The creators of the authority sites like Mybeautyempowersme.com, along with psychologytoday.com feel motivation is the most important psychological process. And they are right. Motivation is the key to achieving any dream. For the following five women motivation helped them to achieve their ultimate desires. Today these women use their experiences to motivate others.
Lee Woodruff, is a wife, a mother of four, and a freelance writer and businesswoman. It seemed like Mrs. Woodruff had it all, until her life was turned upside down when her husband is severely wounded in a roadside bomb attack in Iraq while anchoring a broadcast. After her husband recovered successfully, she wrote a compelling account of their amazing journey in the New York Times bestseller In an Instant: A Family’s Journey of Love and Healing. It was from this personal experience Lee knew she needed to help others. Lee and her husband founded the Bob Woodruff Family Fund for Traumatic Brain Injury. A evidence that with strength and grace during life's challenges anyone can prevail, Lee Woodruff is a popular inspirational and motivational speaker who conveys a message of love, and healing to all those who listen.
Considered to be one of Oprah Winfrey's "all-time favorite guest" Tererai Trent is the founder of Tinogona which builds and repairs schools in rural Zimbabwe. Tererai has been a senior consultant for almost 20 years in professional program and policy evaluation, and has been employed on five continents for major global humanitarian organizations. Trent shares her life experiences with audiences around the world. She recounts the hardships of juggling three jobs while raising five children and attending classes to earn her bachelor's, master's, and doctorate. Her motivational talks include topics such as education, gender challenges, raising children, poverty, aid in developing countries, and the four Ps of women in leadership. Her humble nature leave audiences with a long and lasting impression and inspired to achieve their goals.
Known for her Emmy Award-winning role on the ABC hit comedy Ugly Betty, America Ferrera a loyal humanitarian dedicated a majority of her time and energy to causes that she holds dear, particularly children and their education. America is a true believer that one person can make a difference but only if they try. America, is a known ambassador for Save the Children, and helped raise more than $44,000 to build a new elementary school in Mali. Whether America is busy advocating for women and children across the globe and generating attention to her causes America's presentations and promises to inspire and warm the hearts of her audience.
Christine Ha was the first ever blind contestant and winner of MasterChef. Defeating over 30,000 home cooks across America, Christine was able to obtain the coveted MasterChef championship, a $250,000 cash prize, and a cookbook deal. Since winning the competition, she travels around the world delivering inspirational keynote addresses to other struggling individuals. She is currently working on her memoirs.
In March of 1977, Robyn Davidson set out with four camels and a dog from Glen Helen, Australia, on a quest to cross more than 27,000 kilometers of the Australian desert. Her goal was to reach the Indian Ocean. For almost a year, Robyn tolerated the most unwelcoming, and isolated regions; battled rising temperatures, charging bull camels, sour food, and thirst. She also experienced navigation errors, and injured camels. Ultimately, Robyn reached the Indian Ocean and recounted her journey in the internationally best-selling memoir Tracks. From her journey, she became an environmentalist and an advocate for social justice and indigenous politics. Robyn Davidson has been blessed with a powerful voice who will inspire sets out to inspire others with her tales and wisdom.
Motivation is the tool that keeps people focused and be able to maintain their dreams. It energizes us, controls our thoughts and pushes us through the bad. And for these five women it was motivation that helped them through all the rough times. Now they are able to share their experiences with the world, hoping one day their stories inspire some young girl to follow in their footsteps.