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15 Most Motivational Things That Can Inspire Anyone

15 Most Motivational Things That Can Inspire Anyone

No two people have the exact same thoughts on what is or is not motivating. However, there are a few things that are globally considered to be motivational. When people area asked questions such as:

  • What movie inspires you?
  • Who touches you with their life story?
  • When you are feeling down, what song do you look for on Spotify?
  • If you could read one motivational book, which would it be?
  • If you had to create a cross-stitch sticker of an inspirational quote to hang on your office wall, what would it be?

There are answers that come up over and over again. So, to that end, here is the ultimate list of motivational things by GrabMyEssay blog.

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Most Motivational Things Ever

    The Most Motivational Book Read by Go-Getters

    Stephen Covey’s classic “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” is the clear winner here. However, “Awaken the Giant Within”, by Anthony Robbins is another great choice. It did not make the list, but “How to Win Friends and Influence People” also made a decent showing.

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    The Best Movie to Watch When You Need to be Inspired

    There is nothing more motivational than a man, who in spite of being locked in prison for over a decade, still manages to appreciate beauty. This is why “The Shawshank Redemption” is the most motivational film ever. We also love “My Left Foot”, the inspirational story of a severely disabled young man.

    The Person Whose Life Story Should Inspire Everybody

    There are several people who came very close to winning in this category. However, at the end of the day, Stephen Hawking is the most inspirational human being due to his extraordinary ability to contribute to science, entertainment, and culture for decades while suffering from a debilitating motor neuron disease. There are definitely others who will have as great an influence as Mr. Hawkins did. Malala is certainly one of these people. Her courage has inspired women and girls around the world, and it has stirred a movement encouraging brave young girls to get an education.

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    The Quote that Every Single Person Should Tape to their Office Door

    “I haven’t failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work” – Thomas Edison. Edison has many famous quotes that have been repeated multiple times over the years. This particular quote demonstrates his famous ability to combine ironic humor with encouraging motivation. The great boxer Muhammad Ali and Walt Disney are two other sources of great, inspirational quotes.

    The Ultimate Motivational Song

    There can be no other. This song has an intense build up, passionate lyrics about failing and getting up and trying again, a driving beat, a great chorus, and rapper Eminem’s signature machine-gun delivery. “Lose Yourself”, by Eminem is the ultimate motivational song. This was hard to determine, as some people are motivated by lyrics, and other by beat, volume, and tempo.

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    Would your list of the ultimate motivational things be different? That’s great. Everybody should come up with their own lists of what inspires and motivates them. Then, they should make sure that they keep those things close to them.

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    Last Updated on November 15, 2018

    Success In Reaching Goals Is Determined By Mindset

    Success In Reaching Goals Is Determined By Mindset

    What do you think it takes to achieve your goals? Hard work? Lots of actions? While these are paramount to becoming successful in reaching our goals, neither of these are possible without a positive mindset.

    As humans, we naturally tend to lean towards a negative outlook when it comes to our hopes and dreams. We are prone to believing that we have limitations either from within ourselves or from external forces keeping us from truly getting to where we want to be in life. Our tendency to think that we’ll “believe it when we see it” suggests that our mindsets are focused on our goals not really being attainable until they’ve been achieved. The problem with this is that this common mindset fuels our limiting beliefs and shows a lack of faith in ourselves.

    The Success Mindset

    Success in achieving our goals comes down to a ‘success mindset’. Successful mindsets are those focused on victory, based on positive mental attitudes, empowering inclinations and good habits. Acquiring a success mindset is the sure-fire way to dramatically increase your chance to achieve your goals.

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    The idea that achieving our goals comes down to our habits and actions is actually a typical type of mindset that misses a crucial point; that our mindset is, in fact, the determiner of our energy and what actions we take. A negative mindset will tend to create negative actions and similarly if we have a mindset that will only set into action once we see ‘proof’ that our goals are achievable, then the road will be much longer and arduous. This is why, instead of thinking “I’ll believe it when I see it”, a success mindset will think “I’ll see it when I believe it.”

