Top 5 Inspirational Videos of 2009

It's the end of the year, so it's time for some annual "best of" lists. Since the end of the year is also the beginning of a new year, I thought it would be good to start with the best inspirational videos of the year.

These five short videos were all posted on YouTube in 2009, and all generated far more views than other videos in this genre. As such, they obviously speak to people at a very fundamental level.

I've added polls for you to vote on how effective they are making you feel inspired and (of course) I'm always open to comments and suggestions.

I do have this challenge, though. I challenge anyone to watch all five videos and not feel more positive about life, and about your career, than when you started.

This is good stuff for anybody who's serious about sales, and serious about success. Enjoy!

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VIDEO #5: Life = Risk

This video is the perfect antidote to times when people have told you that you can't succeed.

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VIDEO #4: Don't Give Up

For many people, professional sports is the ultimate motivator, since the players must be motivated beyond belief to succeed in such a competitive field. This video builds -- simply and elegantly -- on that belief.

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VIDEO #3: Are You Going to Finish Strong?
This video shows two things. First, that whatever problems you think you're facing... you don't have any REAL problems. And second, no matter what your limitations, you can turn them into advantages.

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VIDEO #2: Be Powerful Beyond Measure
This video is a bit more grim than the others, but it has seen a lot of traffic, and it's moving at a gut level, even if you haven't seen the movies on which it's based.

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VIDEO #1: I Dreamed a Dream
You've probably already seen it, but if you haven't, it's definitely worth watching. Probably one of the most inspirational television moments of all time.