37 Videos That Will Blow Your Mind and Inspire Renegade Action

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37 Videos That Will Blow Your Mind and Inspire Renegade Action

It’s been an extraordinary year. And, as one of my thank you gifts for 2009, I’ve compiled this collection of 37 stunningly inspirational videos. Some you may know, many others will been new to you. But, each has immense power to instantly change your state of mind, your state of being…and your life. Not because of the cinematography, the music or the editing. But, because the stories they tell bring us spiraling instantly back to what really matters.

If you enjoy these inspirational videos, please:

  1. Revisit this post often to recharge and find motivation to come alive.
  2. Share any other videos you’d like to add to the list the comments below, and…
  3. Bookmark/share this post on del.icio.us, stumbleupon and twitter.

Without further ado, in no specific order…

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1. The Eyewriter – Giving graffiti artist paralyzed by ALS a way to create art with his eyes


2. Challenge Day: Powerful school experience changes kids’ lives.


3. The Years Are Short: Wonderful story about awakening to present moment

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4. Radio: scene where coach reveals why he has to help Radio


5. Rudy:
based on the true story of Rudy Ruettiger at Notre Dame

6. Legendary Knute Rockne Locker room speech

7. Girl’s Softball Magic: Incredible moment captured on film

8. Murderball: trailer to amazing film about wheelchair rugby players

9. Womens’ World Cup Soccer Moments

10. Any Given Sunday: famous motivational speech by Al Pacino

11. Lou Gehrig: On his last day shares how he’s the luckiest man alive


12. Jim Valvano: Extraordinary speech as ESPY awards about laughing, crying and learning


13. Meatballs - Epic Bill Murray “It just doesn’t matter” talk


14. Almost Famous – Tiny Dancer brings the band together


15. Dad returns from Iraq and surprises 6 year son in class


16. Paul Potts charms the world


17. Susan Boyle brings tears to the judges’ eyes

18. Good Will Hunting – It’s the little things you remember


19. Good Will Hunting – the bad times always wake you up to the good stuff


20. Stand By Me – sung around the world


21. Hip Hop Violin


22. Martin Luther King – I have a dream


23. Elizabet Gilbert talks about creativity


24. Benjamin Zander on shining eyes and one-butted playing


25. Tony Robbins on change


26. Jill Bolte Taylor shares her stroke of insight


27. William Kamkwamba: How I harnessed the wind


28. Julie Moss defines will in 1982 Ironman


29. Ben Underwood sees with his fingers and ears

30. Nick Vujicic on life without arms and legs

31. Autistic basketball player, Jason McElwain sinks a ton of shots

32. Michael Jordan failure Nike commercial

33. Steve Jobs on the mandate to do what you love

34. Randy Pausch’s last lecture at Carnegie Mellon

35. Free Hugs around the world

36. Dick and Rick Hoyt – what the love of a dad can accomplish

37. Rodrigo y Gabriela- Exquisite guitar reveals the outcome of passion and practice

If you’ve enjoyed this collection of my 38 most inspiration videos, please take a moment and bookmark, then share them.

And, feel free to add your own comments and additions in the comments below…


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54 Responses to “37 Videos That Will Blow Your Mind and Inspire Renegade Action”

  1. Sachit Gupta says:

    Jon, thank you. I’m sure as we look towards the new year, a lot of us needed this. To all of us looking to do what we love in the coming year, good luck, and may we all succeed.

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  5. Hi Jonathan,

    This is a fantastic list of motivational videos. I’d like to add another two of my all-time favourites. The first one is an absolute MUST-WATCH! This is definitely one of the best of the best. Enjoy.

    Motivational… Period!

    Validation

    Cheers~

    Mark

  6. Wow…what a collection. I could see people having these playing during the beginning of a leadership conference, or a team offsite. Very nice work. Thanks.

  7. Jeremy Long says:

    Wow… This is quite a list.

    If you’ve ever had to say good-bye to your kids when you really wanted to say “let’s play today”… if you’ve ever sat in your near-freezing car while heading down the highway to a job you absolutely hate… and if you’ve ever wondered if there was anything more to life… then this is the list to watch.

    Steve Jobs’ Stanford speech is great too. What a story!

    “Stay hungry; stay foolish.”

  8. Jonathan,

    Thanks for these reminders to be carefree, enjoy play, observe and absorb the here and now.

    It’s a good thing I didn’t have on makeup or my tears would have washed it away.

  9. Naomi Niles says:

    Oh, thank you! I am bookmarking this for my holiday viewing list. :)

  10. NeoAfroGuy says:

    This is quite a collection you have, Jonathan. I just heard you speak about your yoga business. What an inspiration. Thanks!

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  12. Thank you! I was looking for THAT Tony Pobbins to review..again.. :) andTiny Dancer.. gotta love that.. Many hugs for a happy holiday season, Jonathan.

  13. Andrea Reese says:

    Hey, Thanks for this amazing list of videos! What a great idea!

    Here’s a video by Barbara Sher, best-selling author of 7 incredibly inspiring and down-to-earth books about how to figure out what you really want.

