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Goalcast’s Top 10 Most Epic Inspirational Speeches | Vol. 1

(motivational orchestral music) – But my lesson is this. I don’t give a shit (applause) okay? You cannot let a fear of failure or a fear of comparison or a fear of judgment stop you from doing what’s
going to make you great. You cannot succeed without
this risk of failure. You can not have a voice without the risk of criticism. And you cannot love
without the risk of loss. You must go out and you
must take these risks. And people will tell you
to do what makes you happy. But a lot of this has been hard work. And I’m not always happy. And I don’t think you should
do just what makes you happy. I think you should do
what makes you great. Do what’s uncomfortable and scary and hard but pays off in the long run. Be willing to fail. Let yourself fail. Fail in the way in the place
where you would want to fail. Fail, pick yourself up and fail again. Because without this struggle, what is your success anyway? But as best we know it, we have one life. In it, you have to trust your own voice, your own ideas, your honesty, your vulnerability and through this, you will find your way. You do not have to be fearless. Just don’t let fear stop you. Live like this as best you can and I guarantee you will look back on a life well lived. – As I moved to California, $700 in my pocket and my toddler. And I have to fight the good fight because people are telling me, “I can’t, you can’t do this, you can’t “are you crazy? “You’re moving to
California with your son? “You’ll never make it.” I was 26 when I decided to come here. There’s the age thing. “Ah, you’re too old.” If you listen to people and if you allow people to
project their fears on to you, you won’t live. What if I believed those people who told me that when I
became pregnant in college that I wouldn’t finish? I walked across that stage
with my son on my hip. And I collected my degree. My diploma. (applause) I didn’t hear the naysayers when they were like, “you’re
too old to go to California. “If you don’t hit by 25,
you’re not gonna make it.” I will be 46 this year. I am just touching the surface. I am just getting started. I wasn’t born with a silver
spoon in my mouth, you know. I had a passion. I had a dream. And I dived in. And I went for my dream and it all starts with you. You’re the temple and you have control. You’re in a bad situation, it’s
up to you to get out of it. You can’t give another human the responsibility of your happiness. – When you have a dream, it doesn’t often come at you screaming in your face. This is who you are. This is what you must be
for the rest of your life. Sometimes a dream almost whispers. And I’ve always said to my kids, “the hardest thing to listen to, “your instincts, your
human personal intuition, “always whispers, it never shouts.” Very hard to hear. So you have to everyday of your lives be ready to hear what whispers in your ear. It very rarely shouts. And if you can listen to the whisper and if it tickles your heart and it’s something you
think you want to do for the rest of your life, then that is going to be what you do for the rest of your life and we will benefit
from everything you do. Thank you very much. – So don’t be unconscious all day on your phone. (audience laughs) Don’t we live now in a bit of a very shallow world? Pop culture is extremely shallow. And we’re just asking the world to get deep. I don’t like wasting my time spending days just shaking
people’s hands and smiling taking selfies. It feels shallow to my existence. I have a lot more to offer than my image. I don’t like being used
to make people money. I feel sad when I’m overworked and that I’ve just become
a money making machine and that my passion and my
creativity take a back seat. That makes me unhappy. So what did I do? I started to say no. I’m not doing that. I don’t want to do that. I’m not taking that picture. I’m not going to that event. I’m not standing by that because that’s not what I stand for. Slowly but surely, I remembered who I am. And then you go home and
you look in the mirror and you’re like, yes. I can go to bed with you every night. – Lobster is a soft mushy animal that lives inside of a rigid shell. That rigid shell does not expand. Well how can the lobster grow? Well, as the lobster grows, that shell becomes very confining. And the kind of the lobster
feels itself under pressure. And uncomfortable. It goes under a rock formation to protect itself from predatory fish, casts off the shell
and produces a new one. Well eventually, that shell becomes very uncomfortable as it grows right? Back under the rocks. I think lobster repeats
this numerous times. The stimulus for the lobster to be able to grow is that it feels uncomfortable. If lobsters had doctors, they would never grow. Because as soon as the
lobster feels uncomfortable, goes to the doctor, gets a Valium, gets some Percocet, feels fine! Never gets off its shell. So I think we have to realize is that we have to realize
that times of stress, are also times that
are signals for growth. And if we use adversity properly we can grow through adversity. – I personally am most unworthy. But I brought a girl child from the street. And I could see in the face of the child, that child was hungry. God knows how many days, has not eaten. So I gave her a piece of bread. And the little one started eating the bread crumb by crumb. And I said eat, I said to the child, “eat the bread. “Eat the bread.” And she looked at me and said, “I’m afraid “to eat the bread. “Because I’m afraid “when it is finished “I will be hungry again.” This is a reality. Maybe we are not hungry
for a piece of bread. But maybe there is somebody
there in the family who is unwanted, unloved, uncared, forgotten. There is love. Love begins at home. And love to be true has to hurt. And this is what I bring before you. To love one another. That great love. – [Jim Carrey] Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world. Like many of you, I was concerned about
going out into the world and doing something bigger than myself. Until someone smarter than myself made me realize that there is
nothing bigger than myself. Don’t let anything stand in the way of the light that shines
through this form. Risk being seen in all of your glory. Our eyes are not viewers, they are also projectors. That are running a second
story over the picture that we see in front of us all the time. Fear is writing that script. And the working title is I’ll Never Be Enough. Spend your whole life imaging those, worrying about the pathway to the future. But all that will ever be is what’s happening here. And the decisions we make in this moment which are based in either love or fear. So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality. What we really want seems
impossibly out of reach and ridiculous to expect so we never dare to ask
the universe for it. I’m saying, I am the proof that you can ask the universe for it. I realized one night in LA, that the purpose of my life had always been to free
people from concern, just like my dad. I did something that made people present their best selves to me wherever I go. How will you serve the world? What did they need that your talent can provide? That’s all I have to figure out. I can tell you from experience
the effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is. You can fail, at what you don’t want. So you might as well take a chance on doing what you love. Relax, and dream up a good life. – This is the most important and crucial period of your lives for what you do now and what you decide now at this age may well determine which way your life shall go. And the question is, whether you have a proper, a solid, and a sound blueprint. And I want to suggest some of the things that should be in your life’s blueprint. Number one in your life’s
blueprint should be a deep belief in your own dignity, your own worth, and your own somebodiness. Don’t allow anybody to make you feel that you are nobody. Always feel that you count. Always feel that you have worth. And always feel that your life has ultimate significance. Secondly, in your life’s blueprint, you must have as a basic principle, the determination to achieve excellence in your various fields of endeavor. You’re gonna be deciding as
the days and the years unfold what you will do in life. What your life’s work will be. Once you discover what it
will be, set out to do it. And to do it well. Be a bush if you can’t be a tree. If you can’t be a highway, just be a trail. If you can’t be the sun, be a star. For is it by size that
you win or you fail, be the best of whatever you are. (applause) finally in your life’s blueprint, must be a commitment to the eternal principles of beauty, love, and justice. Well life for none of us has been a crystal stair, but we must keep moving. We must keep going. If you can’t fly, run. If you can’t run, walk. If you can’t walk, crawl. But by all means, keep moving. – You will fail at some
point in your life. Accept it. You will lose. You will embarrass yourself. You will suck at something. There’s no doubt about it. I was a 1.8 GPA one semester. And the university very politely suggested that it might be better
to take some time off. I was 20 years old, I was at my lowest point. But here’s the thing. I didn’t quit. I didn’t fall back. But I continued to fail and fail and fail, but it didn’t matter
because you know what? There’s an old saying. You hang around the
barber shop long enough, sooner or later, you’re
gonna get a haircut. So you will catch a break,
and I did catch a break. Last year, I did a play called Fences on Broadway. It was at the same theater that I failed that first audition 30 years prior. Thomas Edison conducted
1,000 failed experiments. Did you know that? I didn’t know that. Because the 1,001st was the light bulb. Fall forward. Sometimes, it’s the best way to figure
out where you’re going. Never be discouraged. Never hold back. Give everything you’ve got. And when you fall throughout life, remember this, fall forward. – [Robin Williams] You know, as we come to the end of
this phase of our life, we find ourselves trying to remember the good times, and trying to forget the bad times. And we find ourselves
thinking about the future. We start to worry. Thinking what am I going to do? Where am I going to be in 10 years? But I say to you, hey, look at me. Please don’t worry so much. Because in the end, none of us have very long on this earth. Life is fleeting. And if you’re ever distressed, cast your eyes to the summer sky. When the stars are strung
across the velvety night, and when a shooting star
streaks through the blackness turning night into day make a wish. Think of me. And make your life spectacular. I know I did.

