Developing Character Through Motivational Heroes
Motivational stories have the ability to raise our spirits, to encourage and motivate us, and to teach us valuable life lessons. They can be used as stepping stones toward living a better life.
The 60 stories in Developing Character Through Motivational Heroes are full of inspiration and motivation. Some of the heroes are well known, such as Abraham Lincoln, who overcame many setbacks on his way to becoming one of the most famous presidents in history, and Thomas Edison, who failed thousands of times before he found the light bulb that worked. Other stories are of less known heroes such as Theodore Geisel, who was turned down by publisher after publisher but used his setbacks to become the famous author of Dr. Seuss, or the man with the chicken recipe which was turned down by more than one thousand restaurants before Colonel Sanders struck it big with Kentucky Fried Chicken. All of the stories are of heroes who overcame adversity to achieve success. The stories demonstrate the qualities necessary to be successful in life: good character, integrity, a strong work ethic, dedication, and perseverance.
The short stories are designed to be read in a few minutes, and can be posted on bulletin boards or distributed for group discussions. The affirmations, questions, and quotes at the end of each story are designed to inspire thinking, encourage, challenge, and develop character.