Everyone needs a boost now and then–and there is nothing like a great story from the past or a clear picture of a preferred future to get you back on pace. When it comes to stories that bring real goosebumps, the ones that resonate most are the stories and history of real people. Here are a few great stories from yesterday and today plus a classic illustration to overcome the drag of discouragement and the tyranny of the urgent.
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Nick Vujicic: a man whose physical challenges have become a platform of perseverance.
Robert the Bruce: a complex man whose leadership was inspired by the clarity of William Wallace.
Truett Cathy: The Founder of Chick-fil-a reminds us what separates people from beasts…and rats.
Kurt Russell (in the role of U.S. hockey coach, Herb Brooks) gives a stirring speech before the gold-medal game of the 1980 Olympics.
Steven Covey: A classic illustration about mastering important things rather than being mastered by the urgent.