We all need inspiration. And given the current state of the world, it is almost hard to come by. But YouTube has it all. There’s are videos to inspire you, motivate you, encourage you, and even teach you new and helpful facts about yourself. Here’s a very short list:

1. How to become your best when life gives you its worst.

Given how this 2020 has been for everyone, this is honestly a very important TED Talk. You can click here for more videos on how to make the best of this year and other years.

2. Get comfortable with being uncomfortable

In this TED Talk, Luvvie Ajayi shares what helps her live her life to the fullest, helplessly. If like Luvvie, you want to live life to the fullest, just click here for an endless trove of inspiring videos.

3. Inside the mind of a master procrastinator

We all procrastinate, no lies. But this TED Talk breaks down that habit in a way that will give you more insight and motivate you to become even more productive.

4. 3 Questions to ask yourself about everything you do

“What do I want?” “Why do I want it?” “How do I get it?” -Stacey Abrams answers these questions with sufficient explanation that will encourage you to examine everything. Click here for more videos on how to re-examine your life.

5. How to find the right person who can help you get ahead in your place of work

Getting ahead is very important. Not only in one’s work, but also in other aspects of one’s life. This video teaches how to find the right person that will help you do that.

In terms of connecting with the right people, here’s a list of videos to help you.

6. The danger of a single story

This is one of the videos that established Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as a speaker of great renown. But beyond that, this video will teach you how to view people with full consideration of their humanity. For more videos of Chimamanda Adichie, click here.

7. How to rewrite your life

The title alone is an indicator of what to expect. Given how this year has shocked us unexpectedly, we need new ways to rewrite our life and take charge. For more videos on taking charge, click here.

There’s always so much to see on YouTube, so much to inspire you into taking action about your life. Just go to YouTube to get started. Na you go tire.


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