Motivate for a Better You – These Speeches/Videos can change you from unhappiness to happiness and success

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How often do you wake up miserable, dreading work, or lacking the energy to even get out of bed?
How often does it feel like the world is closing in on you?
How often are you strained by financial worries, lack of support or just a fear of failure?
How often do you feel like you will never find the happiness you seek?
How often does depression take over your life?

I would be surprised if anyone could not identify with one or more of those questions.
Take some time each day (5, 10, 15 minutes) and listen.? Listen closely to the words of these inspiration videos and find the inner confidence, peace and happiness you seek.

It will change you…

Bonus – Montages

I Hope You Dance: Advice on Life You Should Never Forget

“The greatest risk in life is taking the chance on life.”

“Let us praise famous men and our fathers that begat us. All these men were honoured in their generations and were a glory in their days. We are here today to give thanks for the life of Harold Abrahams. To honour the legend. Now there are just two of us – young Aubrey Montague and myself – who can close our eyes and remember those few young men with hope in our hearts and wings on our heels.” – Lord Andrew Lindsay – Chariots of Fire

On one sunny afternoon in the Bronx, Derek Jeter, right off the disabled list, danced his way into the history books acting out a script that could have been written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by James Cameron. It was a poetic journey as the Captain of the New York Yankees became the first player in pinstripes to strike 3000 hits in his career as he launched a home run decisively into the outfield bleachers. As 54,000 fans and millions of viewers stood to honor the man and the achievement for over five minutes, it was clear that this was not an isolated moment in sports history. This was a moment, drafted in the stars and played out as fairy dust fell from the heavens. Derek would go five for five including the game winning hit on this day, but as he hugged each one of his teammates and remembered those that were not there with him, he embraced a moment that will forever be in his and our hearts.

Derek danced.

Life is dictated by responsibility. Responsibility for the financial well-being of ourselves and our families. Responsibility for defining the morals that we bestow. Responsibility leading a life that our parents had set for us. Out of respect and admiration for our upbringing, many feel the need to “pay back” our parents with a life of moral solitude.

Yet, are we risk adverse because of the fear of harm or the perception that if we step into the unknown we become vulnerable and thus open the door for predators to take advantage of our weakness.

The human mind is a challenging foe whose very existence is our greatest challenge. It numbs the senses and imparts the lessons of routine, comfort, stability and patience.

If you collect all of these thoughts, they are nothing more than barriers to the Dance.

We are a civilization that for millions of years has thrived on innovation. The ability to create what does not exist has set the standards for everything from fire to space travel.

The most memorable successes occur when our backs are against the wall, the resources are limited and your only support is the will to know you can accomplish anything.

You are the will, compassion, fortitude, and strength to release the greatness within you. We are raised to dream; to reach for the stars and accomplish anything. Life shouldn’t interfere with the innocent notions you had as a child. If anything, life should strengthen the desire to want to meet and exceed those goals. All of us, whether wealthy or poor, receive an invitation to the dance. Some go, some don’t, some stand in the corner while the very few who know that it is an honor to stand alone on the center of that dance floor and shine will become greater than even their own imagination could visualize.

To be free to spin, jump and twirl and see things in this world that only you can see; what a thought. It is that perception that will carry over into the next generation and history will remember you, the shy boy or girl that dared to step on that shiny floor and let your soul be naked for all to see.

It is time to dance.

Reach into the pockets of that dress or suit and find that list you created that has you reaching into the unknown and let it out. Don’t give up, don’t let go…Just make the unthinkable happen and enjoy the ride.

“Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be” – George Sheehan


Success is a Choice – Lessons from Stephen Curry

Success is not something you are born with.? It is not a hereditary trait.? It is not through money or privilege that we find complete satisfaction and acceptance in our accomplishments.

Success is derived from a personal choice.? It is the decisions we make and the actions we take that separate those that are going through the motions and those that truly leave a lasting mark on their surroundings and the people in their lives.? It is a recipe of passion, hard work, focus and attitude.

Road map is simple:

To plan

To motivate

To practice

To perfect

To never accept no

This is a choice successful people make.? It is a dedication to something much bigger than themselves.? Alan Stein narrates this inspirational look at why Stephen Curry is one of the most exciting and accomplished athletes in the world.

Listen and absorb the message.? It is strong, it is powerful and it is all within ourselves.

We talk about how great and successful Charleston is, but it is the people that truly define a place.

Do you have what it takes to be successful?