Top 10 – Most Epic Motivational Speeches

(dramatic orchestral music) – You take a drink with your friends and somebody says yeah, we
should go skydiving tomorrow. And you go yeah, we’ll
go skydiving tomorrow. Yeah, yeah! And you go yeah! And everybody goes yeah! So then that night
you’re laying in your bed and you just eh! And you’re terrified. You keep imagining over and over again jumping out of an airplane
and you can’t figure out why you would do that. You wake up the next day
and you go you know down you said where you were gonna
meet and everybody’s there. So you get in the van
and you like oh my God, oh my God, and your stomach is terrible. You can’t eat and everything. But you don’t wanna be the only punk who doesn’t jump outta this airplane. So you fly and you go up. You go up, you go up,
you go up to 14,000 feet and somebody opens the
door and in that moment you realize you’ve never
been in a frickin’ airplane with the door open and you’re
looking out down to death and they say on three! And they say one, two,
and he pushes you on two because people grab on three. And you go ha! And you fall out of the
airplane and in one second you realize that it’s the most blissful experience of your life. You’re flying. There’s zero fear. You realize at the point of maximum danger is the point of minimum fear. It’s bliss! Why were you scared in
your bed the night before? What do you need that fear for? Everything up to the
stepping out there’s actually no reason to be scared. It only just ruins your day. The best things in life on
the other side of terror. On the other side of
your maximum fear are all of the best things in life. (dramatic orchestral music) – I didn’t have an easy experience. I didn’t have come in
as a top rated recruit. I didn’t come in with the
opportunity to play right away. I had to earn it. And you know what the greatest
honor I’ve ever received as a player is? In my fourth year and my fifth year I was named team captain. That to this day is the
single greatest achievement I’ve ever had as a football player because the men in this room chose me to lead their team and
these were my best friends. These were the guys that
knew that I liked to work, that knew that I loved football, that knew that I loved to play, that knew that I wanted to be
the quarterback from Michigan. And all the lessons that I
learned here on State Street and in the big house, that’s still what I
bring to practice today. And after 14 years I love the game more than I’ve ever loved it. Where did I learn the love for the game? Where did I learn to practice? Where did I learn to compete? It was sitting in the same chairs that you guys are sitting in today. (dramatic orchestral music) – There was a young man
who, you know, he wanted to make a lot of money and so
he went to this guru right? He told the guru, you know,
I wanna be on the same level you on and so the guru
said if you wanna be on the same level I’m on
I’ll meet you tomorrow at the beach at four a.m. He liked the beach. I said I wanna make money. I don’t wanna swim. Guru said if you wanna make money I’ll meet you tomorrow four a.m. So the young man got there four a.m. He all ready to rock and
roll, got on his suit. The old man grabs his hand said how bad do you wanna be successful? He said real bad. He said walk on out in the water. When he walks out to the
water it goes waist deep. So he like this guy crazy. I wanna make money. He got me out here swimming. But the old man said I thought you said you wanted to be successful. He said I do. He came, dropped his
head in, held him down, hold him down, just before
my man was about to pass out, he raised him up. He said I got a question for you. He said when you were under
water what did you wanna do? He said I wanted to breathe. He told the guy, he said
when you want to succeed as bad as you wanna breathe
then you’ll be successful. And I’m here to tell you number one that most of you say
you wanna be successful but you don’t want it bad. You just kinda want it. You don’t want it badder
than you wanna party. You don’t want it as much
as you wanna be cool. Only those who risk going
too far can possibly find out how far one can go. Are you hearing me? You don’t count the cost on this one. You don’t count the cost on this one. You just do what you gotta do on this one and then you look back when it’s all over and you see the reward. You look back and you
see the accomplishment. You don’t count it. You just look back and you
see that you succeeded. So what I’m telling you is
you can’t count the cost because if you count the cost and you see how much it costs you might quit. You might give up. So you gotta go in knowing
that I don’t count the cost. Listen to me. You don’t count how many breaths you take. You don’t count it. You get to a point where
you don’t count it. You just do whatever it takes
to get whatever you want. (dramatic orchestral music) – Like this lion. He’s the king of the jungle. Huge mane on there. He’s laying down under a
tree in the middle of Africa. He’s so big. So hot. He doesn’t wanna move. Now the little lion comes. They start messing with him. Biting his tail, biting his ears. He doesn’t do anything. The lioness, she starts messing with him. Coming off, making trouble, still nothing. Now the other animals they notice this and they start to move in. The jackals, hyenas, barking at him, laughing at him. They nip his toes and eat the
food that’s in his domain. They do this and they get
closer and closer and bolder and bolder till one day that lion gets up and tears the shit into everybody, runs like the wind, eats
everything in his path ’cause every once in awhile the lion has to show the jackals who he is. – Everything you people have told me I didn’t have the technology, I didn’t have the right contacts, I didn’t have the time,
I didn’t have money. Everything you’ve told me, I didn’t have enough
Supreme Court Justices. Those are resources. And so you’re telling me I failed because I didn’t have the resources and I’m here to tell you
what you already know. Resources are never the problem. It’s a lack of resourcefulness
is why you failed. Because the ultimate resources
are emotional states. Creativity, decisiveness, passion, honesty, sincerity, love, these are the ultimate human resources. And when you engage these resource you can get any other resource on earth. Resourcefulness is the ultimate resource. And if you don’t have what you want stop telling yourself a story because you don’t have the
