21 Motivational Videos Clips That’ll Warm Your Heart
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.
(1) Must Watch Motivational Video Clips (Warning, Kleenex Might Be Required!)
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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).
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.
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!
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
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.
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?
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!
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
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?
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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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