Curious and wanting to know the answer, he asked a trainer nearby why the elephants were just standing there and never tried to escape.
The trainer replied;
“when they are very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it’s enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free.”
The only reason that the elephants weren’t breaking free and escaping from the camp was that over time they adopted the belief that it just wasn’t possible.
Moral of the story: No matter how much the world tries to hold you back, always continue with the belief that what you want to achieve is possible. Believing you can become successful is the most important step in actually achieving it.
9. Thinking Out of the Box (Creative Thinking)
In a small Italian town, hundreds of years ago, a small business owner owed a large sum of money to a loan-shark. The loan-shark was a very old, unattractive looking guy that just so happened to fancy the business owner’s daughter.
He decided to offer the businessman a deal that would completely wipe out the debt he owed him. However, the catch was that we would only wipe out the debt if he could marry the businessman’s daughter. Needless to say, this proposal was met with a look of disgust.
The loan-shark said that he would place two pebbles into a bag, one white and one black.
The daughter would then have to reach into the bag and pick out a pebble. If it was black, the debt would be wiped, but the loan-shark would then marry her. If it was white, the debt would also be wiped, but the daughter wouldn’t have to marry the loan-shark.
Standing on a pebble-strewn path in the businessman’s garden, the loan-shark bent over and picked up two pebbles. Whilst he was picking them up, the daughter noticed that he’d picked up two black pebbles and placed them both into the bag.
He then asked the daughter to reach into the bag and pick one.
The daughter naturally had three choices as to what she could have done:
- Refuse to pick a pebble from the bag.
- Take both pebbles out of the bag and expose the loan-shark for cheating.
- Pick a pebble from the bag fully well knowing it was black and sacrifice herself for her father’s freedom.
She drew out a pebble from the bag, and before looking at it ‘accidentally’ dropped it into the midst of the other pebbles. She said to the loan-shark;
“Oh, how clumsy of me. Never mind, if you look into the bag for the one that is left, you will be able to tell which pebble I picked.”
The pebble left in the bag is obviously black, and seeing as the loan-shark didn’t want to be exposed, he had to play along as if the pebble the daughter dropped was white, and clear her father’s debt.
Moral of the story: It’s always possible to overcome a tough situation throughout of the box thinking, and not give in to the only options you think you have to pick from.
8. The Group of Frogs (Encouragement)
As a group of frogs was traveling through the woods, two of them fell into a deep pit. When the other frogs crowded around the pit and saw how deep it was, they told the two frogs that there was no hope left for them.
However, the two frogs decided to ignore what the others were saying and they proceeded to try and jump out of the pit. Despite their efforts, the group of frogs at the top of the pit were still saying that they should just give up. That they would never make it out.
Eventually, one of the frogs took heed to what the others were saying and he gave up, falling down to his death. The other frog continued to jump as hard as he could. Again, the crowd of frogs yelled at him to stop the pain and just die.
He jumped even harder and finally made it out. When he got out, the other frogs said, “Did you not hear us?”
The frog explained to them that he was deaf. He thought they were encouraging him the entire time.
Moral of the story: People’s words can have a big effect on other’s lives. Think about what you say before it comes out of your mouth. It might just be the difference between life and death.
7. A Pound of Butter (Honesty)
There was a farmer who sold a pound of butter to a baker. One day the baker decided to weigh the butter to see if he was getting the right amount, which he wasn’t. Angry about this, he took the farmer to court.
The judge asked the farmer if he was using any measure to weight the butter. The farmer replied, “Honor, I am primitive. I don’t have a proper measure, but I do have a scale.”
The judge asked, “Then how do you weigh the butter?”
The farmer replied;
“Your Honor, long before the baker started buying butter from me, I have been buying a pound loaf of bread from him. Every day when the baker brings the bread, I put it on the scale and give him the same weight in butter. If anyone is to be blamed, it is the baker.”
Moral of the story: In life, you get what you give. Don’t try and cheat others.
6. The Obstacle In Our Path (Opportunity)
In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a roadway. He then hid himself and watched to see if anyone would move the boulder out of the way. Some of the king’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it.
Many people loudly blamed the King for not keeping the roads clear, but none of them did anything about getting the stone out of the way.
A peasant then came along carrying a load of vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to push the stone out of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded.