money, you don’t have the time. That’s bullshit. It’s because you haven’t
committed yourself where you would burn your boats. If you wanna take the fuckin’ island burn your fucking boats and
you will take the island ’cause people when
they’re gonna either die or succeed tend to succeed. – I was in this strange little hotel and I just lost the competition. I cried all night. I was this 21 year old kid
and I was crying all night. But then eventually I got back again and kept thinking about
what am I doing in America? I’m here to beat all of
the American body builders. To be up here to beat
all of the body builders all over the world. So let’s get our act together. There will be payback time. It is so important that
you work your butt off. Don’t ever look for shortcuts. You have to recognize that
there are 24 hours a day. We sleep six hours a day and I know there are some of you that say wait a minute, I take more time to sleep. I say just sleep faster, okay? ‘Cause you should only
spend six hours in bed because otherwise it’s a waste of time and then you have 18 hours left. Most people work let’s
say eight or 10 hours. So now you still have eight hours left. What do we do with this eight
hours is really the question. So this is when you have to
study and learn something new. The key thing is to keep
in mind what is your goal and keep looking at that as you get up and dust yourself off. Okay? – He sleeps on the floor. Him and two other dreamers up there. Look at ’em. It was hard, ladies and gentlemen, coming to speak to people. And I was facing financial
difficulties in my own life. I was behind on my bills and my dreams and I’m saying to them
you can live your dream! It was hard, ladies and gentlemen. It was very difficult to
pick myself up each day believing that I could do it. There were times that I doubted myself and said God, why is this happening to me? I’m just trying to take care
of my children and my mother. I’m not trying to steal
or rob from anybody. Why did this have to happen to me? It was very hard. And here’s what I wanna say to you. For those of you that have
experienced some hardships, don’t give up on your dream. No one coulda convinced me by holding on, by continuing to push forward, by continuing to run toward my dream. It’s a long shot ladies and
gentlemen from Liberty City in an abandoned building on the floor, never knowing my mother or father. It’s a long shot being here with you today in this dome in Atlanta. It’s a long shot! No college training, labeled
eligible mentally retarded but I kept running toward my dream! Don’t stop running towards your dream! – I’ve had my shares of ups and downs. I’ve had many struggles. I’ve had blood clots in both
my lungs at the same time and I lived through
tragedies and controversies and people looked down on me, put me down because I didn’t look like them. I look stronger. I’ve had people look past me because of the color of my skin. I’ve had people overlook
me because I was a woman. I had critics say I will
never win another Grand Slam when I was only at number seven and now here I stand today
with 21 Grand Slam titles and I’m still going. And I cannot help but
think of my favorite poet Maya Angelou and she has this poem called And Still I Rise. So here it goes. You may write me down in history with your bitter twisted lies. You may trod me with the very dirt. But still, like dust, I rise. Just like moon and suns
with the certainty of tides. Just like hopes and springing high. Still I rise. Did you wanna see me broken? Bowed head and lowered eyes? Shoulders falling like teardrops, weakened by my soulful cries? Out of the huts of history’s shame I rise. From a past that’s rooted in pain I rise. Into the daybreak that’s
wonderfully clear I rise. Bringing the gifts that
my ancestors gave I rise. I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise. I rise. I rise. – 35 years of lifting weights
and open heart surgery dying three times on the operating table. CT. So you should sit down, sir,
because of your diagnosis and don’t do a damned thing. Ha. Bullshit. Hell no. Every time I go to the doctor they tell me what I shouldn’t be doing. And what I should be doing. And what I won’t do, and what I can’t do. And I politely go out the door and do whatever the fuck I wanna do. And I’m gonna do that until
they throw dirt on top of me. It’s my life and I choose to live it the way I wanna live it. It’s impossible. I’ve heard that so many times. It’s just impossible. Can’t be done. It is impossible until
some crazy son of a bitch has the audacity to
believe that no matter what the expert or the doctor says I can still do that shit. Will is the key. Will. Will power. Anytime that you give your best effort, that you give everything
that you possibly can give there is satisfaction in knowing that I did my absolute best. I did all I could do. There’s victory in that. Remember what you are. Remember what you are. Remember who the fuck you are. (dramatic orchestral music) – I’d had like 106 dollars in the bank and like I said I had to sell my dog and things were not
looking very, very good. My 40 dollar car had just blown up so I was taking the bus to work. I had no film history,
no real film knowledge. I was just working from, I guess, instinct and I knew this was
like the moment of truth and they said Sylvester, are you ready? I said no. But Rocky is. ‘Cause so often I had gone to fight films or sporting films, yes
we’re gonna go out there. We’re gonna knock ’em out. You’re gonna win. I said no. I’m not gonna win. I’m going to get destroyed. But if I can just be lucid, if I can still be standing
on my feet, you know what? Then life isn’t so bad. And I think again, symbolically, at the very end of our lives
if we can still say you know we were never humbled. We were knocked down but we got up and I can say I lived life with integrity and I took all the blows
and I still prevailed. I think that’s a good epitaph for anyone and that’s what I try
to capture in this film. But more importantly, you can’t be alone. To really succeed, no
man really is an island. When you find the right
components in your life, the right people that gel with you then you feel as though you’re invincible. (dramatic orchestral music)

