In the past few months there has been times when it has been difficult to keep my spirits up. There is so much negativity in the media and the doom and gloom can get a little overwhelming. When I feel a little overwhelmed, I seek out inspiration to lift my spirits and to get me motivated to continue to focus on my purpose.

Here is my list of top 6 videos that have, in one way or another, inspired me:

Success, failure and the drive to keep creating | Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert was once an “unpublished diner waitress,” devastated by rejection letters. And yet, in the wake of the success of ‘Eat, Pray, Love,’ she found herself identifying strongly with her former self. With beautiful insight, Gilbert reflects on why success can be as disorienting as failure and offers a simple — though hard — way to carry on, regardless of outcomes.

Dangerous times call for dangerous women | Pat Mitchell

Pat Mitchell has nothing left to prove and much less to lose — she’s become a “dangerous woman.” Not dangerous as in feared, she says, but fearless: a force to be reckoned with. In this powerful call to action, Pat invites all women, men and allies to join her in embracing the risks necessary to create a world where safety, respect and truth burn brighter than the darkness of our current times.

Why Your Critics Aren’t The Ones Who Count | Brené Brown

There is nothing more frightening than the moment we expose our ideas to the world. Author and vulnerability researcher Brené Brown shows us how to deal with the critics and our own self-doubt by refusing to “armor up” and shut ourselves off. “Not caring what people think,” she says, “is its own kind of hustle.” Instead we must “reserve a seat” for the critics and our own self-doubt. “Tell them, I see you, I hear you, but I’m going to do this anyway.”

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The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong | Amy Morin

Everyone has the ability to build mental strength, but most people don’t know how. We spend a lot of time talking about physical strength and physical health, but much less time on mental strength and mental health. This video brought me to tears as it reminds me that no matter what happens in life, we have the ability to get through tough times.

Power of Woman – Inspirational Video

It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously  that you might not have lived at all. In which case, you’ve failed by default. Do you believe you are worthy of happiness, success, joy and abundance.

Our Deepest Fear | Marianne Williamson

A stunningly beautiful video montage with quotations spoken by the author Marianne Williamson. We are all meant to shine! As we let our own light shine, we give other people the permission to do the same. Move past your fear. It doesn’t just help you, it helps the world.

I hope by sharing some of my motivational videos, it has lifted your spirits and given you the encouragement to keep going and not to give up.

If you have a favourite motivational video, share it below. I would love to see it!