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.