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5 Powerful Motivational Videos For A Productive Day

Everyone should try and find motivation from time to time, especially on a Monday morning when things look a bit bleak (especially for those who don’t like what they do for a living).

Needless to say, that’s a lot of people. Even those of us who enjoy our work, it is important to keep ourselves motivated and excited about what we do. Sometimes a motivational quote is enough, but with the help of YouTube, we’re only a click away from some of the best motivational pep talks out there that boost confidence and help to move through times of fatigue and challenge.

Best motivational videos of 2016

1. Enraged

Watching time: 5.28 minutes 

“One idea can change your life. One idea can turn your life around. “

“If you want something and you’re hungry for it you’ve got to do whatever it necessary and when you give your best and that’s not good enough you must do whatever is required.”

Les Brown 

The main theme of this inspirational video is perseverance, the importance of never giving up and continue driving for success despite difficulty or delay in achieving it. It features motivational speeches from Les Brown, Elliot Hulse and Eric Thomas, three of the world’s best motivational speakers. Les Brown is one of my personal favourites, his best seller, The Power of Purpose is one of the greatest audiobook you can listen to on the tube, in your car or do what I do and listen to it in the gym. I used to listen to during my long daily cardio sessions and trust me, this guy is so inspirational he can make you want to go running, want to do something and above all, it makes you want to succeed in anything you want to do. If you don’t have a purpose, this guy will make you want to find it.

This short video will get you nice and perky for the week ahead, getting you ready to face whatever you need to deal with in your life this week.

Passion: The Secret Ingredient To Success

Watching time: 4.42 minutes

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it, keep looking and don’t settle.”

Steve Jobs

“You, the people have the power to create happiness. You, the people have power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure”.

Charlie Chaplin (The Great Dictator)

This is a compilation video of speeches of some of the greatest motivators out there, sharing their advice on passion and the importance of passion and purpose in work, life and love. The speakers include Walt Disney, Steve Jobs, Jon Stewart, Tony Robbins and more. Watching and listening to some of the most successful and inspirational leaders, entrepreneurs and sport legends talk about their definition of passion and success really is one of the best ways to get yourself all fired up about about your own life.

What’s the key message? Be hungry! Don’t settle for less. Aim Higher. Work. Persevere. Be Patient. Remain Human.

Tony Robbins – Limitless Passion

Watching time: 6.51 minutes

“No matter how successful you are, if you stop growing, you start dying inside.”

“If you want life to change, you’ve got to change. If you want life to get better, you’ve got to get better.”

Tony Robbins

In this video, Tony Robbins talks about how his parents wanted him to become a truck driver, to make him become more successful than his father was. It wasn’t quite, however, what he was after. Instead he simply decided to become one of the most successful motivational speakers of all time. Just like that. And he makes it seem so easy, too. He talks about his journey and the habits that we must create to achieve success.


Watching time: 6.19 minutes

“It’s time to get tested, to test your will, test your endurance, it’s time to test your art, to test your limits”

“You’ve got to take one more step, you’ve got to run one more lap, you’ve got to throw one more punch until you reach the top.”

Eric Thomas

If you need motivation to help you with your physical training, to get you to the gym instead of collapsing in front of Netflix after a hard day’s work, this video is your thing. This motivational video is all about getting over your mental barriers, fear, pain and highlights the importance of hardship in order for us to grow. As it is is said in the video, “behind every fear it’s the person you want to be.”

Prove them wrong

Watching time: 6.59 minutes

“Most of the people who have no dreams will wake up every day trying to talk you out of your dream. They have no goals, they have nothing they’re ambitious about.”

Tyrese Gibson

You have a passion and you’re not afraid to go after it. You want to change your life and you know exactly how you’ll to achieve it. You have a vision. You’re already much further than anybody else. There is one big hidden pitfall in going after your dreams and that is people around you. Be prepared that not everybody will support you, not even your friends and family. They may not understand what you’re trying to do or they lack ambition on their own and the possibility of someone breaks out, that someone makes it is equally thrilling and terrifying to most people we’re surrounded by. This is what motivational video is all about, some of the greatest speakers share their thoughts on how to follow through and go after your passion in spite of the lack of support you may receive.


+1 Quick Fix – Life = Risk

Watching time: 1.16 minutes

If you’ve ever been told that you’re worthless, that you will achieve nothing, if you ever had people who didn’t believe you telling you that you don’t have what it takes, you’re not alone. This one is a short but powerful collage of rejection stories of incredibly successful people such as The Beatles, Michael Jordan, Thomas Edison, Walt Disney and many more. If you need a quick pick-me-up and only have a minute and a half, this motivational video is your best bet.

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Hi there, I'm Anna, editor of the Practical Happiness blog. I'm a life-curious adventure lover, an aspiring social scientist and a positive psychology nerd, interested in the why behind everyday life's mysteries. I write about things that excite and inspire me.

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