Welcome to The STRIVE and our unique list of what we believe are some of the best motivational videos ever. But, before we get into them we want to have a quick chat with you about motivation in general.
Motivation Can Be Optimized
We believe true motivation begins from within. But, we also believe it can be optimized with motivation hacks like videos, movies, or music. In fact, there is a famous quote regarding motivation, which makes this point well, and it goes like this… “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing, that’s why we recommend it daily.” This quote is from Zig Ziglar, one of best motivational speakers of the 21th century. The quote sums up a point that we aim to convince you of, and that is, this… Motivation needs to be digested on the daily to keep you fired up towards your goals.
Of course, we believe that true motivation always begins from within. And that our strongest motivation to achieve will come when we have a crystal-clear vision of exactly what it is that we are trying to accomplish. However, we also believe, that we can rely on external resources to optimize our motivational levels.
Internal + External Motivation = Optimal Motivation
Optimal motivation is the state of maintaining the highest level of intensity and drive towards the achieving of one’s goals in the least amount of time. And it can be achieved when we combine both a strong and clear vision for what we want to do, with external stimulus to keep us primed for moving forward at the pace and intensity in which we began our quest to achieve our grand goals.
In other words, we can always use external motivation as the kick in the pants we need to stay on track to achieve our goals with the enthusiasm and within the time frames we initially set out to achieve them.
Therefore, to help you maintain optimal levels of motivation, we’ve pulled together a list of the 10 best motivational videos ever made.
We’ve reviewed hundreds of motivational videos for this page, and these videos are hands down, the best out there. And we did this so you don’t have to waste time viewing motivational video upon motivational video just to find that one that really gets you moving.
So, to add to your repertoire of motivation hacks, give these motivational videos a view. And if they do the trick, bookmark this page, and come back to them whenever you are in need of optimal motivation.
THE 10 BEST MOTIVATIONAL VIDEOS EVER
Note: Below is our favorite list of timeless motivational videos for optimizing motivation. Each contains a short description, along with an inspiring excerpt pulled straight from the video. Enjoy!
#1 Best Motivational Video Ever
‘Versus’ is one of the most powerful short motivational speeches ever. It’s like having a coach or father figure give you a little pep talk to encourage you to step up to the plate and strive for your potential. It’s short, but it packs a punch.
“The only difference between making history and being history, the only thing, THE ONLY THING you can count on at any given moment is YOU!”Click To Tweet
#2 Best Motivational Video Ever
‘How Successful People Think’ is a mashup of inspiring advice from some of the world’s most successful people, like Magic Johnson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and many more.
“You’ve got to shoot for the top. You’ve got to really have big goals and think big. You don’t achieve big things by accident.”Click To Tweet
#3 Best Motivational Video Ever
‘Simon Sinek On Millennials In The Workplace’ is a must see video of you are a Millennial. The bulk of the video is of Simon Sinek being interviewed by Tom Bilyeu, so it’s not your typical high-energy type of motivational video, but it is motivational none the less. Primarily because of the truthful insights Sinek provides, which will help you want to get your stuff together and start taking more action, to achieve success and something meaningful as a Millennial.
“Apparently Millennials are tough to manage, and they’re accused of being entitled, and narcissistic, self-interested, unfocused, lazy, but entitled is the big one.”Click To Tweet
#4 Best Motivational Video Ever
‘Prove Them Wrong’ is short but powerful video that includes inspiring imagery and a handful of encouraging messages from various leaders, motivational speakers, and coaches that will make you want to get to work on achieving success and proving “them” wrong.
“The most powerful and motivational speeches I’ve ever heard, came from people who told me I couldn’t do something.”Click To Tweet
#5 Best Motivational Video Ever
‘How Bad Do You Want It?’ is five minutes and fifty one seconds of hard-hitting life advice from motivational speaker and performance coach Eric Thomas. If you’re serious about finding success, by the end of this video, you’ll be ready to make some serious changes in your life.
