21 Motivational Videos Clips That’ll Warm Your Heart

By Ellesse

Whenever friends or family forward those jokes emails or motivational videos clips, the first thing I’ll do is to delete them. Pardon me, but I seldom see any true value in those emails to really justify the few minutes reading or watching them.

But a few days ago, something made me watch a motivational videos clip. It was sent by my sister. And I was glad I did that. It was so heart wrenching and yet motivational that for the first time I realize there can be gems in such emails! I cried. And I just couldn’t stop.

Because of that, I’ve decided to compile a list of all the wonderful motivational videos clips that I can find and hope they’ll inspire you just like how they’ve motivated me. Live your life to the fullest pursuing your dreams. Regardless of whatever odds you may face. And be absolutely grateful for everything around you. Be it your friends, family, classmates or even your neighbours.

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(1) Must Watch Motivational Video Clips (Warning, Kleenex Might Be Required!)

  • The Genius Little Mozart

    Yes, this is the clip I was talking about earlier. An adopted child, 5 year old Ye Eun has never taken any piano lessons. But she could play any tune after listening to it once. Yes, once! That feat is already nothing short of amazing. What’s even more remarkable is, little Ye Eun is blind from birth. Watch her touching performance as she brandish her gift in front of a popular Korean variety show audience.

  • Team Hoyt

    The Dick & Rick Hoyt team has totally changed my perception of father and son bonding. Son, Rick suffered from birth complications and can’t walk or talk since he was born. Despite that, he and his dad have completed various seemingly superhuman marathons or triathlons together – with a combination of 26.2 miles acres of running, 112 miles of bicycling and 2.4 miles of swimming. They also surmounted various mountains and treks across America. This showcased an TV interview and excerpt of one of their inspiring conquests. One of the most touching motivational videos I’ve come across.

(2) If They Can Pursue Their Dreams Despite The Odds, What’s Stopping You?

  • A Future Mum-To-Be

    Who says one can’t take care of a baby, own a home based business, type on the keyboard, drive a car just because she’s got no arms? Barbara’s feat really made me embarrassed. I’ve never even changed a diaper with my hands and she did it in a jiffy with her feet! Kudos, Barbara. Kudos.

  • A Very Special Marching Band Member

    Patrick Henry Hughes has always been very talented in music. This time he has decided to join a marching band. The only issue? Patrick’s blind and paralyzed from waist down. Watch this to see how Patrick did it, with the help of his Dad. I particularly loved this part of his interview in the motivational videos, “God made me blind and unable to walk. Big Deal. He gave me the ability to, the musical gifts I have and the great opportunity to meet new people…”. Now, regardless of which faith we belong to, how many people can steadfastly appreciate every part of his being like Patrick did? Despite such adversities?

  • Aspiring Painter

    I loved sketching when I was in grade and high school. Once, a couple of us were sketching a particular car in our school’s compound when the driver drove off. We were totally aghasted! Some of my classmates even protested to our art teacher that they couldn’t draw because the subject was no longer there. When I watched John Bramblitt’s story, I really felt for him. He’s right. You don’t require sight to create great paintings or sketches. You need insight.

  • Powerful Wrestler

    If you’re someone who tend to lament over life’s adversities, let Dustin Carter show you how NOT to be a whimp. Only one word can describe my thoughts when I watch this. Speechless.

  • The Last Lecture

    Chances are, you’ve probably heard or even watched this amazing lecturer’s speech series. The reason I’m linking to this again is because I simply cannot resist conveying the strong message in his speech. Something I’ve always asserted in many of my articles too. Go for your dreams! So that even if you’re on your death bed, you’ve got no regrets. (Update : Dr Randy Pausch passed away peacefully on 25 July, 2008. As a tribute to him, I’ve included this special interview he had with ABC News which also contain an archive of videos about his life).

  • Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

    The fact is, many people want to. But are they able to put in that incredible action like what these 2 kids did? When you listen to their success stories, you’ll see what I meant by incredible action.