After the peasant went back to pick up his vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the King explaining that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway.
Moral of the story: Every obstacle we come across in life gives us an opportunity to improve our circumstances, and whilst the lazy complain, the others are creating opportunities through their kind hearts, generosity, and willingness to get things done.
5. The Butterfly (Struggles)
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.
4. Control Your Temper (Anger)
There once was a little boy who had a very bad 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.
3. The Blind Girl (Change)
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 does our mind. 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.
This is one of the inspirational short stories that left me speechless.
2. Puppies for Sale (Understanding)
A shop owner placed a sign above his door that said: “Puppies For Sale.”
Signs like this always have a way of attracting young children, and to no surprise, a boy saw the sign and approached the owner; “How much are you going to sell the puppies for?” he asked.
The store owner replied, “Anywhere from $30 to $50.”
The little boy pulled out some change from his pocket. “I have $2.37,” he said. “Can I please look at them?”
The shop owner smiled and whistled. Out of the kennel came Lady, who ran down the aisle of his shop followed by five teeny, tiny balls of fur.
One puppy was lagging considerably behind. Immediately the little boy singled out the lagging, limping puppy and said, “What’s wrong with that little dog?”
The shop owner explained that the veterinarian had examined the little puppy and had discovered it didn’t have a hip socket. It would always limp. It would always be lame.
The little boy became excited. “That is the puppy that I want to buy.”
The shop owner said, “No, you don’t want to buy that little dog. If you really want him, I’ll just give him to you.”
The little boy got quite upset. He looked straight into the store owner’s eyes, pointing his finger, and said;
“I don’t want you to give him to me. That little dog is worth every bit as much as all the other dogs and I’ll pay full price. In fact, I’ll give you $2.37 now, and 50 cents a month until I have him paid for.”
The shop owner countered, “You really don’t want to buy this little dog. He is never going to be able to run and jump and play with you like the other puppies.”
To his surprise, the little boy reached down and rolled up his pant leg to reveal a badly twisted, crippled left leg supported by a big metal brace. He looked up at the shop owner and softly replied, “Well, I don’t run so well myself, and the little puppy will need someone who understands!”
1. Box Full of Kisses (Love)
Some time ago, a man punished his 3-year-old daughter for wasting a roll of gold wrapping paper. Money was tight and he became infuriated when the child tried to decorate a box to put under the Christmas tree.
Nevertheless, the little girl brought the gift to her father the next morning and said, “This is for you, Daddy.”
The man became embarrassed by his overreaction earlier, but his rage continue when he saw that the box was empty. He yelled at her; “Don’t you know, when you give someone a present, there is supposed to be something inside?”
The little girl looked up at him with tears in her eyes and cried;
“Oh, Daddy, it’s not empty at all. I blew kisses into the box. They’re all for you, Daddy.”
The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little girl, and he begged for her forgiveness.
Only a short time later, an accident took the life of the child.
Her father kept the gold box by his bed for many years and, whenever he was discouraged, he would take out an imaginary kiss and remember the love of the child who had put it there.
Moral of the story: Love is the most precious gift in the world.
Summary of the 10 Best Inspirational Stories
- Box Full of Kisses (Love)
- Puppies for Sale (Understanding)
- The Blind Girl (Change)
- Control Your Temper (Anger)
- The Butterfly (Struggles)
- The Obstacle in Our Path (Opportunity)
- A Pound of Butter (Honesty)
- The Group of Frogs (Encouragement)
- Thinking Out of the Box (Creative Thinking)
- The Elephant Rope (Belief)
Thanks for reading these inspirational short stories. Some of them left me speechless for a minute or two, and it really does make us think.
If you know of any other inspirational short stories that you think should be featured on the list, then let me know in the comments below or drop me an email and I’ll feature them in part two later on in the year.
Which are your favorite inspirational short stories? Leave a comment below.
Lunchtime Life Hacks: How to Improve Your Life In 1 Hour
For most of us, the non-eating portion of our lunch hour typically consists of browsing through forums and news sites, making small talk with colleagues or staring at our phone.
In truth, all that time squandered adds up. What could you do to improve your life and emotional well-being if you devoted just one hour a day to it?
How to Improve Your Life In 1 Hour
Here are just a few of the most brilliant ways you can improve your life in one hour, and take advantage of the lunchtime break.
