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.
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.
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.
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.
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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