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World's Best Motivational Videos

One of the great challenges in selling, and indeed in business in general, is keeping yourself motivated. I've learned over the years that many top performers use motivational books and tapes to keep themselves in the right attitude for success.

However, I believe that motivational videos are even more effective because they communicate through both your eyes and your ears. Here are the ten best motivational videos of all time, in my opinion. Nine are serious; one is funny. Watch all ten and I guarantee that you'll be massively more motivated to succeed than you were before you started.

Here's the first, which hopefully will get you motivated to watch the rest. There's a poll on the final page to vote for your favorite.

#10: Be Great, Powerful Beyond Measure

#9: Overcoming Adversity
This one is particularly good if you're having problems in the workplace.


#8: Rocky Balboa
Seeing the words and hearing them at the same time really drives the point one home on this one.


#7: Life = Risk
This is the video to watch if you're feeling under-appreciated.


#6: Don't Bully
I liked this one because it was made by a bunch of kids to motivate other kids. Great to see such creativity, and heart, among people so young.


#5: Elements of Greatness
This is the kind of thinking that I always wanted to hear from my managers... but seldom received, alas...


#4: Nothing is Impossible
This one is a bit long and starts slow, but has a huge payoff.


#3: What Drives You To Succeed?

#2: We're All In This Together
A reminder that you're not alone.


#1: The Motivation Fairy
And, finally, something from the crown prince of Motivation, Scott Adams! Note: the motivational part comes at the end.


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