    I’ve been a fan of hers for years.

    Enjoy!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfQAOPfi1o4

    • What an amazing collection! Thank you for taking the time to gather all of these in one place. I’ve bookmarked it to return to again and again.

      BTW, I have to agree with Andrea above, about Barbara Sher. She’s fantastic! (Ms. Sher first inspired me over 30 years ago with her books, and she continues to be awesome, even in her 70s.)

      I’d like to add my own own favorite Barbara Sher video: “Why You Must Do What You Love”
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31AYBZfy7jk&feature=relmfu
      Bet you can’t watch it without smiling.
      :-)

  14. Dear Jonathan!

    Great list! I am bookmarking this link for future reference as motivation is something I really need right as I am trying to start of as a financial planner.

    Thank you :)

    Best,
    Tomas

  15. Sally says:

    Thank you for putting this together.

    Since you posted Almost Famous Tiny Dancer – it’s become a favourite ‘storecupboard standby’ for state shifting.

    With this many additions the cupboard’s going to be full to overflowing!

  16. LisaNewton says:

    What a great list. I will be referring to this often.

    Here’s an oldie but a goodie you might want to add:

  17. LisaNewton says:

    Well, that didn’t work too well. :(

    Here the link to We are the World: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmxT21uFRwM

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  19. Hi Jonathan,

    As a life design strategist I know from experience that the kinds of messages that we are exposed to on a regular basis have a profound impact on how we view ourselves and the world around us.

    Unfortunately, far too many TV shows and movies offer negative, disfunctional, gruesome or just plain mindless content. To move our lives in a positive direction, we all need to find ways to expose ourselves more often to uplifting, inspiring and enlightening stories. Thank goodness for little gems like the videos in your list. They allow us to get a shot of inspiration whenever we need one.

    What a terrific list and wonderful gift for your readers. Thanks for sharing.

  20. DWongster says:

    I would second Mark Foo’s mention of Validation

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cbk980jV7Ao

  21. Dixie Darr says:

    Fabulous collection. Thanks, Jonathan. This is just what I needed (and didn’t know it).

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  23. Wow – that is amazing. 37 videos that will probably make you cry would have been a better title. :-)

  24. Nevin says:

    What a fantastic list. Thanks Jonathan. I’d like to suggest another. I know it’s another Ironman one, but I can’t get enough of Ironman Crawl.

    Don’t put those tissues away just yet.

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  27. Hugh says:

    Bookmarked! What a great idea for a post and a great lunch-time activity.

    Thanks Jonathan.

  28. Dataflurry says:

    Wow, incredible videos. I am a huge Lou Gehrig fan and that video gave me goosebumps knowing how terrible that disease is. Many great videos, thanks Jonathan

  29. Shann says:

    This is awesome …
    Love it!

  30. Thank you Thank you Thank You Great post

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  32. jon says:

    Great list jonathan, some inspiring videos

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  34. Ken Eklund says:

    Great list! I would add the “fair play for dreamers” Academy Award speech by Marketa Irglova – except that the Academy’s lawyers have apparently protected us from it. #irony #oscarfail

  35. Jonathan, thanks for compiling this wonderful list! The key to a positive mindset is the stuff we feed our brains and hearts with. thanks for putting this together. I’m going to bookmark this article!

  36. Paul Bogush says:

    Made my own list of videos today:
    http://moourl.com/6lsh1

  37. Oyun indir says:

    oo very nice scenes in there yes. very nice video. really had fun:) thanks.

  38. Ryan Dempsey says:

    I wanted to start off 2010 on as positive a not as I could, and this post has been a gold mine of inspiration for me. I linked to it from a post on my own blog. Thanks for posting these.

  39. KARIN GERME says:

    Thank you for this write.

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  41. oyun says:

    This is quite a collection you have, Jonathan. I just heard you speak about your yoga business. What an inspiration. Thanks!

  42. anthony says:

    Wow, great list of videos. I can tell that you probably spent a lot of time on this post. Thanks for the great videos.

  43. Edwin Jansen says:

    If you liked these videos there are 50 more great ones (although a few are the same) at the site http://www.Mouvment.com

    With so much crappola littering YouTube it’s great to find some places where the good stuff lives.

    Thanks for the effort Jonathan.

  44. Helder says:

    I loved it. Thanks for this great post. I special like the post n15 the marine arrival.
    I’m going to bookmark you.

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  46. x says:

    “If you’ve enjoyed this collection of my 38 most inspiration videos, please take a moment and bookmark, then share them.”

    Hey it’s 37 not 38 :p

    Great stuff.

  47. IyabunmiM says:

    Great set of collection here. Thank you for putting this all up and spending some time to make this amazing list. Kudos to you for this great set! truly inspirational.

  48. oyun says:

    thanx for sharing! I am bookmarking this for my holiday viewing list.

  49. praveen kumar says:

    jo thanx for improving the quality of our life and making us to know the real meaning of it.GOD shall shower all his blessings on you.

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  51. Nicole says:

    Thank you for putting this list of videos together. I’m in the library right now… and people are wondering why I am crying. :)