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22 Videos That Will Inspire Greatness In Your Life

22 Videos That Will Inspire Greatness In Your Life

You can`t deny the effect of a motivational video on someone`s mood.

Right below are the 22 most inspiring videos on the web.

Enjoy them.

Motivational videos that will inspire greatness in you

1.The one armed Yankee

To be the United States` top amateur athlete, an Olympic gold medalist, play for one of the best baseball teams in the world and score a No-Hitter.

It`s already hard for the two handed, but Jim Abbott did it with only one.

2.The one foot landing

In 1996, the US gymnastic team was one step away from winning their first Olympic gold medal if only could the 18 year old Kerri Strug finish her last vault.

For Kerri, a former Olympic bronze medalist it was like taking a candy from a baby, just sprint, jump and land safely.

She could even do it with both eyes closed if only she was fit.

With a twisted ankle, Kerri has to sprint down the runway, jump off the spring board, fly spinning through the air and stick the landing…. All on one foot.

She could quit and nobody would blame her, but she chose to fight, and she won her moment of life.

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3.The Art of winning

“I said I was the greatest before I ever could be” Muhammad Ali

In almost every competition, the side who has the winning edge will end up winning and Muhammad Ali knows that.

It is a fact that hard work pays off, but when there is a small difference between competitors, the side who is mentally stronger will always win.

Muhammad Ali, Usain Bolt, Michael Schumacher, Yelena Isinbayeva, Michael Jordan, LA Lakers, Manchester Utd, Real Madrid, Barcelona and the Yankees…. They don`t just win, they Dominate, why?

Because they win it in their minds before it starts, they win their game it mentally.

They are champions and champions win before they even play

4.Even when you are down, you still have something

You will always have something that can pull you up, anytime, anywhere. Even if you`re a homeless, or an ex drug addict. You will always have it.

Just like this man.

5.BOUNCE

You win by the times you bounce back when you hit the floor, that`s when you expect nothing but victory.

6.With the right motive, you can do miracles

What are the odds for a basketball player (pro or amateur) to hit a game with a goal in mind of scoring +60 points?

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Chris Paul scored 61 points to honor the death of his 61 year old grandfather who was shot prior this high school game.

 7.You are supposed to fail

Everybody fails, you just either accept it, or beat it and get something out of it.

Failure is inevitable, but you have the power not to allow it to become your destiny…

It`s only when you don`t quit.

8.Doctors said he can`t, but who cares about doctors

Simply watch this video

9.The woman who proved that age is just a number

At 47 and and looks like this, it`s easy to judge this lady, only if you mute this video

10.You don`t have to win to gain respect

This race was his last hope to get an Olympic medal, but he got injured mid-race which meant that the 27 year old British runner Derek Redmond will no longer be able to achieve his dream (at 31, it`s too hard for a runner to win a 400m Olympic race).

But despite his torn hamstring, Derek insisted to finish the race with the help of his father creating one of the most remembered moments in the history of the Olympic Games.

11.Thirty seconds to flexibility

The art of fitting in.

Legendary martial artist Bruce Lee talking about the most powerful element on earth.

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12.The best comeback in the history of football

On May 2005 Liverpool and AC.Milan met on the UEFA champions league final match.

In a winner takes all game, the English team was a 3 goals behind only 45 minutes after the game starts, but with the help of their captin Steven Gerard, liverpool players scored 3 consecutive goals within only 20 minutes from the beginning of the second half, leading the game to a penalty shootout which they won by 3-0 securing their fifth champions league cup and making one of the best comebacks of the history of football.

13.Fear is just an illusion

This guy describes how he managed to get rid of his fear of public speaking

14.The best revenge is Massive success

Family comes first, and you must appreciate your old man …..

We all know that, but this man looks like he`s got something to prove.

The moral behind this:

Close your mouth and your work will shut them all.

15.Inch by inch, play by play till you finish

You can`t imagine how an extra step can do… Al Pacino knows it

16.You can always do more

The best explanation to Al Pacino`s speech.

One of the most inspirational scenes you can find in a movie.

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17.Greatness is Kindness

Here`s something to encourage you do some good.

The power of kindness

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKyh2ugjiE4

18.Insights from the funniest man on earth

Here is someone`s comment about this video:

“Really impressive speech from Jim Carrey. Definitely worth watching from 10 mins on. Have always enjoyed his comedy, but am even more impressed with his insights.”

19.You got a dream, you gotta protect it

Will Smith with the best advice a dad can give to his own son.

Don`t ever let somebody tell you you can`t do something…

20.This how coaches should be

I wish I had a coach like this man, one of the greatest speeches ever.

21.You are not a loser until you believe so

From a perceived loser to the best marketer ever been born… Steve Jobs shares his life story at Stanford

22.Can`t end without mentioning this video

The  Italian stallion Rocky Balboa shares his wisdom about life and success.

A video you can`t stop seeing.

Featured photo credit: shutterbugamar/ via flickr.com

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Last Updated on July 17, 2019

The Science of Setting Goals (And How It Affects Your Brain)

The Science of Setting Goals (And How It Affects Your Brain)

What happens in our heads when we set goals?

