For some inspiration comes from the people around them, for some it comes from high profile big achievers, and for others it comes from stories about people just like them beating the odds.
If you gain inspiration from learning about how other people create opportunities for themselves, then this is the place for you. We've created a library here of stories for you to browse and Get Inspired by.
BBC Get Inspired visited the Highland Cycle Ability Centre in Cantray, near Inverness.
The Drumchapel Table Tennis club, which started off with just one table, is now packed with members every week and has even produced international stars, such as Scotland's Corinna Whitaker.
England's Tash Farrant and former captain Charlotte Edwards (seen here coaching) are keen to see more girls playing cricket
England women have lost out to New Zealand in the last three World Cup finals, but flanker Sarah Hunter insists her team won't be intimidated by an All Blacks side in pursuit of their fifth consecutive title.
Former footballer Lauren Price captained Wales at the Women's Under-19 boxing Championship in 2013. She says a boxing gold at the Commonwealth Games would top all her achievements to date.
Meet the former footballer focused on success at the Commonwealth Games - even though his game doesn't feature.
Egyptian table tennis fanatic Ibrahim Hamato lost both arms in an accident when he was 10, but he carried on playing by improvising with his mouth. "I hope this shows people that nothing is impossible as long as you work hard," he says.
Double lung transplant survivor Natalie Kerr tells BBC Sport the inspiring story of how recovered from a life-threatening illness to compete at the national Transplant Games.
Rebecca Adlington helps two One Show viewers overcome their fear of the water
Injured servicemen and women using sport to aid their rehabilitation.
Cycling veterans take to the track at the Manchester Velodrome, proving age is no barrier
Rebekah Tiler could clean and jerk 120kg aged 15 and has her sights set on an Olympic gold medal in 2020
Sarah Davies will be aiming for Weightlifting gold at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow
Disability golf given backing of professionals
Mini tennis is perfect to coach in small spaces
Heptathlete Louise Hazel meets up with the stars of women's golf and young girls aspiring to follow their footsteps at the Ladies European Tour event at Buckinghamshire Golf Club.
Louise Hazel meets inspirational blind teenage golfer
Lizzy Yarnold, Britain's skeleton gold medallist at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, visits a thriving community gymnastics club in central London.
Kilmarnock athletics club gathers pace
'I pretended to be a boy to play sport'
BBC Sport's Katherine Downes takes a look around England's training facilities at St George's Park, where football teams from right around the country can utilise its state-of-the-art facilities.
The England cerebral palsy football team are making the most of a new influx of talent, inspired by the success of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
BBC Breakfast's Mike Bushell reports from the centre where winter Olympic medallist Jenny Jones started her snowboarding career and sees how her success has inspired others to try the sport.
Primary kids on the piste
Scrum V reporter Phil Steele visits Gnoll Primary School and Creunant Primary School in Neath for a special project.
Beth Tweddle surprises seven-year-old fan Niamh Brown, a gymnastics fanatic who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer last summer.
Hannah Westerman is a visually impaired gymnast with learning difficulties who went on to win five gold medals at the 2013 Special Olympics after we made this film with her last year.
Joe and Maggie Forber win the BBC Sports Unsung Hero award for the North West region
Training like a champion with Nicola Adams
England Seniors target world glory
Wimbledon's outreach scheme that changes lives
Lizzy Yarnold meets a young cohort who have won the opportunity to play tennis in the grounds of the Houses of Parliament and meet the Prime Minister David Cameron
Eni Aluko checks out women's football festival
Inspiring the next generation of triathlon stars
Basketball gets a new look as disabled and able-bodied players combine.
Highland Cross presents coast-to-coast challenge
Two major mountain bike events in Scotland this month are helping raise the sport's profile
Northern Irish Bollywood dancer, Jayne Smyth, talks about getting into Asian dancing (film by Ryan Ralph).