'Watch out for the fellow who talks about putting things in order! Putting things in order always means getting other people under your control.' -Denis Diderot

Inspiration for Your Day

by Ethan Glover, Fri, Jan 31, 2014 - (Edited) Sat, Sep 02, 2017

Below is a list of my favorite inspirational videos. If I find more, I'll probably add them here. Please let me know of your favorites in the comments below. I'd like for these to be ranked by "most favorited" so that the most motivational appears at the top. Put in your vote, show me your own. :)

Jordan Peterson - Wasting Time and Opportunities (9:39)

You have huge potential and you're wasting your time. You can achieve so much more.

Alan Watts - What if Money Was No Object? (3:05)

Why you should work to make sure that money comes after passions, not vice versa. About looking for what you would do if money were no object first, and worrying about that factor later.

Jock Willink - Good (2:19)

Former Navy Seal on finding the good in the bad. The good in obstacles. Turning the negatives into positives.

Khan Academy - You Can Learn Anything (1:30)

Everyone starts at ignorance. The brain is a muscle and you can learn anything.

Neil Degrasse Tyson - The Most Astounding Fact (3:34)

Neil talking about why when he looks at the immense size of the universe and his own relative size, it makes him feel big. Important even. Not small or insignificant. By feeling connected to the universe and others around you.

Joe Rogan - What is Reality? (10:48)

Thoughts on the fuzzy line between consciousness and unconsciousness and the beauty of both.

Charlie Chaplin - The Great Dictator (3:38)

A speech on humanity and the value of loving one another, ignoring "borders" and instead recognized that we are all connected and capable of moving beyond politics, judgement and cynicism.

John Papola - The Beauty of Emergent Order (16:41)

The idea that your customers and even peers are not a number to be manipulated by calculations, but rather you are a part of the anarchy, a part of the dance. Instead of attempting to control it and ruining it, it is better to simply follow your instincts.

Various Speakers - My Life (6:12)

Working for your goals, creating perfect timing and making sacrifice to do what you love.

Eric Thomas - Motivational Speech (4:39)

Being successful is about making your passions more important than breathing. A great motivational clip about hard work and achieving your goals.

ZeFrank - Chase That Happy (3:38)

How to feel happy when life has gotten you down. How to chase your "happy".