100 thoughts on “Top 10 – Most Epic Motivational Speeches

  1. I been crying every day, multiple times a day, after an accident on the highway.
    It was getting bad as the days went on, I started experiencing panic attacks and losing sleep.

    Then I watched this, something I did regularly when I pushed myself through a year in university.

    CT Fletcher.
    Everyone's speech in here was something I needed but CT Fletcher's(super imposed over my current life situation) was what woke me up.
    I slept last night.
    I woke up 5am to lift and I'm gonna have a GODDAMN GOOD DAY because I fuckin said so.


  2. Thank you for sharing. This has made my day. In a short sentence this has brought the daylight to my night!!

  3. jumping out a plane isnt the most awesome experience. you have to put a nappy on first

  4. People it dosent matter where you are or what road is behind you its all about whats in front of you whats beyond your line of sight i have the faith in each and everyone of you so dream and dream big WE CAN WE MUST DO IT

  5. Will Smith: One, two and at two we was out, shit… and just falling, the first 10 second was crazy, but the Rest like the heven.

  6. The motivational speeches are great, the music in the background. Not so much

  7. 8, 6, 5, 4 2, and 1 spoke to me the most. We all need it. Not just from those who are living and doing what they love to bring hope to those who aren't there or facing struggles, but also from those who are presently there, in the heat of the moment, fighting the good fight, to be able to one day say, I didn't give up and here I am. We need those in the journey and those at the destination. Both can be just as powerful and necessary.

  8. Jumping from
    an airplane at 14,000 ft.,
    unless it's to save a life
    is just plain SENSELESS.

  9. i have given u dislike to the video because u have not given a option to download

  10. why the music included in the speeches…no need for music its only disturbing the speeches…

  11. Then You realise how good will smith is an actor. He's just explaining spontaneously somethin (the nightmare, the party, the jump) and it's like a movie. Amazing Will.

