18 People Who Didn’t Wait for a Miracle to Change Their Lives for the Better

Finishing college after 14 years, summoning the courage to find their biological parents, and starting a weight-loss journey are just some examples of how people took destiny into their own hands. Getting back on your feet and dusting yourself off is no easy task, indeed, but it can be worth every drop of sweat.

We at Bright Side were inspired by these 18 people who found the motivation to make a change and completely turn around their lives.

1. “The difference a year makes: 140 pounds down for him, 100 for me.”

2. “Started college in 2007 and got this bad boy in the mail yesterday. Never give up, never surrender!”

3. 14 months of determination and hard work

4. “I was adopted at birth and always felt like the black sheep. A few years ago, I found my biological dad. I finally have a family that accepts me.”

5. “3 hard years later in the same spot — who is that girl on the left because I don’t know her.”

6. “I’ve been living in a depression nest for over a year. Not anymore!”

7. “Today I bought a shirt that actually fit well and I felt really good about myself! These photos are almost 2 years apart!”

8. “I didn’t take care of myself. This year, I took back my life (and lost my hairline in the process) but I’m happier than ever.”

9. “I used to feel ashamed and disgusted whenever I was in public, but now I’ve found a little self-confidence.”

10. “After years of working as a ghost writer, I’m finally a published author! Can’t wait to sign these babies.”

11. “16 months’ difference: I lost all the weight through strict diet and exercise.”

12. “After feeling like I was doomed to my BPD and PTSD, I went on to be a volunteer. Soon I will become a clinical support worker to help others.”

13. “A year and a half ago, I bought a bike and started riding it. Today, I finished my first sprint triathlon.”

14. “Been in a rut this week with my anxiety, so I decided to let it out and paint it away.”

15. “I struggled with gaining weight my entire life and I finally managed to fit into a pair of work trousers that I previously couldn’t.”

16. “I went from 306 pounds (139 kg) in March 2020 to 140 pounds (63.5 kg) today.”

17. “I took a mental health day from work today and tackled my house. ”

18. “In 12 months, through fasting and meditation, I lost more than weight, I lost the something that was holding back my happiness. I’m not finished yet!”

Did these people encourage you to make a change in your life? Have you ever made a drastic decision that changed your life? Share your story in the comments with us.

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