20 People Who’d Rather Live Under the Motto “Just Do It” Than Keep Whining

Reaching goals is not as easy as we see in the movies. Sometimes in order to get what we want, we need to go above and beyond with our efforts. The good news is that the more difficult it is for us to reach a goal, the stronger our feeling of happiness is after getting it.

On New Year’s Eve, many of us start thinking about what we are going to do next year and what goals we are going to reach. We at Bright Side were inspired to set new goals thanks to the stories of these people who succeeded in making their dreams come true despite everything.

“After moving away from my anti-vax parents, today I went to get my first vaccination. Better late than never!”

“This year I bought my first house, got married to my best friend of 9 years, and 12 days ago I became a mom. As someone who has suffered with depression my entire life, I never expected to be this happy and loved.”

There’s no better feeling as a game designer, than seeing your game on a store shelf for the first time.

“I flew all the way from Canada to LA and won my first award for a short film I wrote and directed. It’s not much, but it’s a lot to me.”

“Today, I have accomplished what I set out to do almost 13 years ago. I’m the first generation on both sides of my family to go to college and today I will officially be a Doctor of Medicine!”

“One year ago, I finished this 70-inch treehouse tortoise and last week I got the keys to my own art studio.”

“Just beat cancer today! Last chemo treatment. ”

“At 37 years of age, my life has been a long series of failures. Last week, I got on stage, in front of 600 people to deliver an inspirational speech for Canada’s biggest public speaking competition... and I WON!”

“I am moving into my first apartment! I’m super excited!”

“I ran a one mile race today! My chronically-fatigued, depressed, autistic self ran the whole race! I’ve made so much progress, and I’m so happy!”

“I’m a lucky guy. My girl worked so hard on this Christmas tree. This will be our first Christmas in our new house together. ”

“Just finished this handmade guitar fretboard ring!”

“Headed into my 16th and final chemo with a bejeweled mohawk.”

“Bought my first condo a month ago and I’m starting to feel at home. It’s been a lot of work and a long time coming, but I’m finally there.”

“Participated in my first 3-mile race today! This is such a huge accomplishment for me, as I’ve been working on my weight for the past 6 years (46 lbs lost!), as well as becoming healthier & in shape overall. I never thought I would be able to run longer than 30 seconds, much less complete a 3-mile race.”

“Just finished a 2.5 year Biochemist Engineer contract in France, spent a month in my hometown in Spain, and will start my doctorate in Brussels this December. At 27, I feel like I’m finally taking control of my life.”

“Just bought a house. After years of no yard, the dogs now have an acre to tucker themselves out in. Feels great to do good by them.”

“Over 10 years of hard work and I finally got my Master Captain’s license.”

“I’m 69.5 years old. I am down 140 pounds. The massage therapist told me I had a nice body. Made me happy!”

This girl won 3 gold medals in 400, 500, and 800-meter races in her hometown. She was running in her self-made “Nikes.”

Do you have achievements that you are ready to share with the world? What would you like to achieve next year? We would be glad to hear from you in the comments!

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