Inspiring stories of personal transformation


  Inspiring stories of personal transformation

We all know that change is constant and these stories are proof. From the comically absurd to the heartbreakingly sad, these are some of the most inspiring personal transformations. With a little bravery from our readers, we can help each other be braver, bolder versions of ourselves. Let's get started!

A Personal Transformation: Sometimes We Have to Take A Leap Of Faith

My Godfather lost his arm in a hunting accident when he was 19 and my Mom took him in with her own two children as they were struggling financially. The man did not complain once even though he was sometimes mocked or treated poorly. My family and I moved to California when my Mom remarried many years later, and when my grandparents passed away, the money from their home was all that my Godfather had. There were also two other properties that he could not afford to upkeep so one day, after a simple conversation with him about it, I decided to do something about it. He sold the property before I even got the chance to help him with the paperwork and used the money from it to buy something that he could manage on his own and live comfortably in for the rest of his life. NEVER saw him regretting what he did one second for something as important as his independence.

A Personal Transformation: A Ranger Turned her Life Around

I was reading this article and it really inspired me. I started using drugs when I was 13, at first I m just smoking weed but then when I turned 16 is when my drug use really started. My drug use got worse and worse until I almost overdosed on Cocaine. My addiction got so bad that one day my best friend told me he didn't want to hang out anymore if i was going to keep using drugs and that he was going to go back home. That hit me hard because he had been my life line through all of the shit in my life for the past three years. I tried to stop using but I just couldn't, I tried to commit suicide in November of 2010 and after that my mom put me into a psychiatric hospital. I stayed there for 3 months and when I got out my drug use got worse again. My drug use got so bad that one day i overdosed on heroin and my girlfriend who was pregnant at the time called the ambulance. After that day i decided once and for all that this addiction needed to end because i didn't want to hurt anyone anymore. All of this pain, regret, sadness, happiness have made me the person that I am today. At the time i didn't realize it but I am very grateful for all of these experiences and would change nothing if I could go back in time.

A Personal Transformation: Moved from hate to forgiveness

I have a personal transformation that has changed the course of my life. When I was 18 years old, I was working as a security guard at a private school. The school sponsored an overseas trip to help build homes in Haiti. It was the last day of school and we were able to invite someone from our family or a friend(s) along with us on the trip (this trip WAS NOT paid for by our work). I was working security that day and there was a short line of students waiting to pick up their parents from the airport. After about 45 minutes, 2 of my coworkers called me over to let me know that the parents were in the office waiting for everyone to finish up with customs. I went back over to get my coworkers and told them "Oh, well they are still in the office. They could use some help getting through customs." At this time one of the students from our class came up behind me and pushed me out of the way before walking out. I tried to tell him to stop but he wouldn't listen. Then, one of my coworkers approached me with a red face and a look of surprise on his face. He said "I just want you to know that that student from your class just pushed me out of the way so he could get through customs first." At this time I was in shock, I could not believe what I was hearing. I didn't know what to say or do and I didn't think it was right for me to reprimand him because 1) We were all there on a business trip and 2) It wasn't with an expectation of violence on his part... so... I didn't know what to say. I told my coworkers that I would go talk to him because that was the right thing to do. When I got up there he was just standing there looking very upset. I told him what my coworker had said and he said "That's not true." With that, I knew he was lying and as a security guard, it had been my job to maintain order in the school so if he wanted to get mad at someone, I would have taken care of it for him had he done something wrong regardless of his age. I asked him why he lied about it and he walked away from me and went into the school office. I could not believe that I was actually witnessing this as it was happening. I felt that he needed to be reprimanded because his actions made me look bad in front of my coworkers. I went into the office and asked him why he had walked away from me and he said "I don't have to talk to you." I told him that he did because what he had done was very disrespectful and that it bothered me a lot. He responded with "No, you are not my dad". After saying that, there were about 8 people in the office who were looking at me like I was going to beat him up or something. The feelings of anger were starting to build up inside of me but they weren't towards him... They were towards myself because I knew that if he was my son, I would just have told him to follow the rules and respect the employee. As a security guard, it is my job to deal with any situation that may arise. Had there been other employees with us, we would have defused the situation. He walked out of the door and said "You can mess with me all you want but you can't mess with my mom". At this time, several people from our office had heard what he said and thought it was funny or something so they started laughing. We all knew that he had no right to say that but we didn't know how to handle it in a mature manner as adults.


So, the next time you see a problem or an issue that exists in your environment or even your own life, stop and think about how you are going to fix it. Be sure that if you end up fixing it by taking a hostile or aggressive approach, that no one gets hurt during the process. Stay away from things of this nature because they can be very damaging and will always leave scars in your heart and mind.

I hope my story has given you some inspiration to start thinking about changing your life for the better! Make sure to check out all of my personal transformation stories! Subscribe now to receive updates on new stories each week.

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