With regards to “motivational speaking”, I’m slight skeptic. So, imagine my surprise when I found that regularly watching motivational videos had a significant influence on my life. There’s nothing scientific concerning this experiment. It’s the concept of anecdotal. It’s my own singular experience, placed within the context of an extremely busy lifestyle. I can’t guarantee that the outcome of the videos which i describe to you below will have a similar impact on your daily life. I can only testify to how my own life has changed after adopting this one daily habit.
Every day, on my own drive into work, I would personally launch random motivational video #1 and pay attention to it during my forty-minute drive. The motivational videos were typically 5 to 7 minutes each. The precious lesson through the lives of achievers is they chip away at their mental blocks more consistently as opposed to others. Ten TED Talks underscore one particular thing – it’s all in the mind.
Next, during lunchtime, I would slip on some headphones and tune in to another random 5-minute motivational video #2. Finally, on my drive back home at the conclusion of the day, I would personally randomly select motivational video #3. In the beginning, I came across the schedule difficult to keep. I’m normally a very busy and driven person as it is, so remembering to listen or watch another video wasn’t always easy. However, in just the initial few days, I started noticing some quite interesting, almost unnerving, alterations in myself.
How will you feel about motivational videos? It may seem that they’re nothing but glorified, digital pep rallies where overly optimistic people preach empty words of success, victory, and ultimately happiness. The one thing that I never might have expected about this experience had not been the fact that the motivational videos did actually deliver more energy and a lot more drive on a daily basis – that’s predictable. What wasn’t predictable was that doing this experiment would modify the entire focus of my well being.
Instead of you dealing with each video channel on YouTube, we thought we’d ease the responsibility and recommend a couple of choice clips that will tell you how to boost your productivity. Because I paid focus on each one of the speakers during these videos, I began exploring at my well being a bit more – in the issues i took as a given; at the habits I’d formed for comfort as opposed to my dreams; and at the choices I had made for all the wrong reasons.
It absolutely was during a long hike one day (having a motivational video playing in my headset) when the realization finally hit me. Up to on that day, I’d been making choices according to what all others might think of me. I chose engineering as opposed to writing, because our family convinced me that centering on money first would allow me to give attention to my dreams later. I chose a long term goal of management at my job, instead of a long-term goal that will make me truly happy. Then the next questions to ponder came along, through these sessions of listening to motivational videos:
What things do you want to be remembered for? In the event you knew you weren’t likely to be here tomorrow, would you be making choices and seeing a job you hate simply because you’re scared of what might happen later if you pursue your dreams today? I’d been working my entire life – working more hours per day than most people – just to survive; to get out of debt, to keep my head above mounting medical bills, to offer my family a better life, and also to hopefully leave something to my children when I’m gone.
There is certainly one motivational quote from Les Brown that struck me like a ton of bricks – it’s something which I’ll remember: “The graveyard is definitely the richest place on earth, since it is here that you can find all of the hopes and dreams that have been never fulfilled, the books that were never written, the songs which were never sung, the inventions that have been never shared, the cures that were never discovered, all because someone was too afraid to adopt that initial step, keep using the problem, or determined to handle their dream.” So, that was the moment of realization. But did it materialize into anything real?
Believe it or not, it absolutely was only on Week 2 of this experiment which i started noticing actual, physical variations in my well being. I’m uncertain if this was the larger energy level the videos gave me each morning, however for mnrdud strange reason, I had dropped ten pounds inside the initial two weeks of this experiment.
Somewhere because second week, once I needed presented those key life dreams, I sat down and took a good look at my to-do list and my long term plans. My previous list had such things as starting 4-5 businesses that I was thinking will make lots of money. My new list looked entirely different – and as opposed to starting off focusing on money, I centered on if I imagined myself being happy in 10-twenty years if these new dreams were successful.
What I realized was rather shocking – I wound up deleting the majority of my past so-called “dreams”. Why was I so focused on making more money, after learning throughout my well being that earning more cash was never enough – that I always needed more? Instead of surviving, my new focus – and my new daily goals as well as-do lists – would be focused not on surviving, but on thriving; being happy today, because we’re not guaranteed to have tomorrow. No one is guaranteed tomorrow. Today is actually all you truly have – today, this moment, is what you must work together with. So, every moment must be the best; not lived in fear of a potential with not enough, but lived with all the belief that should you everything you love today, tomorrow your life is going to be more than you ever imagined possible.