Life is beautiful but somethings everything turns soar within seconds. Hope becomes distant from reach. We, therefore, need motivational speeches like this to wipe away our tears and instill the energy to move forward in us.
Motivational Speeches Could Change Your Life For The Best In Seconds
Time to feed on some of the best motivational speeches ever known. There are quite a number of world famous motivational speakers, who have distinguished themselves to bring hope and life full of laughter to everyone. They have had positive impacts on the lives of people who need the inspiration to move forward in life.
Here I have selected some notable motivational speeches that are heart-warming and interesting enough to help you move forward in life.
1. Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin (Charlie Chaplin)
Born: 16 April 1889
Died: 25 December 1977
He was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer. Chaplin became a worldwide icon through his screen persona ” His career spanned more than 75 years, from childhood in the Victorian era until a year before his death in 1977.
Chaplin’s childhood in London was one of poverty and hardship. As his father did not offer the help a son needs his mother struggled financially to cater to him. Chaplin was sent to a workhouse twice before the age of nine.
Today, such a situation is known as child labor. When he was 9 years he began performing and touring music halls till he finally became an actor and comedian.
The Final Speech from The Great Dictator
This motivational speech from Charlie Chaplin is from his movie “The Final Speech From The Great Dictator.”
Chaplin showed concern about the cruel tendencies of political rulers such as Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. He talked against racism and all forms of oppression. You can read some interesting facts about Adolf Hitler-“Man and a Monster” from BBC UK.
“I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone – if possible – Jew, Gentile – black man – white. We all want to help one another.
Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness – not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another.
In this world, there is room for everyone. And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way.
Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want.
Our knowledge has made us cynical. Our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost….The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men – cries out for universal brotherhood – for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world – millions of despairing men, women, and little children – victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people.
To those who can hear me, I say – do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed – the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish.”….
– Charlie Chaplin
Motivational Speech From Nick Vujicic Entitled “Overcoming Hopelessness.”
“Transforming the walls into doors”
Just like I said earlier, there are more motivational speeches available to us, but what I am sharing with you is exceptional. It sends chills into the spine and warms the heart in seconds.
Born: 4 December 1982 in Melbourne, Australia.
Age: 35 years
Nick Vujicic is an Australian Christian evangelist and
motivational speaker born with a very rare disease called
tetra-amelia syndrome. Due to this, he was born limbless.
He is one of the famous inspirational persons who inspire me and millions around the world. His entire life defines the word ” inspiration.”
“You know, people always ask me
you know, what happened to you
and how did you overcome what you’ve been through?
The title of the message that I’ve been given
is “Transforming the walls into doors”.
When I speak corporately,
the line that I like to use is
“changing obstacles into opportunities”.
Now, I am very well aware to share with you as well.
I know that there are a billion people going hungry today.
I know that this year, a million people will commit suicide.
That is one every 40 seconds.
I know today there are 120 million slaves
and I’ve met six slaves and I’ve seen the top of the pyramid as far as business
and met the billionaires.
I’ve met bankers and I’ve also met orphans.
We’re all looking for something.
We’re all looking for hope.
Hope you can’t just have just because you were born with hope.
No, we’re born with pain.
We’re born and live through difficulties.
In our life – my parents always taught me
that even though we don’t know
why I was born this way, that we have a choice.
Either to be angry for what we don’t have
or be thankful for what we do have.
The power of that choice was the first thing
that I had to overcome and decide for myself,
especially in the early years of school.
A lot of kids would come up to me and tease me.
And I have been speaking at 5 congresses,
I’ve met 7 presidents all around the world.
My largest crowd was 110,000.
I have 30 thousand invitations for me to speak.
So wherever I go, I talk about the value of life,
I talk about anti-bullying messages
for the school systems in different nations.
The greatest thing is love.
When we feel like we don’t have enough love
and we don’t have enough hope,
we start losing strength to live.
For me in my life as a child, I had a big wall.
I was surrounded by four walls and a low ceiling of opportunity.
I was set free in so many different ways
and especially surviving from day to day
with my parents who loved me, who encouraged me,
who told me I was beautiful the way that I was
and not to worry about what other people said about me.
