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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.

    Featured photo credit: Call for Motivation Infographic via grabmyessay.com

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    Last Updated on March 23, 2021

    Manage Your Energy so You Can Manage Your Time

    Manage Your Energy so You Can Manage Your Time

    One of the greatest ironies of this age is that while various gadgets like smartphones and netbooks allow you to multitask, it seems that you never manage to get things done. You are caught in the busyness trap. There’s just too much work to do in one day that sometimes you end up exhausted with half-finished tasks.

    The problem lies in how to keep our energy level high to ensure that you finish at least one of your most important tasks for the day. There’s just not enough hours in a day and it’s not possible to be productive the whole time.

    You need more than time management. You need energy management

    1. Dispel the idea that you need to be a “morning person” to be productive

    How many times have you heard (or read) this advice – wake up early so that you can do all the tasks at hand. There’s nothing wrong with that advice. It’s actually reeks of good common sense – start early, finish early. The thing is that technique alone won’t work with everyone. Especially not with people who are not morning larks.

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    I should know because I was once deluded with the idea that I will be more productive if I get out of bed by 6 a.m. Like most of you Lifehackers, I’m always on the lookout for productivity hacks because I have a lot of things in my plate. I’m working full time as an editor for a news agency, while at the same time tending to my side business as a content marketing strategist. I’m also a travel blogger and oh yeah, I forgot, I also have a life.

    I read a lot of productivity books and blogs looking for ways to make the most of my 24 hours. Most stories on productivity stress waking up early. So I did – and I was a major failure in that department – both in waking up early and finishing early.

    2. Determine your “peak hours”

    Energy management begins with looking for your most productive hours in a day. Getting attuned to your body clock won’t happen instantly but there’s a way around it.

    Monitor your working habits for one week and list down the time when you managed to do the most work. Take note also of what you feel during those hours – do you feel energized or lethargic? Monitor this and you will find a pattern later on.

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    My experiment with being a morning lark proved that ignoring my body clock and just doing it by disciplining myself to wake up before 8 a.m. will push me to be more productive. I thought that by writing blog posts and other reports in the morning that I would be finished by noon and use my lunch break for a quick gym session. That never happened. I was sleepy, distracted and couldn’t write jack before 10 a.m.

    In fact that was one experiment that I shouldn’t have tried because I should know better. After all, I’ve been writing for a living for the last 15 years, and I have observed time and again that I write more –and better – in the afternoon and in evenings after supper. I’m a night owl. I might as well, accept it and work around it.

    Just recently, I was so fired up by a certain idea that – even if I’m back home tired from work – I took out my netbook, wrote and published a 600-word blog post by 11 p.m. This is a bit extreme and one of my rare outbursts of energy, but it works for me.

    3. Block those high-energy hours

    Once you have a sense of that high-energy time, you can then mold your schedule so that your other less important tasks will be scheduled either before or after this designated productive time.

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    Block them out in your calendar and use the high-energy hours for your high priority tasks – especially those that require more of your mental energy and focus. You also need to use these hours to any task that will bring you closer to you life’s goal.

    If you are a morning person, you might want to schedule most business meetings before lunch time as it’s important to keep your mind sharp and focused. But nothing is set in stone. Sometimes you have to sacrifice those productive hours to attend to other personal stuff – like if you or your family members are sick or if you have to attend your son’s graduation.

    That said, just remember to keep those productive times on your calendar. You may allow for some exemptions but stick to that schedule as much as possible.

    There’s no right or wrong way of using this energy management technique because everything depends on your own personal circumstances. What you need to remember is that you have to accept what works for you – and not what other productivity gurus say you should do.

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    Understanding your own body clock is the key to time management. Without it, you end up exhausted chasing a never-ending cycle of tasks and frustrations.

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