  12. Where is #7 from?? Man he is so good at delivering speeches like that!

  13. You all helped, but Mr. Fletcher most of all. He has found the fire and lit it in others. Thank you.

  14. I jumped out of an aircraft at age 64 with my then 29 year old daughter. We did the ground school together. We had to wait for the weather to settle and clear before the jumpmaster and pilot thought the conditions were ok. It was a warm summer Saturday morn. It had rained the night before and there were visibility issues . While waiting we giggled with anticipation . When we exited the plane there was no hesitation. We did what we came to do and it was great. At 10000’ it was quite cold and during free fall we accelerated to 130 mph before chute deployment. We were each harnessed to an instructor so chances of error were minimal. I recommend it. I feel sorry for those who hesitate. Step out of the numbness of certainty and familiarity. Dave Heitman Semper Fidelis

  15. All I want is to make 5k extra a month tax free to start my mobile Soup Kitchen

  16. في كل مرة اذهب فيها للطبيب
    كل ما يخبرني به
    هو ماذا علي فعله
    وما عليه تجنبه
    مالذي لم افعله
    ومالذي لا استطيع فعله
    وبكل ادب اخرج من الباب
    "وافعل ما يحلو لي"
    وساستمر بفعل هذا حتى يضعوا التراب فوقي
    هذه حياتي وانا اختار ان اعيشها بالطريقة التي اريد
    *من الفيديو

  17. 12:45 i always wonder. why in the world all these doctors are telling people the same thing? don't do this, don't do that. you can't do this, you can't do that, you won't be able to run, walk, do "x"… and then people still do it. do these doctors get trained in school to say that to people? or is it just some weird life preservation response. where they are trying to live you longer in whatever mediocrity they imagine you should live, instead of going out and doing your best to do all things they tell you not to do.! cs the more i hear that the more those people say doctor told me i wont be able to run and i ran 25 marathons after that. or doctor told me i wont be able to walk and i hiked mount everest and all other mountains, etc. my theory is that since masculine energy grows through criticism maybe doctors intuitively challenge you to not accept defeat, as if to muster all the power inside and prove them otherwise!…. not sure. what do you think???

  18. You missed out some great ones from our military, on both side of the pond.

  19. "The point of maximum danger is the point of minimal fear".
    Will just made my day.

  20. I hate freefall 🙂 I never jumped anywhere higher then like 8 meters to water, but all the way down it felt bad and I coulnd't wait to be down finally, so I wonder how long this feeling would last when jumping from a plane…

  21. Sadly, not the best collection of 10 motivational speeches! Most epic? Possibly. But in over representing weightlfters, bodybuilders, boxers and blacks, they are better geared toward a particular audience that is younger, black and focused on physical activity. The motivational background music is annoying and over done. Serena Williams is a woman (a young black woman, to emphasize the point I made earlier) )and it might seem politically incorrect not to include at least one woman. As much as I like her, she does not represent many people out there. We all know she was blessed not only with innate qualities but a very pushy father – without whom she would probably not have succeeded in tennis – and saw adversity in her background that we can presume will also have pushed her along. In fairness, the clips of speeches by Will Smith and Anthony Robben were excellent in their delivery and went beyond the stuff of raw, willpower to deal with specific concepts (fear and resourcefulness) that can apply to everyone and they were the best speeches among the ten. Stallone's advise was invaluable for drawing attention to his early financial difficulties (although, he did go to a private school in Switzerland!) and to the value of humility and the importance of having the right people around you.

  22. When you want to breathe.

    I wish I could give this fealing to everyone.

    Yet again, on the otherside. The rest will not understand you.

    New world.

  23. Act. Stay active while you’re alive and rest once you have been buried with dirt. ~ Unseen


  25. I don't have words for this video.
    I really appreciate and grateful for this. Thank you goalcast and the entire team. Love you & keep on growing.

  26. LOL
    Coherence: 9:34 "….tryin' to take care of my children and my MOTHER" ……. ==>> 10:07 "…never knowing my MOTHER or father…" …
    Hmmm……..I'm a bit confused now…

    Plot twist : not confused anymore! Thanks @Omar Rahmoun for the enlightenment !
    " he was adopted , so basically he was then talking about his new mother !! "

  27. I wonder how Serina Williams will "rise" being 50 years old. With destroyed knees, a broken back and powdered hips, like Boris Becker?

  28. Tony Robbins always sounds like he just took a vape hit and he's talking on the exhale.

  29. ony Robbins the best life couach probacly ever in that proffesion.

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  32. Christopher Walken stole that speech from Tito Ortiz… #chaelsonnen

  33. 5:00 now i know where that idiot Tito Ortiz stole his press conference speech from, check it out, was Ortiz vs Chael Sonnen.

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