From Paul McCartney to Oprah Winfrey, some of the most successful names in the showbiz industry swear by meditation for its stress-reducing and levelling effect. Best of all, it can take very little time to do.
Here’s how you can fit it into your workday:
If you’re lucky enough to have your own office, close the door or find a quiet place such as the park or an unused rec room. From a seated position – ideally, on the floor with your legs crossed – rest your arms on your knees and keep a straight back.
Close your eyes and begin to focus on your breathing by taking a big breath in through your nose, slowly pulling the air upwards from the abdomen for as long as you can.
Then, release the breath through your mouth in a slow, controlled way, until you have completely emptied the air out of your lungs. Repeat for 5-10 minutes. The goal of this focus on the breath is to distract your mind from stressful thoughts and worries bouncing around in your head- by the time you finish the exercise, you should feel able to think more clearly.
2. Ignore Your Social Media Feeds
In defence of squandered hours, Oscar Wilde once said:
“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”
While you might normally use your lunch hour to glance through news stories, Instagram, Facebook feeds and group chats, consider putting a lunchtime ban on mindless scrolling.
Instead of glazing over at your phone screen every day, mix things up by finding a way to engage with the environment around you: consider starting a conversation with someone new, draw something or start reading a new book.
You’ll be much more aware of what happened in your lunch hour rather than merely letting the time slip past uneventfully.
3. Start A Project or Blog
If you’re feeling somewhat proactive, consider starting a blog project.
Blogging is a relatively low-maintenance pastime which as well as giving you a place to open up, can increase confidence and help you achieve goals- particularly if you are blogging about a personal journey such as parenthood, weight loss or body-building.
Treat yourself to a personalized domain name; there are plenty to choose from, they’re cheap to run, and give your blog more integrity and a sense of ownership. Once you’ve started, enjoy exchanging ideas and inspiration with a like-minded online community that will spur you on in pursuit of your goals.
4. Reach Out to Someone
We always assume we’ll have tomorrow to do what we could have done today, and making the time to catch up with someone or reply to an email is usually one of these tasks.
If you have just one hour, phoning a family member, messaging an old friend – or even making peace with an ex – can do wonders for your mental well-being.
A familiar voice will push those work-related anxieties to the back of your mind by reminding you about what really matters in life, so pick up the phone and prepare to feel a weight lifted off.
5. Take A Bite Out of a Big Task
The question is, “How do you eat an elephant in one go?”
You don’t. The answer of course, is to approach the task in stages.
Begin something you’ve been putting off with the expectation that you are not going to finish it. This mindset immediately takes the pressure off and allows you to think pragmatically about what your first moves will be.
Chances are, if you dedicate yourself to a project or task for just one hour, you will get in to it enough to keep going once things get underway and achieve a lot more than you thought you would. Wouldn’t that be a satisfying achievement for one little lunch hour?
6. Make A Worthwhile Purchase
Aside from ordering a lumbar support cushion from Amazon, booking a mini break or a holiday could be the smartest purchase you ever made. Travel is good for the soul, so instead of just thinking about it, actually commit yourself to that trip of a lifetime.
Whether travelling alone or with a friend/partner – the more spur of the moment, the better!
Browsing through a website such as holidaypirates.com can be a solid starting point – they independently source and report on budget breaks for people who have no specific agenda on when or where they want to go- a good place for inspiration if you’re not sure where to start.
7. Revamp your Résumé
Even if you’re not job hunting, taking an hour to update your CV and Linked In accounts is a smart move throughout your professional career to ensure you’re not a position of playing catch up later on.
Updating your résumé forces you to take stock of your core skills and abilities, which can bolster confidence and highlight the areas where you may need to expand your know-how or undertake additional training in order to be proficient in the necessary skills which will land you that dream job.
Review your To-Do
Lists are a great way to help you focus on the things needing urgently addresses in your life, but to avoid getting overwhelmed by a list of To-Dos and ‘should have done’s’, by taking stock of your week past and using this a the basis for reasonable objectives for the week ahead.
Secure the likelihood of achieving these targets by syncing your To-Do goals with your phone and computer calendars, or invest in a task management app to really harness your inner planning powerhouse.
Top 45 Self-Improvement Blogs For Men 2018
Wealthy Gorilla’s top blogs are back for 2018!
