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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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    6 Reasons Why Perfectionism Kills Your Productivity

    6 Reasons Why Perfectionism Kills Your Productivity

    Perfectionism sounds like a first world problem, but it stifles creative minds. Having a great idea but doubting your ability to execute it can leave you afraid to just complete and publish it. Some of the most successful inventors failed, but they kept going in pursuit of perfection. On the other end of the spectrum, perfectionism can hinder people when they spend too much time seeking recognition, gathering awards and wasting time patting themselves on the back. Whatever your art, go make good art and don’t spend time worrying that your idea isn’t perfect enough and certainly don’t waste time coming up with a new idea because you’re still congratulating yourself for the last one.

    1. Remember, perfection is subjective.

    If you’re worried about achieving perfectionism with any single project so much that you find yourself afraid to just finish it, then you aren’t being productive. Take a hard look at your work, edit and revise, then send it our into the world. If the reviews aren’t the greatest, learn from the feedback so you can improve next time.

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    2. Procrastination masquerades itself as perfectionism.

    People who procrastinate aren’t always lazy or trying to get out of doing something. Many who procrastinate do so because perfectionism is killing their productivity, telling them that if they wait a better idea will come to them.

    3. Recognize actions that waste time.

    Artists and all creative people need time to incubate; those ideas will only grow when properly watered, but if you’re not engaging in an activity that will help foster creativity, you might just be wasting time. Remember to do everything with purpose, even relaxing.

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    4. Don’t discriminate against your worth.

    No one is actually perfect. We often have tremendous ideas or write things that move people emotionally, but no one attains that final state of being perfect. So, don’t get down if your second idea isn’t as good as your first—or vice versa. Perfectionists tend to be the toughest critics of their work, so don’t criticize yourself. You are not your work no matter how good or how bad.

    5. Stress races your heart and freezes your innovation.

    Stress is a cyclic killer that perfectionists know well because that same system that engages and causes your palms to sweat over a great idea is the same system that kicks in and worries you that you’re not good enough. Perfectionism means striving for that ultimate level, and stress can propel you forward excitedly or leave you shaking in fear of the next step.

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    6. Meeting deadlines beats waiting for perfect work.

    Don’t let your fear of failure prevent you from meeting your deadline. Perfection is subjective and if you’re wasting time or procrastinating, you should just finish the job and learn from any mistakes. Being productive means completing work. You shouldn’t try for months or even years to perfect one project when you can produce projects that improve over time.

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