I was actually the first special needs child
to be integrated into the mainstream education system
in Australia and I was awarded Young Citizen of the Year in 1990.
And the world is a hurting place and the world needs hope
and world needs love.
Without hope, we feel like, ‘Why are we here?’
Well, brokenness. Here’s mine.
Today, I still have no arms and no legs, but everything’s changed.
For me, I was looking for hope and happiness
and I couldn’t see it for many years.
In fact, if this side of the table represents my hope,
truth encourages me to become all that I can be.
But then we have lies, everyday,
coming in our mind, people who discourage us.
You know the people that you have in your life
who, no matter how good of a day you’re having, they’ll bring you down?
Or no matter how bad of a day you’re having, they’ll bring you even lower?
You know what I’m talking about?
Think of the 3 biggest discourages in your life.
They’re not your biggest discourages.
It only takes 3 seconds for me to tell you something discouraging
but then, you may never forget my words.
I’ve met so many 50-year-old women and 40-year-old women
who still remember what their fathers told them that they wish they’d never heard.
Words are powerful.
And when you hear those words and then your mind starts growing with these lies.
“Nick, you’re not good enough, just give up, you’ll never get a job”,
“You won’t get married, you can’t even hold your wife’s hand”.
“What kind of a father are you gonna be
if you can’t even pick up your kids when they’re crying?”
You’re alone. Sure, your parents hug you.
But their hugs can’t heal you.
Just give up. Just give up. Just give up……
At age 8 I thought that I should commit suicide. Why?
‘Cause I didn’t have hope. I thought I didn’t have hope.
Today you can see that I had hope.
What’s the word, believing in something you do not see? Faith.
Words can only do so much. Hugs can do much more than words,
but when hugs can’t do anything, that’s where faith kicks in.
For me, words and hugs were not enough, but I had no faith.
So I tried to give up.
At age 10, I tried to drown myself in 6 inches, or 15 centimetres of water,
in my home.
I told my dad I just wanted to relax, but really, I wanted to end my life.
I had enough. (Serbian) I had enough.
The first two times I rolled over.
I was trying to work out how much air I hold in my lungs before I let it out.
And the third time, in my mind, knowing that I wanted to get out of here,
because of the bullying in my life, ’cause I was going to be a burden to my parents
and I had nothing to look forward to.
I realized at that moment that if I actually went through with committing suicide,
I would leave a greater burden for my parents than they already had.
There was one thing less hopeful or more burdensome
than having a child without limbs.
What is it? A child without limbs who gives up.
So when I saw in my mind my mom and my dad
and my brother crying at my grave
if I went through with it, that one thought saved me.
If my parents never told me that I was beautiful the way I was.
If my parents never told me that I was special and that I was loved,
I wouldn’t be here today.
So I encourage every single parent
who tries their best to encourage their teenagers,
especially in the West, many teenagers put a ‘do not disturb’ sign on their door.
I’m sure, the conversations all around the world between a parent and a teenager:
How was school? – Fine. – What did you learn? – Nothing. – Did you do your homework? – No.
And that’s the conversation for the day.
And when you try to tell your children that they’re beautiful, they say,
“Of course I’m beautiful, I’m your son, your daughter, of course, you’re gonna say that”.
But they’re right.
Every single human being has value
and my value is not determined on how I look
or what job I have, or where I’m from, where I was born,
how much money, all that stuff is nothing.
So many teenagers, you know, tease each other
for how we look and I tell the teenagers,
“Do you think that I’m cool enough to be your friend?”
And they’re like, “Yeah, of course”.
I say, “But I have no arms and no legs”, and they say, “Doesn’t matter.”
And I say, “Really? So it doesn’t matter that I have no arms and no legs?”
They say it doesn’t matter.
I say then, “Actually, if it doesn’t matter, then why do we kill each other with our words,
if it actually doesn’t matter?”
Why do we look [at] ourselves in the mirror and see ugly instead of valuable?
I want to ask you today, what are you looking for?
If I gave you a billion dollars, would you be happy?
If you gave me a billion dollars, I’d be very happy.
But then if my mom dies tonight, am I happy? No.