  • Another Unexpected Showcase of Talent

    If you liked the Paul Potts video I’ve previously linked to, I’m sure you’ll like this one. It’s about a very talented boy who was always bullied in school. Amazing confidence booster!

  • Did You Dream A Dream Like Her?

    If you’ve never heard of Susan Boyle, chance are, you may have been living under a rock! Susan Boyle created a great sensation all over the world in 2009 all via the power of new media! Her Youtube video was watched tens of millions of times and reminded everyone of this. It doesn’t matter how old you are or how cynical others around you may be. If you’ve got a dream, dream it, go for it and live it!

(4) Sports Motivation

  • The Great Coach

    If you’ve never had a coach or mentor, be it in sports, life or business, this will probably give you the impetus to consider one. An excerpt from the movies, you’ll realize how effective a coach can stretch you and help you uncover the potential you’ve never taught you’ve.

  • A Great Motivational Speech

    Kudos to Al Pacino for relaying this very motivational speech to his football team. It’s an excerpt from the movie “Any Given Sunday”. What he said isn’t just applicable to football or any team sports. It’s also very true in real life. Ask yourself. Are you closing up the inches?

  • The Ironman

    A short but empowering video on the ironman triathlon. It really keep your vibes up, you know. But then again, I admit I’m somewhat biased. After all, I’ve just signed up for a 10km run!

  • Football Frenzy

    An incredibly motivating clip for our American Football sportsmen and fans out there. If this can give me – someone who know nuts about American Football – an adrenaline boost, I’m sure it can do wonders for you and your tournaments.

(5) Change The World, One Person At A Time

  • Challenge Day

    High school bullying is a phenomenon in many countries. Yes, even in my part of the world. This 15 minute excerpt of the Emmy award winning documentary showcases how this US based non profit organization transformed the lives of many teens. For the first 5 minutes of the clip, this seemed like any other documentary I’ve seen. It was only during that “cross that line” exercise that I started to sit up. Despite the diversity of each teenager, all of them – the bullies and the bullied – suffered some kind of insecurities. I guess that’s when the teens began to see they’re not alone. I’m moved. Are you?

  • Unity In Diversity

    A light hearted promotional ad in India about how one small boy’s initiative sparked off a team effort to remove a tree (that’s causing a traffic jam). Though simple, the message is very strong : Unity across diversity. Oh yeah, I love that upbeat song too. :)

  • Do You Still Remember How To Smile?

    Some people may find this fictional short film rather cliche. What mesmerized me about it is not so much the storyline. But rather the insights it draws upon. Watch for the slight twist at the end. Interesting.

(6) Scenes From The Movies

  • Rudy (Part I & II)

    Frankly, I’ve never watch Rudy, a true story based on an aspiring young man who dreams of playing football at the University of Notre Dame. But after going through this 2 part documentary, the inspiring scenes and the very fact that it’s a true story gripped me. It’s not just about football. It’s about going all out to fulfill the dreams you’ve set in your life. Awesome! I’ve already put this on my Must Watch movies for this year. Have you?

  • Rocky Balboa

    Rocky have decided come out of retirement to fight the younger, stronger heavyweight champ Mason Dixon. One day, his estranged son – whose relationship with Rocky was strained because he thought he was hired in his last job due to his last name – came to his restaurant to look him up. He wanted his father to withdraw from the competition. Rocky gave him an incredibly good wake up call. When I watched this in the cinema, I was so encouraged that I shed tears of inspiration. Yes, it was that good.

  • Chris Gardener

    Based on a true story, Chris Gardener is a self made millionaire, motivational speaker and philanthropist who was once forced to be homeless while he was doing an internship in a stock brokerage firm. This trailer video showed some of the many inspiring scenes – from his insistence to go to the internship interview even when he was just hit by a car, assurance to provide his son a better life, to his awesome father-&-son speech :“Don’t ever let somebody tell you you can’t do something. Not even me, alright?”. A good watch for all parents out there.

