Life is a rollercoaster ride with several ups and downs. There is no time to give up on your dreams, in your life no matter what happens. Life is not a straight path, you have winding roads, parting roads filled with failure, sorrow, and misery but failing is no crime. At some point of life, you have to fail just to learn how to move forward, in life sometimes you have to fall just to stand up and walk. Do you have dreams? You want to succeed, yet failing numerous times just accept your failure and resume working on your dreams because your failure proves that you are trying. Here is a list of 10 most inspirational speeches who were all initially successful failures and later emerged as the Successful achiever.
“The Fringe Benefits of failures, and The Importance of Imagination”- J. K. Rowling
K. Rowling, the renowned author of the fiction series Harry Potter, too had ups and downs in her life. Rowling has delivered this speech in the year 2008 in the Harvard University.
This speech is a very simple, inspiring and Rowling’s way of speaking has made it even amusing. She has depicted her struggles, hardships, sufferings and how she had evolved amidst all these obstacles. Listen to this speech to know her journey and get inspired and kick-start your journey.
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“Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish”- Steve Jobs
The famous speech, “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish” was delivered by Steve Jobs, Chairman, CEO and Co-founder of Apple in the year 2005 at the Stanford University. Jobs shared how things change from dropping out of college to establishing Apple.
He had shared his secret formulae of “Not Giving Up” and how Jobs could connect the dots of all the events that has happened to him, he conveyed a simple message that whatever happens, it all happens for a reason and once we pass through the rough roads in our life and reach the smooth ones then we all can connect the dots and get the answer to the simple question, why we had to travel through these rough roads?
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Fearless Motivation : “it’s not easy, But it’s worth it”
When nothing works out properly exactly then you need to have the faith that everything’s gonna be alright in the end. It all happens for a reason after all “Everything worth the prize is worth the fight.”
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Will Smith : Speech from The Pursuit of Happiness
The pursuit of Happiness is itself a heart touching movie. If you haven’t yet watched it make sure to watch it soon. There is a small speech by Will Smith which you must listen and push yourself towards your dreams and end up achieving it.
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Fall Forward – Denzel Washington Inspiring Commencement Speech at the University of Pennsylvania
This speech was delivered by Denzel Washington in the year 2011. Denzel Washington, an American actor, director, and producer. He received three Golden Globe awards, a Tony Award and two Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for the historical war drama film Glory (1989) and Best Actor for his role as a corrupt cop in the crime thriller Training Day (2001).
Denzel describes his journey of successful failures and how he ended up achieving his dreams.
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Most Inspiring speech by the “Iron Lady of Pakistan”,MunibaMazari”
The versatile MunibaMazari ‘s speech is another inspiring one. She has described how her life took a turn after a massive accident, how things changed for her otherwise not-so-perfect life and finally how things fell into places in her life. MunibaMazari got married at a very tender age and obviously, it was not a very happy marriage. Later on she had met a massive accident which had resulted in a severe spine injury, her spine has been fixed by using titanium in her body and thus she is known as “The Iron Lady Of Pakistan”. That particular accident has surely damaged her body to a great extent but it had some positive outcomes too, it had transformed her immensely and has made her a better person.
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He threw acid on my face, not on my dreams | LaxmiAgarwal | TEDxJaipur
Doesn’t it give a sense of pain when you read or heard about acid attacks in the newspaper or news? It does, right.
Here is a wonderful speech by Lakshmi Agarwal, an acid attack survivor and also working to save the victims of acid attacks. This is a speech that must listen to because most of us when in pain tend to think that it is the greatest pain that we are going through, look around you and you will feel that you are lucky, blessed with the kind of life that you are living. You call it pain, but it can be a great opportunity to explore yourself after all adversity always presents opportunities for introspection.
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Kurt Russell (Herb Brooks) “This Is Your Time” Speech
“Great moments are born in Great opportunities”….Indeed
You do not have the control of your past, its done, its over….You do not have the control over your future because you do not know what it holds….This is your time, the present, the time of action, you can change this time for a better future and create history.
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Last Words Spoken by Steve Jobs Before He Died – Inspirational
Life has no limit you can always achieve your dreams, it is in your hand to create your life because once you lose this life you cannot find it unlike everything else.
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It is okay not to have a plan | MithilaPalkar | TEDxNITSilchar
Not everyone has perfect chalked out plans for their life and its absolutely okay not to have one who knows you may find your path through the unknown avenues of life while exploring them?
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“Nothing in life worthwhile, unless you take risks”, once you go out of your comfort zone and achieve your dreams you truly understand the worth and going out of your comfort zone changes the person within you for better. Dream big, have faith in yourself, have faith in your choices and take responsibility of your own life.
Listen to the most inspirational speeches above and let us know how you feel?