3 Quick Motivational Pick Me Ups: Get Over that Hump!
Some days I am amazing and unstoppable! I can tackle whatever I put my mind to and then some. But there are other days when I need an extra little push, some motivation.
Here are 3 things that give me that extra shove when I just can’t seem to get into gear.
1. Will Smith’s Words of Wisdom
We all know who Will Smith is but did you know that he could be so inspirational? Some smart person put together a video montage of Will’s more moving and energize quotes, stories and clips. It’s like you are getting to peek inside his brain and see how he got to be so successful. What amazes me even more is that despite his accomplishments and success, he still pushes and has that hunger and drive.
2. So Ambitious- Jay-Z featuring Pharrell
I have a whole playlist of songs that get me motivated or inspire me. They range from gospel to rock to hip hop. For the sake of your attention span, I picked one song that kicks me into gear.
I am a HUGE Jay-Z fan and a HUGE Pharrell fan. I love it when they do songs together. When I heard “So Ambitious”, the person inside of me who has ever been doubted screamed out “YES!” Sometimes, I hear a song and I wonder if the artist has a camera secretly following me around or a chip planted in my head and they take what’s going on and write a song.
I love it when somebody doubts me or underestimates me. Like the song says “The motivation for me, is them telling me what I could not be.” Don’t tell me what I can and cannot do because I WILL prove you wrong. Listening to this song just reminds me that everybody isn’t rooting for me or supportive, but that doesn’t have to stop me. I let it propel me to even greater heights.
3. Resiliency by Eric Thomas
A friend sent me this video clip and I really had to pause for a second and reflect. Every time I’ve achieved great things, I usually had a moment when I wanted to give up or didn’t think things would work out. But I pressed on and POW! Goal achieved and surpassed. Eric Thomas uses the Buster Douglas and Mike Tyson fight to illustrate why you should keep pushing, keep digging and NEVER give up. You don’t always have to be the hare, the turtle gets to the finish line too.
What gets you motivated? What gets you over the hump?