Top 10 Evergreen Motivational & Inspiring Short Stories

In your life you have to have some inspiration. If you are a student or working somewhere then you must have people who can motivate & inspire you.

I have written 10 such motivational stories of real people who can inspire you to do something in your life.

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10 Evergreen Motivational & Inspiring Short Stories

Even if you have read their stories, I highly recommend you to read these motivational stories once again & I am sure you will feel a new kind energy in you.

Here are they

1. Dhirubhai Ambani

My first inspiration is Dhirubhai Ambani. One of the famous and richest Indian businessmen who is an inspiration for everyone.

Dhirubhai was born in Gujarat on December 28, 1932. His father was a school teacher. He started his business career by selling snacks to pilgrims over the weekends.

After he completed his matriculation he moved to Aden, Yemen. He was just 16 and he worked as a gas station attendant and as a clerk in an oil company.

In 1958 he came back to India with Rs 50,000 and went on to start a textile trading company.

His two sons Mukesh and Anil helped him in building India’s largest private sector company called Reliance India Limited. At that time his core business was petrochemicals and later on diversified into telecommunications, energy, retail, textiles etc.

In 1992, reliance became first private company to raise money in the global markets. Reliance was included in the Forbes 500 list. Dhirubhai Ambani died in the year 2002 leaving his entire company on the shoulders of his two sons.

Today reliance worth more than $50 billion company combining wealth of two sons.

Dhiru Bhai is a true inspiration for all of us because he started from a very humble background.

2. Govind Jaiswal

My second motivational story is about a man who is not known to general public. No one knows about them because he is not a celebrity or a guy who is good looking.

His name is Govind Jaiswal. He ranked 48 among 474 successful candidates in the first attempt of civil service exam. His dream of becoming an IAS officer has come true.

Govind is just 24 years old, son of a rickshaw puller who hails from Varanasi. He lived in a poor locality with no basic facilities. He studied with cotton stuffed in his ears to lessen the noise printing machines and generators going inside his years.

His sick father has to sell small plot of land to give Govind Rs 40,000/- so that he could go to Delhi and study there in a better environment.

After hard work of years and years he finally succeeded and his dream of becoming an IAS officer came true. He gave this news to his father and three sisters, they burst into tears.

The happiness on their face cannot be expressed in words.

Govind Jaiswal son of a rickshaw puller became an IAS officer is an evergreen inspirational story. Students who are looking for Sarkari Naukri must inspire from this man.

3. Rajesh Saraiya

Rajesh Saraiya is first Dalit billionaire. He comes from an underprivileged background.

He was born in a middle class family in Dehradun. He completed his aeronautical engineering from a Russian university.

Now he lives in Ukraine and runs a multibillion dollar company called SteelMont Pvt Ltd.

Today the turnover of his company is around Rs 200 Crore. Although Rajesh Saraiya came from a middle class family but he is an inspiration for people coming from Dalit background.

He is the only Dalit with over $1 Billion dollar in his fortune. If he can make it then even you can make it too.

He said "People have to change from inside. They have to change their ideology, their mentality and look around the world for what is happening. There are so many opportunities,"

4. Kiran Bedi

The fourth inspirational story is about Kiran Bedi. She is now quite a celebrity and we all know about her.

Kiran Bedi was the first Indian woman to join the Indian Police Services. She was born on June 9, 1949 at Amritsar.

What we like about her that she put her best to serve the society.

She started her career in year 1970 as a lecturer in Khalsa College for Women in Amritsar. After working for two years she joined Indian Police Service (IPS) and she took many challenging tasks.

Once she dragged the car of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi due to traffic violation.

She also established two voluntary organizations to improve the condition of drug addicts and underprivileged children.

She was awarded with Serge Soitiroff Memorial award by United Nations.

Kiran Bedi is true inspiration for every man and woman in this country.

5. Satya Nadella

My fifth motivational story is about Satya Nadella. If you want to make it big then you must inspire from this man.

Satya is right now CEO of Microsoft. Satya Nadella was born in Hyderabad, India. His father was an IAS officer and he attended Hyderabad Public School.

Then he completed his BE in electronics and telecommunications from Manipal Institute of Technology in 1987. He also received a MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

In the year 2013 the yearly salary of Satya Nadella was around $8 million.

He loves playing cricket and reading poetry. Satya has inspired a lot of Indians to reach such a high position. He now lives in USA with his wife and three children.

If you want to do big in corporate world then Satya Nadella is your inspiration.

6. K Jayaganesh

K Jayaganesh is yet another story like Govind Jaiswal. I wanted to include his story because it is really motivational.

Every guy who wants to be an IAS or IPS officer must read his story to get inspired.

Jayaganesh comes from a poor background. He completed his BE and did menial jobs like working as waiter or dish washer.

However, he never gave up the dream of becoming an IAS officer. His father was a supervisor in a factory with a monthly salary of Rs 4500/- only.

