Inspiration is one of those wonderful things that sneaks up on you isn’t it? You’ll spend an afternoon, racking your brain over a problem. You look at it from this angle, then that….and you get nothing. Time wasted right? So maybe you turn to the encouraging words of inspirational quotes or an inspirational video that tell you to never give up. You watch one, maybe two and you still come up with diddly squat. But on the trip to the coffee pot all of a sudden it shows up. The way forward. That answer you’ve been searching for reveals itself and you get to move on.
And that is exactly the purpose of every inspirational video. Their purpose is to inspire growth. To help you move on, to continue your life journey. To plant that seed for growth. Inspirational videos can help you never give up.
The right inspirational video can help you refocus…
Recently I’ve been having a few days of feeling kind of conflicted about this blog and it’s purpose. Because I tend to stall when I’m in this kind of mood, I decided to try something a little different. So each morning, as I’m drinking my first cup of coffee in the morning, I’m going to watch an inspirational video of some sort.
Whether it’s focus is on overcoming blogger burn out or job burn out. Spiritual growth or emotional survival, an inspirational video has a sole purpose and that is to help you move forward.
Tony Robbins doing a TedTalk has got to be super motivating wouldn’t you say?
The first video on Day One was of Tony Robbins doing a TedTalk. Because I know you’re going to get more from listening to him, than from me trying to explain him, I’m not going to go over the video point by point. I wouldn’t want to waste your time with that. Yet for the sake of maybe kickstarting your own thinking, I’ll share a single idea that I did settle on for how it impacted me. And maybe you’ll agree with me after you’ve checked it out…or maybe your revelation will be different.
This first one caused me look at my life experience, only to discover a pattern that I’ve repeated time and time again. So often has this pattern occurred, that I’ve actually adopted a kind of flippant attitude about it even as I failed to recognize it’s damage.
Of course, this sticks me with a new problem doesn’t it? Now that I recognize it, what am I going to do about it? But that’s for another post and we’ll talk about that another day.
Where ‘wisdom’ comes from is less important than the wisdom itself.
Nevertheless, getting back to the here and now, I think that sometimes we all need to listen for ‘wisdom’ that comes from outside ourselves. Whether direct from nature or tucked in the words and ideas of someone else. So I hope that you can find a few minutes to spend with each of these videos. Maybe one per day and see what you come up with that helps to ‘move you forward’.
Tony Robbins speaking at a TedTalks in 2007
His question to you being: What motivates you to do what you do?
Speakers Les Brown, Eric Thomas and Will Smith
Their message to you: What idea do you want to represent you?
Speaker Dan Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness
The message: Our amazing brain structure wires us to be able to choose a way to be happy in any and every situation.
Will Shakespeare never made an inspirational video…..but maybe he should have.
Shakespeare once said, ’Tis nothing good or bad, but only thinking makes it so.
THREE VIDEOS, THREE IMPRESSIONS
- #1 – what motivates you
- #2 – what idea do you want to represent you
- #3 – your brain can choose how happy you will be with whatever the choices you make.
A few months ago, I wrote a guest post here, for Heather Leguilloux’s blog, where I talked about changing your outlook on life. and used the example of my horse Sierra being really sick The reason I thought of that was because just as the third video suggests, I was able to choose to look at a really bad situation and decide HOW I was going to think about it. I could choose to wallow in grief and guilt as I tried to fix and alleviate her suffering. Or I could choose to remember all the good times and how much I loved her. Sort of ‘strengthened by love’ you know.
While it’s hard to see any good at all in that situation (hey Will, are you letting me down with that one?), I came to understand almost accidentally, that my personal choice, my decision was going to make that experience even worse by me choosing to wallow and feel worse. Or I could chose some way that’d be more supportive and beneficial.
I think if you take the time to check these video’s out, you’ll find something that meets you wherever you’re at right now, today. And if everything is humming along, ‘tickety-boo’ as they say, then maybe your sub-conscious brain will pick up some little detail that’s going to help you down the road.
Love to hear from you so share your thoughts and let me know what you think. In the meantime, be safe, be kind and enjoy your day wherever you are!
As always, I will remind you that I’m not a medical doctor. I’ve spent the last 20 years focusing on and learning to ‘grow’ my own health however. And that’s what I’m sharing here. All of it based on my own experiences and also the things that I’ve learned from the real experts! Those are the researchers and doctors who’ve seen the actual patients, worked in the labs and write the medical reports that are sprinkled throughout these posts.
My goal is to motivate and help you find your best way to live a healthier and more peaceful life. But I suggest strongly that you talk over any changes in your routines, with your doctor. This would include changes to your exercise routines and any medications you might be taking or other supplements.
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