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10 Must-Watch Inspirational YouTube Videos

10 Must-Watch Inspirational YouTube Videos

We cover a lot of inspirational quotes here at Lifehack. By reading 1-2 lines, you can easily get inspired to take action. However, sometimes the power of video can convey a much more powerful message than a sentence can ever make. The following list contains 10 Must-Watch inspirational YouTube Videos. You may have watched some of them before but they are worth watching again. Enjoy!

#1 Get Back Up, Nick Vujicic

Nick is by far the most motivational and inspirational person. Nick, born with no limbs, shows us how to find something few people ever find in their entire life.

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#2 Failure is not falling down, but failing to get up after falling

Falling doesn’t mean failure. When you don’t give up, you can never fail! Derek Redmond shows what going through the pain barrier to complete an Olympic race is really like.

#3 Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

An Inspirational YouTube Videos List cannot be completed without the last lecture videos. Randy Pausch talks about his life lessons and gives advice to students on how to achieve their goals and dreams.

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#4 Free Hugs Campaign

In the age of social networking, most people in world lack basic human touch with others. Sometimes, the world is so simple that a hug is all that we need. Juan Mann in this video conducts the Free Hugs Campaign and uses his bare hands to make a difference.

#5 A Father’s amazing love

This video is about a father and son who went on to complete the Ironman marathon together despite the fact that Rick, the son, has never been able to walk nor talk in all his life and his father, Dick, had a heart condition.

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#6 Christian the Lion

This is a video about the reunion of Christian the Lion and his former owners. This is one of the success stories of putting a wild animal back where it belongs.

#7 Neil Gaiman – Inspirational Commencement Speech

One of the best commencement speeches given by Neil Gaiman shows you how to be creative and successful as an artist.

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#8 Confidence help you to achieve the next level in life

Paul Potts, is a phone sales guy, and in this video he doesn’t look like a singer but he believed in himself when others didn’t. This video truly shows that it’s “what’s on the inside matters most”.

#9 Never Give Up

Fight for yourself using all the energy and every drop of blood in your body. You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.

#10 Protect your Dreams

You want something. Go get it. Period.

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Last Updated on April 8, 2020

Why Assuming Positive Intent Is an Amazing Productivity Driver

Why Assuming Positive Intent Is an Amazing Productivity Driver

Assuming positive intent is an important contributor to quality of life.

Most people appreciate the dividends such a mindset produces in the realm of relationships. How can relationships flourish when you don’t assume intentions that may or may not be there? And how their partner can become an easier person to be around as a result of such a shift? Less appreciated in the GTD world, however, is the productivity aspect of this “assume positive intent” perspective.

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Most of us are guilty of letting our minds get distracted, our energy sapped, or our harmony compromised by thinking about what others woulda, coulda, shoulda.  How we got wronged by someone else.  How a friend could have been more respectful.  How a family member could have been less selfish.

However, once we evolve to understanding the folly of this mindset, we feel freer and we become more productive professionally due to the minimization of unhelpful, distracting thoughts.

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The leap happens when we realize two things:

  1. The self serving benefit from giving others the benefit of the doubt.
  2. The logic inherent in the assumption that others either have many things going on in their lives paving the way for misunderstandings.

Needless to say, this mindset does not mean that we ought to not confront people that are creating havoc in our world.  There are times when we need to call someone out for inflicting harm in our personal lives or the lives of others.

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Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO of Pepsi, says it best in an interview with Fortune magazine:

My father was an absolutely wonderful human being. From ecent emailhim I learned to always assume positive intent. Whatever anybody says or does, assume positive intent. You will be amazed at how your whole approach to a person or problem becomes very different. When you assume negative intent, you’re angry. If you take away that anger and assume positive intent, you will be amazed. Your emotional quotient goes up because you are no longer almost random in your response. You don’t get defensive. You don’t scream. You are trying to understand and listen because at your basic core you are saying, ‘Maybe they are saying something to me that I’m not hearing.’ So ‘assume positive intent’ has been a huge piece of advice for me.

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In business, sometimes in the heat of the moment, people say things. You can either misconstrue what they’re saying and assume they are trying to put you down, or you can say, ‘Wait a minute. Let me really get behind what they are saying to understand whether they’re reacting because they’re hurt, upset, confused, or they don’t understand what it is I’ve asked them to do.’ If you react from a negative perspective – because you didn’t like the way they reacted – then it just becomes two negatives fighting each other. But when you assume positive intent, I think often what happens is the other person says, ‘Hey, wait a minute, maybe I’m wrong in reacting the way I do because this person is really making an effort.

“Assume positive intent” is definitely a top quality of life’s best practice among the people I have met so far. The reasons are obvious. It will make you feel better, your relationships will thrive and it’s an approach more greatly aligned with reality.  But less understood is how such a shift in mindset brings your professional game to a different level.

Not only does such a shift make you more likable to your colleagues, but it also unleashes your talents further through a more focused, less distracted mind.

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