Up to 8th standard he studied in the village school, after 10th standard he joined polytechnic college and got 91 percent to get an admission in Government College.

Then he joined Thanthai Periyar Government Engineering College to study mechanical engineering. After the college he got a job of Rs 2500/- in Bangalore.

He resigned all his jobs and decided to become an IAS officer. Then he failed his exams in first two attempts. He also failed in third attempt. All this because he had no idea about the UPSC exams.

Later he passed the fourth attempt but he could not clear the interview because his English was not that good.

So he started all over again he tried fifth time and he failed again. Now he joined a private firm to teach sociology to people preparing for UPSC.

Sixth time he cleared preliminary and main but bad luck continues and he failed in the interview.

Now it was the last chance for Jayaganesh to become an IAS officer. He cleared his mains and only problem was interview.

This time he cleared and he was ranked 156th among 700 candidates.

Now that is motivational story. He failed six times and at last he cleared all his exams and finally became an IAS officer.

7. A R Rehman

We all know about A R Rehman and he is needs no introduction.

A R Rehman’s father was also a music composer. His died when his was just 9 years old.

His family has to rent out all musical instruments as a source of income.

He started his career in the year 1991 and got his first break when Mani Ratnam offered him to compose music for his film called Roja for Rs 25,000/- only.

The music was blockbuster and he never looked back. During the course of his career he composed music for many great films like Dil Se, Taal, Rang De Basanti etc.

He also got Oscars for Slumdog Millionaire.

A R Rehman is true inspiration for people who want to excel in the field of music.

8. Kalpana Saroj

Kalpana Saroj a poor woman from a Dalit background now worth more than $100 million.

A true story that will inspire you to do something in your life.

At the age of 12 Kalpana was forced into a marriage with a man 10 years older than her. She escaped the marriage and came to Mumbai when she was just 16.

She worked 18 hours a day and expanded her business as a seamstress. She undertook Kamani Tubes a metal company in huge debt.

Saroj turned the company around and made the company a $100 Million giant.

She inspired many Indian who are poor to make it big. She is one of the most successful woman entrepreneurs in the country.

9. P T Usha

P T Usha is also an inspiration for others who want to do something big in their lives.

She was born on 27 June 1964. Nick named as Payyoli Express she was called the queen of Indian Track and Field.

Usha won 101 medals so far and became first Indian woman to reach finals in Los Angles Olympics. She was employed as an officer in the Southern Railways.

She was also conferred with Padma Shri and Arjuna Award.

In early life she was infected by ill health but she never gave up and showed signs of becoming an athlete.

She grabbed many medals in Asian Games.

P T Usha inspires woman lots to do something in their life.

10. Sudha Chandran

My last but not the least motivational story is about a woman who is handicapped but still excelled in her field.

Sudha was born on Sep 21, 1964 and she is an accomplished dancer and actress.

So what makes her so special?

In year 1981 when she was travelling from Mumbai she met an accident. The driver of the car died immediately and she injured her leg.

Her leg was plastered but after two weeks doctors found out that gangrene has formed. Her leg was amputated and that was toughest period of her life.

But she never gave up and she received invitations from all over the world.

Apart from being accomplished dancer she also a great actress. You might have seen her on many TV serials.

Sudha never allowed her disability to come in her way. She is a true inspiration that with one leg she can do anything.

I hope these 10 motivational stories will inspire you to do something in your life. Wish you a good luck for your future.

95 comments

  1. Md javed 25 May, 2017 at 15:28 Reply

    As a matter of fact, these stories are excellent for the competitive students. These stories can be compelled to run the lame. But in these stories there are some sentences which are grammatically wrong. If you read carefully, it will be found out easily.

  2. Amudha Mahali 4 May, 2017 at 01:08 Reply

    really supr….life has many ups and downs…it doesnt matter…it matters wht you do…wht you think…wht you want to be !
    kindly send notification for me..when u upload new stories !
    thank you so much !

  3. Aparna 28 January, 2017 at 14:36 Reply

    Thankyou priya mam.I love the story of govind sir.He is great personality.His life is similar to my life.I have many prblms.These successful story help me to boost my talents and abilities.god bless u thankuuuuuuu sooo much

  4. pankaj 10 October, 2016 at 15:08 Reply

    Thanks,

    I have read all story and I am impressing for your motivation story.
    Thanking you
    i like a Satya Nadela , Dhirubai Ambani and Govind gururaj.

    indian boys is dare to ……

  5. RIsh Agumbe 18 September, 2016 at 19:19 Reply

    Really inspired…thank you for post…India is the country for more than 125 crores. Inspite of quality effortz most of the young dreams collapsed due to the surrounding circumstances. After my post graduTion, Wherever I went i only got disappointment and unfavourable result….I realized what the problem …..I should do ….I must do …….