  • World’s Fastest Indian

    This is a short clip of the conversation between Burt Munro and the young boy who lived next door. Based on a true story, the legendary speed bike racer Burt had always dreamed of setting a new land speed record with his Indian – a motorcycle he bought in the 1920s. No one believed he could succeed. After all, he was just diagnosed with a serious heart ailment and told by the doctors not to race anymore. That young boy was his only supporter. And do you know what you might as well be if you don’t follow through your dreams? The answer, my friend is in the clip. Enjoy.

That’s all from me. Do you have any inspirational or motivational videos clips that you would like to share? Please do so in the comments!

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56 Responses to “21 Motivational Videos Clips That’ll Warm Your Heart”

  1. Walter Earnshaw (from the UK) at 7:42 pm

    Thank you very much, Goal setting College, for your wonderful inspirational and motivational videos, that you have allowed me to see – actually I have only seen 1 and a half so far and I reckon it will take a long time before I see them all,
    judging my condition at the moment – my eyes are still crying as I write you
    this email. I am a stumblupon member and I would love to forward your
    fantastic efforts with these videos to them, except I am not sure how to ‘ stumble’
    items such as this one. If I learn how to I definitely will pass this on to them.

    Yours truly, Elwaltura – a 75 years old silver-surfer.

  2. Lorraine Cohen at 11:46 pm

    Amazing collection Ellesse

    I watched some of them and I agree – keep the kleenex handy. These videos are a great reminder that what we view as impossible is belief that is worth challenging. Over 10 years ago, a dear friend of mine years ago was diagnosed with an illness and given less than a year to live. She refused to accept that and worked to reverse that situation working with her own skills, holistically, spiritually, and medical professionals.

    Thanks for a wonderfull post



  3. Ellesse at 1:32 am

    @Walter Thanks for your kind words! While it’s true I’ve spent some time gathering these videos, the fact that it’s able to touch even one of you, it’s an effort well worth it! No problems about the stumble. I’m already very happy that you think it’s good enough to share!

    @Lorraine Aren’t these people admirable? Your friend is indeed a heroine! Having dealt with a critically ill relative recently, I know it’s NOT EASY at all for your friend to really let go and challenge doctor’s advice that she’s destined to depart the world in x amount of time … Please help me send my regards to your friend and let her know she’s in my prayers.

  4. Shauna @ Follow Your Path at 4:10 am

    Hi, Ellesse;

    THANK YOU – what a generous gift you have put together and shared with us. Some I have seen and others I am still going through…all wonderful. I shall include a link to this list/your post on my blog this week…it needs to be shared with as many people as possible – I hope you don’t mind?…


  5. Ellesse at 10:52 am

    @Shauna definitely not! why would I mind if you’re sharing and touching more people’s lives with these videos? please go ahead… it will be my greatest pleasure…

  6. Kaled | at 9:09 pm

    Hi Ellesse,

    I like this kind of posts… many thanks, really.

    keep up your fine work.


  7. Ellesse at 1:11 am

    @Kaled you’re most welcomed. I’m glad you enjoyed it… :)

  8. Jamie Harrop at 10:25 am

    Hey Ellesse,

    Hope you’re well.

    I just thought you might like to know that your redirects seem to be broken, so the links to these videos don’t seem to be working.

    Just a quick heads up. :)


  9. Ellesse at 3:12 pm

    @Jamie, thanks a lot! I’ve just switched to a new host and there were some minor tweaks required! The links are back to normal… enjoy :)

  10. Dave at 2:26 am

    looking for a video a friend shared with me awhile back. Its a man singing/speaking, there is a beat in the background. i dont know the name of it but believe it says something about staying young and eating icecream. one of the most amazing things i’ve heard. Cant seem to find it on youtube, maybe you could help.



  11. Ellesse at 3:46 pm

    @Dave Hmm… I’ve not heard about that video before. Sorry, can’t help. But I’m game to check the video out once you’ve found it. It’s be interesting to know what’s the correlation between staying young and eating ice-cream :)

  12. elizabeth.ortiz at 8:31 pm


  13. Ellesse at 8:08 am

    @Liz Go ahead and cry. I did and after the crying, it actually renewed the determination in me to go all out in my goals. If they’re done their stuff despite their adversities, I know I ought to do more.