This year, we have our new entry to our collections of top blogs to follow, and that’s the best self-improvement blogs for men.
This isn’t something we’ve covered in previous years; however for the 55% of our audience who are male, we thought that showcasing a list of the top self-improvement blogs specifically designed for men, would be a great idea.
We’ve scoured the web, and tracked down what we believe to be the 45 best self-improvement blogs for men to be reading. These blogs are perfect for guys looking improve their lives in every area, including productivity, mindset, success, dating, sex, style, you name it.
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Top 45 Self-Improvement Blogs For Men
Without further ado, is the complete list of the best self-improvement blogs for men. These haven’t been ranked in any particular order, so don’t forget the blogs towards the bottom of the list.
They’re all filled with useful information and advice!
Founded by Tom Matlack – The Good Men Project is one of the leading self-improvement blogs specifically for men. There’s so much wonderful info for men to improve their lives, you have to see it for yourself.
Founded by Sean Russell – MenProvement has an awesome collection of articles to help any man become the best version of themselves. Their podcast and academy are also rapidly evolving. The site now receives over a million views per month.
Founded by Unknown – Daily Manliness has some solid content on all kinds of areas that would interest guys: Dating, technology, lifestyle, sports etc. They also feature some unusual, yet bad-ass quote collection you definitely need to check out.
Do you know the founder of Daily Manliness? Get in contact with us so we can add them to the article.
Founded by Unknown – Mode is a platform curates stories/articles from around the web. It’s not just a platform for men, but they have an awesome category that helps guys to improve their life.
Do you know the founder of Mode? Get in contact with us so we can add them to the article.
5. Return of Kings
Founded by Daryush Valizadeh – Return of Kings is another awesome self-improvement blog for men, and it offers great tips and stories on masculinity and male culture. Definitely a great blog for any man to follow.
6. Order of Man
Founded by Ryan Michler – I follow Ryan on Facebook, and love some of the stuff he’s featuring on Order of Man. Check out their latest articles on self-improvement, and don’t forget to listen to the podcast!
7. How to Beast
Founded by David De Las Morenas – How to Beast targets the fitness aspect of self-improvement for men. His blog has two main areas of specialty. How to get jacked, and how to get confident.
Founded by Charlie Houpert – Charisma on Command is designed to help guys achieve more confidence and charisma in their lives, therefore improving their overall happiness and success. Charlie coaches people on doing just that, and currently lives in Las Vegas.
Founded by Sonny Arvado – Strength by Sonny is another self-improvement blog that doesn’t specifically target just men. There is some great content for people of any gender. The general advice is geared towards improving your mindset and your social skills, bodybuilding advice, business advice and dating advice.
Founded by Keith Lai – FitMole contains some awesome fitness advice to help men transform their bodies and get in shape. There’s also some other ‘cool shit’ thrown in here and there.
11. Art of Manliness
Founded by Brett McKay – I love the retro theme of Art of Manliness. It really gives the blog that masculinity, and you can pretty much learn awesome new info in all areas to help you become a true man.
Founded by Unknown – Alpha Male Lifestyle contains some great guides on becoming more attractive to women, and mastering your dating and sex life. They also have some great tips on style, grooming, and other lifestyle topics.
Founded by Unknown – Attract Get Women is an awesome resource for advice on sex, dating and becoming more attractive. This is definitely another of the top self-improvement blogs for men.
Do you know the founder? Contact us so we can add their name to the list.
Founded by Nick Coughlin – Compassionate Man is an online magazine that features everything guys love. Not just advice on self-improvement, but also on hobbies, sports and such.
Founded by Jason Batansky – Aspiring Gentleman is geared towards entertainment, travel, style and tech. The ultimate hub for any enthusiastic man.
Founded by Andrian Red – The Quintessential man has some awesome self-improvement, and social life advice for men. Go over to their site and download their list of the 30 most influential books for men.
17. The Modest Man
Founded by Brock McGoff – If you’re looking for advice on style and fashion, head on over to The Modest Man to see what they have for you. Style still classes as self-improvement, and this deserves to be a top self-improvement blog for men.
18. Illimitable Men
Founded by Unknown – The illimitable man says: “this blog allows me to help wayward souls and direct them toward the path to greatness. If I can share what I’ve learned in my life’s journey to assist some of my fellow-men, why not?”