  6. Hrusikesh matiali 15 September, 2016 at 20:21 Reply

    Thanks, for very important person to inspire today,i hope to i will be try a job and definetly success in my life…

  7. rita girnar 8 August, 2016 at 20:25 Reply

    wow..really all stories are motivational and inspirable…i will very inspirable from this story…thanx u so much to share all this type of story

  8. Shivi 18 May, 2016 at 15:58 Reply

    I am truly very very inspired by the achievement of Govind Jaiswal and I want to become an IPS officer.

    Thanx for giving such inspirational stories.

  9. seema chauhan 23 July, 2014 at 21:13 Reply

    really inspired by these short but motivational stories….!!!! let me know more if u have….. thnx!!

  10. Shridhar Kadam 7 July, 2014 at 17:37 Reply

    mam, thank you for sharing all those wonderful stories with me. my inspiration turely raised but dont know how and why me not finding the right track to success in my life.
    well i will keep on trying untill i achive in my goal , thanks once again for the same.

  11. Surendra Maharjan 5 July, 2014 at 20:56 Reply

    It’s really inspire to do something in life. thanks a lot Priya Madam; and you’re the 11th inspirational person b’coz you are helping the people though you don’t know them well.

  12. Sk Khosla 5 July, 2014 at 10:27 Reply

    These are truly inspirational but one who consumes time for others is more inspirational, that is you, no doubt about it. But plz help me how to make money.

  13. Rupankush 4 July, 2014 at 20:35 Reply

    The efforts taken to enlighten the people is appreciable. Many of the personalities covered were not known to me. It definitely encourages an individual. Keep spreading happiness and motivation….. God Bless…!!

  14. A.Mangte 4 July, 2014 at 00:46 Reply

    Dear Priya,

    Many many thanks for your very beautiful inspiring and motivational stories. I am very much inspired and motivated by reading your wonderful stories. May our kind good Lord God continue to bless you as you continue to share your valuable stories and encouragement. God Bless.

  15. Ajay Singh 30 June, 2014 at 16:46 Reply

    Dear Priya..
    Very inspiring stories each in its own way teaches a lesson to the upcoming generation to follow some of the lessons out of these to make a brighter future for themselves & for the world.,
    Every “Story ” shows us that finally hard work & will to reach our goal , ,
    thanks

  16. imran khan 29 June, 2014 at 23:45 Reply

    dont take my words wrong…my intension is to know about your nature bcoz you help other`s …to make there future bright…yeh i relly want to know about you madm….i think my inspiration is you not this stories..bcoz who motivate the person ..

  17. Vicky 29 June, 2014 at 23:29 Reply

    Thanks for this motivational stories and through this it can be learnt that through hard work and dedication we can achieve our goal.we should not fall for initial failures instead we should work hard to reach our goal
    only then our name will be remembered by others

  18. Raziya 29 June, 2014 at 13:34 Reply

    yes, these stories are motivating me…
    I known about the 2 people only in that stories one is A R RAHMAN and the 2 one is SUDHA CHANDRAN only.
    now i knows about other people’s too. Thank you mam for this stories.

  19. shahnaz 28 June, 2014 at 23:02 Reply

    Very nice and inspirational stories.I got married and unable to continue my studies but due to inspiration of my mother and support of my husband I continued my studies and prove myself. My mother is my inspiration.

  20. mahrukh 28 June, 2014 at 18:08 Reply

    inspiring and made for great reading. perseverance and grit is something the present gen lacks. there is no shortcut to success – one must work at it, taking on rejection an dejection in one’s stride.

  21. Rajendra Singh 28 June, 2014 at 14:12 Reply

    Dear Priya,
    Very inspiring stories each in its own way teaches a lesson to the upcoming generation to follow some of the lessons out of these to make a brighter future for themselves & for the world.

    Regards,

    Rajendra Singh,

    Gurgaon-122011

  22. Xavier Fernandes 27 June, 2014 at 03:16 Reply

    Hi

    Gems of india! !

    I really liked all your stories and its very motivational.
    You will go a long way

    Thanks and regards
    Xavi

  23. jainam shah 26 June, 2014 at 18:02 Reply

    Thanx for a such a give a inspirational stories… in my life i really need it. n i really want to be like these all guys…

  24. vishal shetty 26 June, 2014 at 12:14 Reply

    Well these stories are awesome and I really felt the innocence in Govind Jaiswal story and the remaining star I was well aware about except the dalits. Thank You for making my day Priya I will also be the one of your short stories to inspire others.

  25. padmini 25 June, 2014 at 23:43 Reply

    Every ‘Story shows us that finally hard work pays out. thank you very much making inspired by the stories.

  26. catherine 25 June, 2014 at 20:59 Reply

    Life is unstable. nobody knows even the poorest person can be a billionaire nor successful career. One thing important is determination, self discipline and never forget that one moment of your life you become a simple person

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