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A person who has a cat by the tail knows a whole lot more about cats than someone who has just read about them.
Mark Twain

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“The old Roman philosophers used to say, ‘Exemplum docet’ (the example teaches)…. Not only does the example teach, but it is about the only thing that does teach.” (Dale Carnegie, author of How to Win Friends & Influence People)

The stories collected here serve as examples to teach that ordinary people can indeed accomplish extraordinary things. As you gain knowledge and inspiration from reading the stories, our hope is that you will apply what you have learned in your own community, in your own unique way.

Who are the heroes in your life? When have you taken action to right a wrong or help someone in need?

What are you doing in your community? In your job? What made your experience fulfilling or rewarding?

What are the obstacles that keep you from realizing your potential?

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As action transforms knowledge into wisdom, your example will help mobilize the human spirit in others. We hope you will return to these pages often, to share your stories in the comments below or on the Contact Us form, and find renewed inspiration from the stories of others. Be sure to subscribe to our email updates (found in the column at left). We promise to keep you informed as stories, resources, and other content are added to the site; and we promise not to share your contact information without your approval.