Apparently a lot more than you’d think.

Goal setting isn’t quite so simple as deciding on the things you’d like to accomplish and working towards them.

According to the research of psychologists, neurologists, and other scientists, setting a goal invests ourselves into the target as if we’d already accomplished it. That is, by setting something as a goal, however small or large, however near or far in the future, a part of our brain believes that desired outcome is an essential part of who we are – setting up the conditions that drive us to work towards the goals to fulfill the brain’s self-image.

Apparently, the brain cannot distinguish between things we want and things we have. Neurologically, then, our brains treat the failure to achieve our goal the same way as it treats the loss of a valued possession. And up until the moment, the goal is achieved, we have failed to achieve it, setting up a constant tension that the brain seeks to resolve.

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Ideally, this tension is resolved by driving us towards accomplishment. In many cases, though, the brain simply responds to the loss, causing us to feel fear, anxiety, even anguish, depending on the value of the as-yet-unattained goal.

Love, Loss, Dopamine, and Our Dreams

The brains functions are carried out by a stew of chemicals called neurotransmitters. You’ve probably heard of serotonin, which plays a key role in our emotional life – most of the effective anti-depressant medications on the market are serotonin reuptake inhibitors, meaning they regulate serotonin levels in the brain leading to more stable moods.

Somewhat less well-known is another neurotransmitter, dopamine. Among other things, dopamine acts as a motivator, creating a sensation of pleasure when the brain is stimulated by achievement. Dopamine is also involved in maintaining attention – some forms of ADHD are linked to irregular responses to dopamine.[1]

So dopamine plays a key role in keeping us focused on our goals and motivating us to attain them, rewarding our attention and achievement by elevating our mood. That is, we feel good when we work towards our goals.

Dopamine is related to wanting – to desire. The attainment of the object of our desire releases dopamine into our brains and we feel good. Conversely, the frustration of our desires starves us of dopamine, causing anxiety and fear.

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One of the greatest desires is romantic love – the long-lasting, “till death do us part” kind. It’s no surprise, then, that romantic love is sustained, at least in part, through the constant flow of dopamine released in the presence – real or imagined – of our true love. Loss of romantic love cuts off that supply of dopamine, which is why it feels like you’re dying – your brain responds by triggering all sorts of anxiety-related responses.

Herein lies obsession, as we go to ever-increasing lengths in search of that dopamine reward. Stalking specialists warn against any kind of contact with a stalker, positive or negative, because any response at all triggers that reward mechanism. If you let the phone ring 50 times and finally pick up on the 51st ring to tell your stalker off, your stalker gets his or her reward, and learns that all s/he has to do is wait for the phone to ring 51 times.

Romantic love isn’t the only kind of desire that can create this kind of dopamine addiction, though – as Captain Ahab (from Moby Dick) knew well, any suitably important goal can become an obsession once the mind has established ownership.

The Neurology of Ownership

Ownership turns out to be about a lot more than just legal rights. When we own something, we invest a part of ourselves into it – it becomes an extension of ourselves.

In a famous experiment at Cornell University, researchers gave students school logo coffee mugs, and then offered to trade them chocolate bars for the mugs. Very few were willing to make the trade, no matter how much they professed to like chocolate. Big deal, right? Maybe they just really liked those mugs![2]

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But when they reversed the experiment, handing out chocolate and then offering to trade mugs for the candy, they found that now, few students were all that interested in the mugs. Apparently the key thing about the mugs or the chocolate wasn’t whether students valued whatever they had in their possession, but simply that they had it in their possession.

This phenomenon is called the “endowment effect”. In a nutshell, the endowment effect occurs when we take ownership of an object (or idea, or person); in becoming “ours” it becomes integrated with our sense of identity, making us reluctant to part with it (losing it is seen as a loss, which triggers that dopamine shut-off I discussed above).

Interestingly, researchers have found that the endowment effect doesn’t require actual ownership or even possession to come into play. In fact, it’s enough to have a reasonable expectation of future possession for us to start thinking of something as a part of us – as jilted lovers, gambling losers, and 7-year olds denied a toy at the store have all experienced.

The Upshot for Goal-Setters

So what does all this mean for would-be achievers?

On one hand, it’s a warning against setting unreasonable goals. The bigger the potential for positive growth a goal has, the more anxiety and stress your brain is going to create around it’s non-achievement.

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It also suggests that the common wisdom to limit your goals to a small number of reasonable, attainable objectives is good advice. The more goals you have, the more ends your brain thinks it “owns” and therefore the more grief and fear the absence of those ends is going to cause you.

On a more positive note, the fact that the brain rewards our attentiveness by releasing dopamine means that our brain is working with us to direct us to achievement. Paying attention to your goals feels good, encouraging us to spend more time doing it. This may be why outcome visualization — a favorite technique of self-help gurus involving imagining yourself having completed your objectives — has such a poor track record in clinical studies. It effectively tricks our brain into rewarding us for achieving our goals even though we haven’t done it yet!

But ultimately, our brain wants us to achieve our goals, so that it’s a sense of who we are that can be fulfilled. And that’s pretty good news!

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