19. Man Thesis
Founded by Unknown – Man Thesis provides some very interesting points on being able to seduce and attract beautiful women. You can check out their eBook for more seduction secrets.
Do you know the founder of this blog? Let us know!
20. Effortless Gent
Founded by Barron Cuadro – Effortless Gent is another of the top self-improvement blogs for men, that specifically focuses on improving your look and personal style. Definitely another one to follow for style advice.
Founded by Christopher Deoudes – What was most interesting about Good Looking Loser, was Chris’ story. Whether he knows that or not is another thing, but it’s worth a read.
22. The Minimalists
Founded by Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus – The minimalists focuses on exactly what you’d think. Learning how live life more simply.
23. Bulletproof Exec
Founded by Dave Asprey – You may have heard of Bulletproof coffee. Well they also have an excellent self-improvement blog for both men and women. Definitely check out the blog, and the coffee if you haven’t done so already.
Founded by Bernard Miller – GQ is the long-time, world-famous website targeted towards men. Every sbject men would love to hear about, it’s in there. I’m sure your familiar with the magazine, and may even read it regularly.
25. Day Game
Founded by Yad Bar – Day Game teaches averages guys to be able to talk to and seduce beautiful girls. Yad backs up his statements, and the homepage even includes a few awesome video clips.
Founded by Kyle Boureston – Mantelligence is another blog 100% specifically for men, that also features a women’s perspective, to strengthen the overall advice given. They also offer regular giveaways, which is always a good thing to get in on.
27. Man of Many
Founded by Frank Arthur & Scott Purcell – Man of Many is a men’s lifestyle and fashion blog, with a bunch of other cool stuff thrown in there. Some great reads for any man.
28. Ape to Gentleman
Founded by Unknown – Ape to Gentleman is an excellent grooming and fashion blog for men. There’s a lot of different product reviews featured on the blog, usually in the grooming section such as colognes, and sometimes within entertainment such as headphones.
29. Man Packs
Founded by Ken Johnson & Andrew Draper – Man Packs puts together different selections of grooming products for men, into various packages. Give them as gifts, buy them for yourself, Man Packs knows what’s best.
30. Nick Notas
Founded by Nick Notas – Nick is a dating coach, and offers great services to help men become a lot more confident with women and themselves in general. His blog has some great advice you should checkout.
31. David Wygant
Founded by David Wygant – David offers great dating advice, not just for men, but also for women. He’s been seen on MTV, Millionaire Matchmaker, Huffington Post, Fox and more! Check out his blog for more info.
Founded by Sam Thomas Davies – Sam scouts the leading edge of the human sciences for what’s new, surprising, and important in life and business. Then he reveals what distinguishes experts from amateurs so you too can achieve greatness.
33. Tripp Advice
Founded by Tripp Kramer – Tripp’s latest article is about picking up Asian women when you don’t speak the same language. Having just spent 7 months in Asia, naturally I loved the article! Check out his blog for more awesome stuff like this.
Founded by Christian McQueen – The opening line on Christian’s blog: “A man’s guide to a better life.” You can’t help but follow a blog when that’s the number one aim. Christian also offers coaching for men looking to improve their lives.
35. MSI College
Founded by Unknown – I love MSI College. There’s so much great content, self improvement, success, and being great with women. Head on over to learn more. They’ve got a little something for everyone.
36. Love Life Solved
Founded by Julian Reisinger – What’s great about Love Life Solved is that the content also comes from a women’s perspective, as Julian’s partner Kristina also runs the blog with him.
37. Men’s Health
Founded by Mark Bricklin – We’re all familiar with Men’s Health. It’s one of the most popular Men’s magazines, and helps men improve their health and their bodies.
38. Doctor Nerd Love
Founded by Harris O’Malley – Dr. NerdLove dispenses love, sex and life advice for geeks, otaku, dweebs, poozers, nerds and the occasional neo-maxie-zoom-dweebie. Making geeks sexier since 2011.
39. Paul McGregor
Founded by Paul McGregor – His blog is geared towards helping men become the best version of themselves. There’s some top notch advice to help you excel in your career, improve your mindset, and improve yourself in general.
Founded by Antonio Centeno – Real Men Real Style has some incredible content on becoming more stylish. There’s articles, resources, download, courses. Everything you need to become a stylish man.
