Motivational and inspirational videos are successful because they make people feel a certain way. And emotion almost always inspires action. They can encourage viewers to support a cause, buy a product, and even change their perceptions.
Just do it” is a phrase synonymous with motivation and yet it started life as a slogan for a sportswear brand.
The original campaign, back in 1988, skyrocketed Nike’s sales by 1,000% over the next 10 years.
Since then, motivational videos have increased in popularity. And not just with sportswear brands, but brands in general.
Motivational videos can help you in many ways, for example when you’re feeling tired, down or just not motivated to go to the gym for example. Sometimes we just need a bit of inspiration to keep us going.
I personally love watching these kind of videos on YouTube early in the morning to get my mindset in place for the day ahead. There is no right or wrong on when to watch them, but I’d like to point out that while it’s great to get motivated by videos, don’t binge watch to a point where you 1) rely on them to feel good and 2) you watch too much of them and don’t actually take action.
Be careful on how much you rely on this type of content to get you fired up. My recommendation is to use them wisely so that they don’t lose effect on you over time. I personally maybe watch these type of videos around 1-2x per week. See what works best for you!
Team Inspiring life provides you with a list of 5 motivational videos.
5 top you tube videos that will keep you motivated
Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address.
In this inspirational video, Steve Jobs shares the pivotal moments that shaped his life and career.
He explains how seemingly meaningless moments, can have a profound impact on future events – such as when he sat in on calligraphy classes at college.
“None of this had even a hope of any practical application in my life. But years later, when we were designing the first Macintosh computer, it all came back to me.”
Jobs ends his speech with the immortal words, “Stay hungry. Stay foolish.”
This video is perfect for when you’re feeling like you haven’t made any progress.
The Basketball Scene from The Pursuit of Happiness.
This emotional scene from The Pursuit of Happiness is pure gold.
At some point, everybody has been told – directly or indirectly – that they shouldn’t pursue something.
This inspirational video ends with the line, “People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you [that] you can’t do it. You want something, go get it. Period.
This video is perfect for when people try to hold you back or tell you to “be realistic.”
Rocky Balboa’s Speech to His Son.
“If you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth. But ya gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody!”
In this motivationall video, Rocky hands out a hefty dose of tough love to his son.
The message is clear: We must stop blaming other people or things for our life situation. Instead, each and every one of us must take responsibility for our lives.
The speech ends by saying, “Until you start believing in yourself, you ain’t gonna have a life.”
This video is perfect for when you’re not taking responsibility for your life or situation.
The Death Crawl Scene from Facing the Giants.
Don’t quit ‘til you’ve got nothing left.”
The key to this inspirational video is the blindfold that the coach places over the player’s eyes. It stops the player from quitting when he’s reached what he thinks he’s capable of.
The blindfold frees him from his self-imposed limitations and allows him to reach his full potential.
The lesson: We’re far more capable than we think we are.
This video is perfect for reminding you that you’re more capable than you think you are.
The Story of Your Life.
Choose the people that you surround yourself with wisely. That can make all the difference in your life.”
This inspirational video tells the story of a small boy who asked his father what is the value of his life. It shows us how people value things differently – us included.
The takeaway is simple: Surround yourself with people who value and appreciate you.
This video is useful for anyone trying to make a positive change when surrounded by negative people