As part of my morning routine I like to watch motivational content on Youtube in order to really kick start my day. I have a playlist of videos which cover a range of topics within the personal development umbrella such as the law of attraction, time management, goal setting, visualisation, self-discipline and self-image.
Every morning I play one of these videos as I complete a different task (e.g. getting dressed or eating my breakfast) which helps to ensure that I am effectively utilising my time each day. Because this has been an effective process in getting myself motivated I thought I’d share a small selection of my favourite videos which can hopefully inspire you too.
The Importance of Staying Positive! – Law Of Attraction
I love this video because its focus is on happiness and the benefits of having the right attitude. The speaker outlines a short and simple exercise that you can do, either before bed or first thing in the morning, which he calls ‘visioneering’. Fundamentally it involves visualising whatever it is that you desire and getting emotionally involved with this mental picture by recalling a positive memory in order to fuel your ‘visioneering’ process.
Jim Rohn – Keep Your Goals to Yourself
Jim Rohn is a charismatic, honest and exceptional human being. I’ve been watching his videos for a long time and he’s definitely a motivational speaker that I’ll continue to come back to time and time again. In this video Jim outlines some useful tips for setting goals – both in the long and short run – specifically for your career, finances and your health.
Carol Dweck – The Power of Believing That You Can Improve
This is a very insightful Ted Talk about the benefits of looking to the future with optimism and expectation. In this video Carol Dweck uses the example of kids doing a maths problem in order to demonstrate the importance of being pragmatic and not being too critical of ourselves, no matter what age we are at.