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33 Inspirational YouTube Videos Conveying Genuine Life Lessons


The following list contains 33 of my favorite inspirational and motivational YouTube videos.  Each video clip tells a different tale, a unique story conveying subtle lessons about life, love, happiness and success.  I’ve been bookmarking these slowly over the course of a year or so.  Each one is certainly worth watching at least once.  Enjoy.

1. Life and Music
Life Lesson:
Don’t sacrifice your life for someone else’s idea of success.

2. Commencement Address by Steve Jobs
Life Lesson:
Find what you love, trust in your instincts, and follow your heart.

3. Ninja Almost Defeated by a Bug
Life Lesson:
Change your thoughts to change your world.


4. Randy Pausch’s Last Lecture
Life Lesson:
Be honest, be tolerant, and lead a life you are proud of.

5. Amazing Shadow Puppets
Life Lesson:
Genius is found in simplicity.

6. Al Pacino’s Inches Speech
Life Lesson:
Short consistent steps in a positive direction will eventually lead you to victory.

7. Organized Laughter Yoga
Life Lesson:
Laughter and happiness can be contagious.

8. Autistic Anthem Singer Gets Help in Boston
Life Lesson:
Genuine kindness and hope exists in humanity.

9. Mind-Movie for Success
Life Lesson:
It’s up to you. Take the first step. Do it.

10. SPIN of Life
Life Lesson:
You may fail several times before you succeed. So always be aware, and learn from your mistakes.

11. Love vs. Fear
Life Lesson:
Fear is a short-term fix. Love is a long-term solution.

12. Disabled Athletes
Life Lesson:
No disability is an excuse for not trying.

13. Michael Jordan Motivational
Life Lesson:
In order to succeed, you must be willing to fail.

14. Patrick Henry Hughes Inspires
Life Lesson:
Everyone has a gift, it just needs to be found and unleashed.

15. Elite Skateboarding Tricks
Life Lesson:
Practice DOES make perfect.

16. Braveheart Freedom Speech
Life Lesson:
There is no greater gift than that of freedom.

17. Motivation Magic
Life Lesson:
The secret to personal success is personal passion.

18. Frozen in Grand Central
Life Lesson:
Great things can be achieved if we work together.

19. Elements of Greatness
Life Lesson:
You must answer certain questions for yourself if you are to realize your dreams.

20. One in a Million Shot
Life Lesson:
Small miracles can occur.

21. Turn a Paperclip into a New House
Life Lesson:
A big heart and a little persistance goes a long way.

22. 212 Degrees - The Extra Degree
Life Lesson:
One extra degree of effort is the difference between good and great.

23. Hoosiers Motivational Speech
Life Lesson:
When you truly strive to be the best you can be, you are a winner regardless of what the scoreboard reads.

24. The Don’t Quit Poem
Life Lesson:
Never quit. You are probably closer than you think.

25. Yes We Can
Life Lesson:
The first step is believing.

26. Woman With No Arms
Life Lesson:
Passion and determination can allow anyone to overcome their physical limitations.

27. J.K. Rowling A&E Biography Part 1
Life Lesson:
It is possible to start an empire with nothing more than a dream.

28. A Good Cop
Life Lesson:
There are sincere human beings in law enforcement who truly want to help you.

29. Baboon Escapes Death
Life Lesson:
No matter how hopeless it seems, never give up!

30. Paul Potts Sings
Life Lesson:
You cannot judge someone’s talents just by looking at them.

31. Body Over Mind
Life Lesson:
The health of your body is equally important as the health of your mind.

32. Autistic 3 Pointers
Life Lesson:
Sometimes all someone needs is to be given a chance.

33. Blind Painter
Life Lesson:
Tragedies can open new doors of vision.

BONUS: The Awareness Test
Life Lesson:
It’s quite easy to overlook the obvious.

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