    The Placebo Effect and What It Shows Us About The Power of Mindset

    The placebo effect is a perfect example of how mindset really can be powerful. In scientific trials, a group of participants were told they received medication that will heal an ailment but were actually given a sugar pill that does nothing (the placebo). Yet after the trial the participants believed it’s had a positive effect – sometimes even cured their ailment even though nothing has changed. This is the power of mindset.

    How do we apply this to our goals? Well, when we set goals and dreams how often do we really believe they’ll come to fruition? Have absolute faith that they can be achieved? Have a complete unwavering expectation? Most of us don’t because we hold on to negative mindsets and limiting beliefs about ourselves that stop us from fully believing we are capable or that it’s at all possible. We tend to listen to the opinions of others despite them misaligning with our own or bow to societal pressures that make us believe we should think and act a certain way. There are many reasons why we possess these types of mindsets but a success mindset can be achieved.

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    How To Create a Success Mindset

    People with success mindsets have a particular way of perceiving things. They have positive outlooks and are able to put faith fully in their ability to succeed. With that in mind, here are a few ways that can turn a negative mindset into a successful one.

    1. A Success Mindset Comes From a Growth Mindset

    How does a mindset even manifest itself? It comes from the way you talk to yourself in the privacy of your own head. Realising this will go a long way towards noticing how you speak to yourself and others around you. If it’s mainly negative language you use when you talk about your goals and aspirations then this is an example of a fixed mindset.

    A negative mindset brings with it a huge number of limiting beliefs. It creates a fixed mindset – one that can’t see beyond it’s own limitations. A growth mindset sees these limitations and looks beyond them – it finds ways to overcome obstacles and believes that this will result in success. When you think of your goal, a fixed mindset may think “what if I fail?” A growth mindset would look at the same goal and think “failures happen but that doesn’t mean I won’t be successful.”

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    There’s a lot of power in changing your perspective.

    2. Look For The Successes

    It’s really important to get your mind focused on positive aspects of your goal. Finding inspiration through others can be really uplifting and keep you on track with developing your success mindset; reinforcing your belief that your dreams can be achieved. Find people that you can talk with about how they achieved their goals and seek out and surround yourself with positive people. This is crucial if you’re learning to develop a positive mindset.

    3. Eliminate Negativity

    You can come up against a lot of negativity sometimes either through other people or within yourself. Understanding that other people’s negative opinions are created through their own fears and limiting beliefs will go a long way in sustaining your success mindset. But for a lot of us, negative chatter can come from within and these usually manifest as negative words such as can’t, won’t, shouldn’t. Sometimes, when we think of how we’re going to achieve our goals, statements in our minds come out as negative absolutes: ‘It never works out for me’ or ‘I always fail.’

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    When you notice these coming up you need to turn them around with ‘It always works out for me!’ and ‘I never fail!’ The trick is to believe it no matter what’s happened in the past. Remember that every new day is a clean slate and for you to adjust your mindset.

    4. Create a Vision

    Envisioning your end goal and seeing it in your mind is an important trait of a success mindset. Allowing ourselves to imagine our success creates a powerful excitement that shouldn’t be underestimated. When our brain becomes excited at the thought of achieving our goals, we become more committed, work harder towards achieving it and more likely to do whatever it takes to make it happen.

    If this involves creating a vision board that you can look at to remind yourself every day then go for it. Small techniques like this go a long way in sustaining your success mindset and shouldn’t be dismissed.

    An Inspirational Story…

    For centuries experts said that running a mile in under 4 minutes was humanly impossible. On the 6th May 1954, Rodger Bannister did just that. As part of his training, Bannister relentlessly visualised the achievement, believing he could accomplish what everyone said wasn’t possible…and he did it.

    What’s more amazing is that, as soon as Bannister achieved the 4-minute mile, more and more people also achieved it. How was this possible after so many years of no one achieving it? Because in people’s minds it was suddenly possible – once people knew that it was achievable it created a mindset of success and now, after over fifty years since Bannister did the ‘impossible’, his record has been lowered by 17 seconds – the power of the success mindset!

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