My 50 Favorite Pieces Of Motivational Content
Posted by Michael Vacanti
Motivation, as a subject, seems to polarize people into two opposing camps.
- those who “love” motivation, “need” motivation, and would be dominating life “if they could just get more” motivation.
And across a divide of film score laced pump up speeches…
- those who are disgusted by motivation, discrediting it of any merit whatsoever.
Both are camps are wrong.
Does Motivation Have Value?
Motivation is temporary, can be fleeting, is overplayed in instagram/meme/hustle culture, and cannot hold a candle to self-discipline.
Some people spend hours looking at memes, deriving positive feelings back by zero action.
This is what I call the “bad” kind of motivation, the kind of motivation cynics hate.
However, this does not discredit motivation. And, in my personal experience, its value comes in one major way:
Motivation comes from building a circle of influence containing people you don’t know in real life.
That’s one amazing thing about the internet: it can give you insight to another person’s thoughts, feelings, and mood without that person being physically present.
People often say:
“But Mike! You have Roman and GaryVee! I don’t have anyone to motivate me!!”
Well, I don’t have Andy Dufresne or Eminem or Bryan Callen in my life. In fact, I’ve never met any of those guys. But they motivate the hell out of me.
“You become the average of the 5 people closest to you” is real.
There is a reason cliches become cliches. If I’m sitting next to you at Starbucks or I’m sitting next to you in from your glowing screen, I’m influencing you.
How I Use Motivation
Now, make no mistake about it, motivation is not a substitute for doing the actual work.
But, it can serve as a spark or method for changing your mindset and mood, which can lead to changes in your work ethic and output.
I enjoy the following content during strength training, cardio, and commuting.
Hope you like it:
50 Best Pieces Of Motivational Content
6. GaryVee: I Wish (note: I was in London at this speech; it’s my favorite of GV’s of all time)
13. HBO Boxing Theme
26. Batman Begins
27. The Shawshank Redemption
28. Straight Outta Compton
40. Nas – One Mic
43. Eminem – Legacy
46. Eminem – Bad Guy
47. John Romaniello @ Day #1 of my RFS Internship
Hope you enjoyed the list!
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