41. Urban Beardsman
Founded by Eric Bandholz – Urban Beardsman is a style blog for men. If you currently have a beard or are looking to grow one, you might want to check out this site for some tips and help on the subject.
Founded by Jesse Charger – Seduction Science is a pickup blog, with awesome advice being able to seduce beautiful women, and become better at sex and dating in general.
43. Anabolic Men
Founded by Ali Kuoppala & Christopher Walker – Anabolic men is such a cool resource for men who are looking to improve their fitness and boost testosterone levels. If this sounds like something you’re interested in, get involved.
Founded by Lee Myer – Peak Testosterone is a blog that targets men’s health, and covers a range of articles within the health niche, particularly on testosterone. For any guy looking to learn more about testosterone, this is another great self-improvement blog to check out.
45. Masculine Intent
Founded by Chris Bale – Masculine intent is last but not least on this list of top blogs for men. I’ve been following Chris on Facebook for a while now, and I love the transparent way in which he gives advice.
That concludes this incredible collection of the top self-improvement blogs for men. If you’re a guy who’s looking to improve his life in any of the following areas, then you need to definitely check these blogs out.
Thanks for checking out the list guys, and if your blog has been featured, don’t forget to share the achievement with your followers on social media.
Do you have a favorite men’s self-improvement blog? Leave a comment below.
30 Positive Thinking Quotes to Overcome Negativity
Today, in the world that we live in, there are a lot more people thinking negatively than there are thinking positively.
It’s sad really, that so many people are depressed with their lives; most of them because they just can’t quite see how great their lives would actually be if they changed their attitude and the way they think.
I’ve compiled a list of 30 positive thinking quotes, which you should definitely read to destroy and overcome negativity within you. It amazing how much of an affect quotes can have on someone’s mindset.
30 Positive Thinking Quotes
It may only take 1 of these positive thinking quotes to completely change your attitude about things. Only 1. But I can’t tell you which one that may be.
Sometimes certain words speak to certain people. Enjoy:
1. “Hate. It has caused a lot of problems in this world but has not solved one yet.” – Maya Angelou
2. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison
3. “We are all here for some special reason. Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future.” – Robin Sharma
4. “I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.” – Muhammad Ali
5. “There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.” – W. Clement Stone
6. “The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do.” – Unknown
7. “Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows.” – Michael Landon
8. “With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.” – Dr. Wayne W Dyer
9. “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” – Abraham Lincoln
10th of 30 Positive Thinking Quotes
“Minds are like flowers, they only open when the time is right.” – Stephen Richards
11. “Each problem has hidden in it an opportunity so powerful that it literally dwarfs the problem. The greatest success stories were created by people who recognized a problem and turned it into an opportunity.” – Joseph Sugarman
12. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker
13. “The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.” – Oprah Winfrey
14. “Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.” – Mary Tyler Moore
15. “The next time you feel slightly uncomfortable with the pressure in your life, remember no pressure, no diamonds. Pressure is a part of success.” – Eric Thomas
16. “All things are difficult before they are easy.” – Thomas Fuller
17. “Being miserable is a habit; being happy is a habit, and the choice is yours.” – Tom Hopkins
18. “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” – Douglas Adams
19. “I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.” – Mark Twain
20. “Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.” – Groucho Marx
21st of 30 Positive Thinking Quotes
21. “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Viktor Frankl
22. “You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It wont happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.” – Joel Osteen
23. “If someone tells you, “You can’t” they really mean, “I can’t.” – Sean Stephenson
24. “If you want light to come into your life, you need to stand where it is shining.” – Guy Finley
25. “The past has no power over the present moment.” – Eckhart Tolle
26. “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” – Anais Nin
27. “The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.” – Robert H Schuller
28. “I am thankful for all those who said no to me. It’s because of them I’m doing it myself.” – Albert Einstein
29. “Always think extra hard before crossing over to a bad side, if you were weak enough to cross over, you may not be strong enough to cross back!” – Victoria Addino
30. “You will evolve past certain people. Let yourself.” – Mandy Hale
I hope you enjoyed these 30 positive thinking quotes. Please don’t forget to share them with your friends and family by dropping them an email or sharing on Facebook, Twitter etc. Especially if you think today is a day that they will need to see these.
Which were your favorite positive thinking quotes? Leave a comment below.
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