Visual Spinach: Three Motivational Videos
It’s the thing I get asked about almost more than anything else.
My usual answer is, “Don’t rely on motivation. create habits and then be consistent.” So, get up in the morning at 5:00am not because you’re motivated to do it (trust me, you’ll be waiting for a long time), but because that’s just what you do.
But the truth is, sometimes we need a little ass-kicking. Something to get the blood flowing so we can rally. I find most of my motivation from other people in life, but when the internet is the only option out there, there are plenty of options that will get you fired up. These three have been doing it for me lately (PS: I found them all at Devour.com):
Eiger Speed Record
This guy makes me want to run and jump and do dangerous, life-threatening shit. Moreover, he makes me happy – because he’s clearly happy in his adventures (madhouse crazy too, but that’s another story). Finally, this video features a song I put up a few days ago: Coming Home by Radical Face. Fuckyeahinspiringlittleclimber!
Navy Seal Ad
Yeah, I know this is basically a lame navy seal ad, but listen to this guy talk about his work day. Listen to the way he uses his time and doesn’t waste a single minute of it. Lack of time is another big complaint I hear a lot. Don’t wait to find more time, make your own.
Greatest Pep Talks Ever
“It ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep getting up again.” and other gems. Sure, these are all dudes and the dude-y testo-fest at the end is a little scary, but fuckit – I love a good sports drama as much as anybody else and this reminds me to go head butt the world every now and then.