“If you’re going to be successful, you’ve got to be willing to give up some sleep. Sleep? Sleep is for those people who are broke…”Click To Tweet
#6 Best Motivational Video Ever
‘Dream’ is a well-crafted montage of inspiring scenes from a variety of movies, with some of the most thought-provoking words of encouragement from people like Les Brown, Will Smith, and a few others. If you’re looking for motivation, it is definitely worth watching.
#7 Best Motivational Video Ever
‘Everybody Wants To Be a Beast’ is one of the most charged motivational speeches Eric Thomas has ever made. It’s real, raw, and it doesn’t sugar coat the truth about why most people fail to find the success they dream of.
It’s a must watch video (you don’t even have to watch it, just listen to it) if you’re looking for one of the best motivational videos on YouTube that will practically force you stop making excuses and start taking action.
#8 Best Motivational Video Ever
‘One of the Best Motivational Videos I’ve Ever Seen’ has a long title, but it’s extremely short. The video showcases a handful of real life success stories of people who were told they wouldn’t or couldn’t be successful, yet against all odds, and against their doubter’s predictions, they prevailed. It’s worth the minute it will take you to watch it.
#9 Best Motivational Video Ever
‘Why Do We Fall’ is another masterpiece created by Mateusz M. The video montage starts off with Rocky’s motivating speech to his son, and then blends masterfully with some of the best speeches of all time from movies like ‘Any Given Sunday’, ‘Pursuit of Happyness’, and many more. It’s a great video that will make you want dig deep down to find the motivation you need.
“It ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving it forward.”Click To Tweet
#10 Best Motivational Video Ever
‘Rocky 5 Lessons of Life’ is a highly emotional scene from Rocky 5, where Rocky is reminiscing about a pep talk he had with Micky when he was still alive. It has a slow start, but the climax of the scene makes it one of the most powerful pep-talks you’ll probably ever hear, aside from the popular Rocky Balboa speech, which is the most well known.
“This here is the favorite thing I have on this earth, and Rocky Marciano gave me that. You know what it was? His cufflink. And now I am giving it to you. It’s gotta be like an angel on your shoulder see, and if you ever get hurt, and you feel that your going down…. this little angel is gonna whisper in your ear… and he’s gonna say…. GET UP YOU SON OF BITCH!! CAUSE MICKEY LOVES YOU!”Click To Tweet
Did We Say 10?
Okay, so we lied a little. We had to sneak a bonus video in. It is an old one, but full of fire! It is also one of the most watched motivational videos ever, ever, ever, ever (failed attempt at an echo). Seriously, 30,000,000 views and counting.
Bonus Motivational Video
“Unbroken’ is a motivational masterpiece. It consists of some of the most inspirational quotes from visionary Steve Jobs, Les Brown, and others, and combines them with breathtaking, that’s well synced with a stunning soundtrack Do yourself a favor and watch It!
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.Click To Tweet
Stay On Track
There you have it, THE list of the best motivational videos ever made. Here’s a quick recap of our list for ease of reference:
- ‘How Successful People Think’
- ‘Simon Sinek On Millennials In The Workplace’
- ‘Prove Them Wrong’
- ‘How Bad Do You Want It?’
- ‘Dream – Motivational Video’
- ‘Everybody Wants to Be a Beast’
- ‘One of The BEST Motivational Videos I’ve Ever Seen’
- ‘Why Do We Fall’
- ‘Rocky 5 Lessons of Life’
- Bonus: ‘Unbroken – Motivational Video’
We hope these videos help you like they have helped us.
We hope they fire you up and get you to optimal levels of motivation for staying on track and achieving more. If you found value in this convenient collection of motivational videos by all means share it…
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Do you have a motivational video or inspirational video that really gets you fired up to rock life? Is there a motivational video that you think should be on this list? If so, let us know in the comments section below.
Don’t let your fire wane…stay lit, stay motivated, and whatever you do, don’t stop striving!
Till next time…
PS – If you’ve gone through all of these inspiring videos, but you’re still looking for something more, something more tangible, give this motivational journal a look. It may just be exactly what you need!