With all the money in the world, I’d never be happy.
Right? ‘Cause money is something that cannot heal the soul.
So many teenagers are looking for love which, love does heal the soul,
love does complete the soul.
But even sex before marriage, I was a virgin before I got married.
Yeah, I’ve got a gorgeous wife, we’re pregnant with our first son.
And I don’t need hands to hold her hand.
I only want to hold her heart.
And you know, how am I going to hug my kid?
So many kids that come up to me, it’s amazing.
They put their hands behind their back and hug me with their neck.
And I’ve realized in life, even the worst parts of my life
can be turned into good.
And even more special.
So many teenagers are looking for love so they are going to go do this,
and go do that and have sex before marriage.
For me, sex out of marriage is like a 5 dollar Gucci watch.
Sex within marriage and having sex with someone
who loves you, who is committed to you for the rest of your life,
going to be the mother or father of your kids, that’s what love is.
You can sleep with as many people as you like
but never know for sure, “Do they love me?”
Love is a life-long commitment. You see, there are choices in life.
And we’re looking. I want to ask you, what are you looking for?
If I can just drunk, why not, man? I’ll only live once.
Well, if that’s the way you believe, great.
But for me, I’m a greedy man, I don’t want to live for 90 years.
I want to live for billions of years.
And I know that every day, my choices will affect this life,
other people’s life and my eternal life.
You gotta come to the truth of knowing who you are and why you’re here.
William Barkley, he said, the greatest two days in anyone’s life —
they day you were born, and the day you knew why.
So, “Uh, you’re ugly”.
No, I’m beautiful the way that I am
and if you can’t believe that for yourself
so many girls, specially, stay with their emotionally abusive boyfriends
because, “If I break up with him, then who is going to want me? ”
See, we all want love.
That’s why we do what we do sometimes.
To get into the crowd I am going to swear, I am going to be cool. That’s what this world is; “I want to look like her if I was taller, shorter, smarter, more popular”
whatever you want, it’s not enough.
Until you find the truth.
I’m wonderfully and faithfully made.
There is a greater purpose for my life.
I am here for a reason.
Sure, I didn’t get a miracle.
Yeah, I believe in a God who can do miracles
and I have a pair of shoes in my closet.
Why? I’ve seen blind people seeing and deaf people hearing.
That’s fine if you don’t believe me, I’ve got it on camera.
But I realized something.
If God doesn’t change my circumstances
he’s gonna use my life to be a miracle for someone else.
When you don’t get a miracle, you can still be a miracle for someone else.
I’m gonna close off with this beautiful story.
I was in Southern California —
I have 2 organizations,
a non-profit organization and I have a for-profit.
I probably spoke between years 2007 and 2010, 1000 times, 600 flights.
And I’ve spoken to 4.5 million people face to face
and in the last 48 hours here in Serbia, we’ve reached 5 million through media.
So, we have the heart of people to love others.
We want people to love each other, love yourself
dream big and never give up.
We are all looking for hope, aren’t we?
What are you looking for?
Money, drugs, sex, alcohol, pornography, fame, fortune.
It’s never enough.
But I have come to peace, so check this out.
When I was 24 years old, 5-6 years ago, I was in California.
And I’d never met anybody else like me.
When I was 10 years old, I wished I would have met somebody like me.
Never did, didn’t get that miracle.
But at 24, in California, I saw a little boy
with no arms and no legs, 19 months old, just like me.
I knew he was going to be bullied,
he was going to go through depression, he would feel alone,
I knew that he would get worried if he’s ever going to have a girlfriend
and so on, and so on.
I got the father to bring him up on stage in front of 2000 people.
And everyone was crying.
And it was a materialization of when you don’t get a miracle,
you can be a miracle for someone else.
I am not a superhero, I go through ups and downs, so do you.
But take one day at a time
and if you haven’t found that piece of knowing who you are and why you’re here
and where you’re going when you’re not here.
For me, I want you to know that’s how I’ve overcome.
I don’t have any walls.
My book’s called “Life without limits” and what will be, will be.
I’ve acted in a short film, 30 awards.
I got best actor in a short film.
I’ve done my own music video.