  14. Deesha at 5:54 am

    Thanks Ellesse,

    I have yet not gone thru the videos but i am very sure even before viewing them, that they indeed would be very useflul and motivating. If you dont mind i would to share them with my employees during our meetings. Thanks ya… :)

  15. Ellesse at 3:54 pm

    @Deesha Thanks so much for the kind words! And yes, please feel free to share these with your employees and I welcome them to post their feedback here too :)

  16. J.J. at 10:16 pm

    Here’s two other great motivational stories that are awesome. I really liked the woman without arms and rocky video clip. Rudy is great too.

    -Jason McElway

    - Terry Fox

  17. Ellesse at 4:18 am

    @J.J Thanks for the links! I particularly loved the McElway’s story. Amazing!

    For the rest of the readers who’ll like to contribute, please feel free to point me to great videos like what J.J. did as I might just add an update to this post to share this with the rest. Thank you so much in advance!

  18. sharon at 1:45 pm

    Hi Ellesse, you have such an awe-inspiring list. I would love your permission to share some on my site with my readers. I hope you won’t mind my doing that. Keep up the good work and thanks for the inspiration.


  19. Ellesse at 5:26 am

    @Sharon Not all all! Go ahead. And I’m really humbled by your kind words!

  20. MIKE JOHNSON at 5:14 pm


  21. Ellesse at 1:15 am

    @Mike What I’ve posted are just the links leading to youtube. Sharing the links should be fine I guess.

  22. Rick Bushnell at 4:15 am

    Thanks for the amazing collections. Very very inspiring. I like the Team Hoyt the most.

    I may add 2 more, Benjamin Zander and Rick Warren talks.

  23. Henrik Hansen at 6:06 pm
  24. Jill at 5:06 pm

    The school I work for filters YouTube, so we can’t use it. ‘Any way you could post these videos in another format? ‘Would be AWESOME!

  25. Ellesse at 2:38 am

    @Rick & Henrik Thanks for your contributions!

    @Jill Sorry to hear about that! I would love to but these videos aren’t posted by me so I can’t do much about it. If any fellow reader can help Jill, that would be very nice :)

  26. Keith Lawrence at 8:30 am

    These motivational videos have truely moved me, i am at a point in my life where change has to take place. I have no other choice.Thank you so much.

  27. Deepak Rajpal at 7:15 am

    i must just say thanksss…

  28. Tendai Handina at 7:06 am


  29. madhu jha at 2:34 am

    in my view inspiring and motivating someone who is broken but not asking for help is the greatest service to the mankind…congratulations for the great work……….keep on motivating

  30. Kirby Horton at 1:25 pm

    Don’t forget “Remember The Titans” as a very inspirational movie. Also, “Jerry Macquire” has a lot of life lessons for the right age group.

  31. shah fahad husami at 4:40 pm

    It s amazing to watch the video not just watch but feel it or learn from it….they taught us that we alway cry for lackinggg ….want more.. or cure the luck…say oh ..god ..u r partial to meeee…… but it time to realize our uniquenesss ..coz everyone is unique in himself/herself…so try explore ur the world … dont copy others…..become a chaacter that others feel proud to copy uuuuuuuuuu….
    And thaks a lot for pasting these video links….please keep it up…and inform us.

  32. mahesh at 12:47 pm

    no nothing can spoke

  33. Barro at 6:09 pm

    Here’s a little music video I’ve just put together that talks (or rather sings) about choices we make when it comes to pursuing our dreams, and the price we sometimes pay for that.

  34. svgiri at 11:34 am

    Iam desperately looking for audio speech of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. Can any one help/guide me to get this please??????????????? my mail id is

  35. Vigneesha at 7:18 am

    caught this video as I was going around Penang (Malaysia), and later realized it had more than a pretty scenery and nature sound…
    and re-edited it with a friend..

