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Usain Bolt set two world records, one for the 100m dash, going beyond what was previously considered possible. This short motivational video enables us to quickly size up his amazing performance compared against Olympians of the past 116 years.
This is one of the best motivational videos to tell a true story of runner Derek Redmond who ran the 400 meter at the 1992 Olympics. 150 meters into the race, Derek felt a searing pain...in agony he fell to the ground with a torn hamstring. Not willing to give up, determined to finish the race, he continued. Breaking through security, a man came to Derek's side...
This animation by RSA illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace. Adapted by Dan Pink's talk at the RSA, this animation challenges the status quo of what motivates.
In my experience, we all seem to have an inner voice that drives us, that gives us the inspiration to attempt things that seem impossible, things that others don't believe we can achieve.
In one of Johnnie Walker's motivational videos, we see a working man living in a gray world without color, who dreamed of a better world filled with glittering possibilities. They're the kind of dreams that make the world go round! One day a red flower blows into the bowl that defines his world, and he begins believing that he can make it to this better world filled with possibilities. He tries to take action towards his dream by making the effort to climb out of his world alone, but he fails.
In one of Nike's motivational videos entitled "Jumprope", the idea of visualizing past successes and envisioning future results is very powerfully illustrated! We see a hooded figure from the back vigourously working out at jumping rope; then we see a young man's face from the front, as he jumps, recalling the success he's experienced surfing as a boy, and then envisioning himself as a professional surfer in the future, succeeding in various wave jumps,.
In the words of one of my commercial writers, Bill Warriner, "This is one of the most elaborate, beautiful, intellectually astounding commercials I've ever seen -- and 3 minutes long! The sponsor is Docomo, the Japanese cell phone/smartphone manufacturer and the virtual Verizon wireless network in Japan."
This is an absolutely wonderful motivational video for the Canadian Paralympic Committee, showing how a seeming tragedy can be turned to opportunity!
As a creative person, believing in an idea is the difference between life and death, at least as far as creating targeted projects for audiences, and helping people get inspired to take action -- believing that they can do what they set out to do.
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