Inspiration is the very core of creativity. Everything I have ever created has been inspired by something I’ve read, seen, or imagined. My life is made better every time I find inspiration in something new. It motivates me to move forward, to dream, to go for what I want.
When I first came across motivational videos, I felt like somebody had thrown me into an ice cold bath. It just shocked me back to life, it brought all of these questions to my mind. It filled me with motivation and ambition that I had not felt in forever.
So thank God for Youtube, right? I can’t tell you how many times I have drawn inspiration from there. When I want to listen to something uplifting and empowering, I just type in ‘motivational video’ into the search and there’s, like, a billion results.
There are speaker videos, yoga guru videos, religious videos… Basically, something for everybody to find motivation. But my personal favorite, are these inspirational, voiced-over videos showing various clips that just get you thinking.
As for why you should be watching motivational videos: you will see and answer that for yourself. But if you don’t like surprises, I’ll tell you it’s because it will give you a new outlook on your future. If you feel stuck or just generally ‘done’ with advancing your life, these videos can give you the push you need to reevaluate everything.
Many of us have big supporters in our lives – family members and close friends may be cheering you on. But are they pushing you? Are they challenging you? This is where these videos can make an impact on your life.
My latest fave is a piece from a radio interview with… wait for it… Joe Rogan. I know, right? It seems kind of out of place but he has some amazing points. I won’t spoil it for you, but before you watch it, I want you to think about a few things:
- Are you happy in your current job?
- Do you work on the things you really love?
- Have you ever felt like you need to give up your passion in order to pursue something more practical?
That’s all I’m going to say! Please take a few minutes today to sit quietly alone and listen to/watch this video. Watch it twice or three or four times (or ten like me) and really think about what he’s saying. When it’s over – get to writing. Write what you want out of your life. Really answer those questions above and ask yourself “Why?” after every answer you write.