  36. piyush at 8:47 am

    Extremely wonder of you guys to allow me to see the movies , keep going have a great future

  37. Greg at 4:15 am

    @Dave: Here’s the video you were looking for:

    It’s called “Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)” by Baz Luhrmann

  38. Ellesse at 6:33 am

    @Greg Thanks for your kind help! So it’s not ice cream but sun screen :)

  39. Peter at 1:48 am

    This video was produced by a Daddy who is blessed with 3 little girls. The footage was shot over the course of more than a year at various points in the girls early life. The song was selected because it represents the bond and love the sisters have for each other.

  40. Jimmy at 5:18 pm


    Thanks for these wonderful videos. Most of them made me cry. I think we as a human race need to see more of these instead of the great athletic achievements. These stories truly stir our hearts to action. I have started my own collection through my site because of seeing these stories. Do check some of them out, you might want to include them in your site as well.

  41. Ellesse at 2:51 am

    @Peter Thanks for your video. Your gals are beautiful! Send my love and regards to all of them and mummy!

    @Jimmy Thanks for your kind words! You’re right, all these inspiring vids just reminds us how much we should appreciate every single day and create our own wonderful stories too! Will check out your site! Cheers!

  42. Jimmy at 4:14 pm

    Hi Ellesse,

    Thanks for your reply and promise to check my site. I also wrote you an email. Just wondering if you have received? BTW here are my contributions to your collection of inspiring stories. (4 yr old handicap boy’s dream come true) (The Miracle League)

  43. Ellesse at 8:38 am

    @Jimmy Thanks for your contributions! Replied your email already :)

  44. Josh at 8:54 pm

    For some reason, none of your links are accessible any longer. It seems as though each has a URL makeover? Is there anyway that you could fix that problem so that kids could be shown these in an educational setting? I use them for character education discussion starters. Let me know! Thanks!

  45. Ellesse at 4:23 am

    @Josh Thanks for the headsup! There were some technical incompatiability between Youtube and my url redirection software so I’m now linking directly to the videos. You can check them out now! Once again, thanks a lot! I wouldn’t have known about this error with your notification!

  46. deepak kumar at 12:05 pm

    i want to acheive my goal. so pls tips to me to motivate my self towards d goal.

  47. decimalhead at 6:39 pm

    I’m going to share this at group tonight. Oh the power of a SMILE!

  48. Jojo Pera at 5:48 am

    I truly appreciate the effort that you made in doing this video. It may not be much but I would like to thank you for this. It truly is an eye opener for us. It made life more meaningful and the world far more greater than what we see now. It made me think of how fortunate I am to be given a chance to enjoy my life and all the things that comes with it.

  49. 100poundsgone at 10:19 pm

    These are amazing! I had to stay motivated to lose 100 pounds, Things like this really make you feel good!! Thanks! :-)

  50. tkumarr at 4:36 pm


    Thanks Ellesse, I love your collection.!! Could you please refer me some more motivational videos,movies websites..I love these kind of sites…

  51. Stephen at 9:02 pm

    Do You Remember How To Smile? Wow!!! What a great little film. The most amazing thing about it is that i found myself smiling whilst engrossed in the film. This film is a 100% guaranteed mood changer I have posted it on my self-help website.

  52. TarunKumar@MotivationalBlog at 7:19 pm

    Great Collection of Videos…Everything depend on will power !!

    If you think you can or if you think you can’t in both cases you are right !!

  53. Linda at 6:56 am

    Thank you for sharing. Do you know if the Power of Choice video is saved somewhere else?

    Sometimes powerful videos can change our way of thinking. When I was in high school, the video of Occurance at Owl Creek Bridge changed my consciousness. I would like to share 2 videos:

    Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge

    WARNING: This video will change your life.

  54. Cairns magnets at 2:42 am

    Wow! Congrats you did a good job. I am surprise on this video..

  55. trish at 7:42 am

    it was a great movie what ive watch,,, that 5 years old baby that already know how to play a musical piano because even me i hate to play piano but when i tried it like the baby i realize that pianoing is one of my talent because i learn a lot of it tnk youso much for the vedio clip keep inspiring

  56. melissa at 12:42 pm

    Does anyone know where to get the inspirational video in which you type your name in the beginning and the video then has your name in it?


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