I’ve written 2 books, first book — 30 languages, 800,000 copies.
I’m 29 and we know a billion people know who I am.
Not to bring out my pride or my name or my status,
trust me, I’m just like you.
But I hope you are inspired to know
that if I can dream big, so can you.
There are no walls.
Find your peace and you’ll make your walls, doors.”
Thank you so much.
– Nick Vujicic
Below is the Video from TedxTalks showing Nick Vujicic giving an inspirational speech on “Overcoming Hopelessness.”
This video has received more than 5 million views at this moment.
3. 2Pac Shakur
Born: June 16, 1971
Died: September 13, 1996
2Pac was a famous musician in the 90’s. His songs were centered around the violence and hardship going around his neighborhood. He was an activist against racism, violence, and crimes. He conveyed most of his motivational speeches through his songs.
“They know that every day when I’m breathing it’s for us to go farther. Every time I speak I want the truth to come out, every time I speak I want to shiver. I don’t want them to be like they know what I’m going to say, because it’s polite. They know what I’m going to say. Even if I get in trouble. Ain’t that what we’re supposed to do? I’m not saying I’m going to rule the world, or I’m going to change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world.
“That’s our job, is to spark somebody else watching us. We might not be the ones, but let’s not be selfish, and because we not going to change the world let’s not talk about how we should change it. I don’t know how to change it, but I know if I keep talking about how dirty it is out here somebody going to clean it up.”
– 2Pac Shakur
4. Willard Carroll Smith Jr. (Will Smith)
Born: September 25, 1968
Age: 49 years
Will Smith is an American actor, rapper, producer, comedian, and songwriter. Newsweek called him “the most powerful actor in April 2007 in Hollywood”. He has inspired millions of people around the world with the zeal of making people make the best out of life.
His charisma has sent positive vibes into the lives of a lot of people like me. He is a true speaker. All of his motivational speeches are full of positive energy. It simply lits the “can do spirit in everyone.”
Confucius said, “he who says he can and he who says he can’t are both usually right.”
Being realistic is the most commonly traveled road to mediocrity. Why would you be realistic? What’s the point of being realistic? I’m gonna do it it’s done, its already done, as soon as I decide it’s done it’s already done now we just gotta wait for y’all to see.
It’s unrealistic to walk into a room and flick a switch and lights come on, fortunately, Edison didn’t think so. It’s unrealistic to think you’re gonna bend a piece of metal and fly people over an ocean in that metal. That’s unrealistic. But fortunately, the Wright brothers and others didn’t believe that. It just seems like such a ridiculous idea to me to embrace the idea that it’s not gonna happen or that’s not real for that to happen. As soon as you say it now you just made that real.
Our thoughts, our feelings, our dreams, our ideas are physical in the universe. That if we dream something, if we picture something and commit ourselves to it then that is a physical thrust towards realization that we can put into the universe. That the universe is not a thing that’s gonna push us around. That world and people and situations are something that are going to push us around. That we are going to bend the universe and command, demand that the universe become what we want it to be.
I have studied the patterns of the universe. There’s a redemptive power that making a choice has, rather than feeling like you’re at effect to all the things that are happening. “
– Will Smith
5. Ratan Naval Tata
Born: 28th December 1937
Ratan is an Indian born in Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India. He is a well-known investor, industrialist, philanthropist, and former chairman of Tata Sons (a global Business Company)
Here, I will share with you one of his best motivational speeches that echoed around the world.
“Don’t just have career or academic goals. Set goals to give you a balanced successful life. Balanced means ensuring your health, relationships, mental peace are all in good order. There is no point of getting a promotion on the day of your breakup. There is no fun in driving car if your back hurts. Shopping is not enjoyable if your mind is full of tensions. Don’t take life seriously. Life is not meant to be taken seriously, as we are really temporary here. We are like a prepaid card with limited validity. If we are lucky, we may last another 50 years. And 50 years is just 2,500 weekends. Do we really need to get so worked up? It’s OK… Bunk few classes, score low in a couple of papers, take leave from work, fall in love, fight a little with your spouse… It’s OK. We are people, not programmed devices.” …!
– Ratan Tata