100 thoughts on “Goalcast’s Top 10 Most Epic Inspirational Speeches | Vol. 1

  1. You hang around the barber shop, sooner or later you're gonna get a haircut. Damn, idk why but that made me tear up a little.

  2. Robin Williams made me cry. I thought Denzel’s speech was my favorite then his come up and I instantly felt what he was saying.

  3. Hi and many thanks am Phineas kiarie. I was a nobody until i started to watch Goalcast motivation. I came and notice that i was watering my Chinese bamboo tree. Now am ranked number 2 in Kenya and one among the best and upcoming tennis player.

  4. Haha wow, of all people I was not expecting Charlie Day as the first speaker – wildcard, bitches! Great choice though. The king of rats himself. Seriously powerful video though.

  5. I wish this channel we're on Spotify. If Goalcast doesn't come up with a Spotify channel, I will do it with there content. Lol

  6. I would personally like to say THANK YOU. I’m an 18 year old professional keynote speaker and I’m truly grateful for being able to watch your videos. That’s something we tend to
    Take for granted and that is why seeing A – Class people like you KEEP GOING is so inspiring. On my Channel I work my hardest to motivate as hard as I can. THANK YOU. 🙏🏿🌎💯 I will always be an advocate for HARD WORK and that is why I must stay focused and trust the process. #staytuned

  7. Robin Williams – “make a wish” well your wish came true, sorry you decided to hang yourself, You we’re my favorite actor and the day I found out you killed yourself, I felt like doing the same. But I wanted to take that as a learning experience, that if I killed myself, I wouldn’t only hurt myself but I would hurt other people and create permanent pain. Rest In Peace Buddy.

  8. Mother Theresa you are a great memory.

    Christ came and gave us and we never lack, you came to that Girl 👧 Child like a Christ..only sometimes we don’t realize with Christ we shall never Hunger…..
    Rest in Perfect Peace.

  9. I wish everyone achieve this level of greatness in their life with harwork , dedication and descipline….

  10. Yeah… when you have a dream the rest of the world around you bares the reality.

    Gotta love all these baloney inspirational personas that live of other people willingness and gratitude …

  11. Anyone wanna make a group chat where we like track eachothers succses and stuff u know. Like the dreams and encourage eachother and like congratulate them for the progress. Just hmu right here

  12. One of the most beautiful aspects of the comments section is all of the thumbs up to each other’s comments. May your lives be beautiful!

  13. Robbin Williams, he brought so much joy all throughout my life, i have so many memories of him, all unique different characters. Very sweet and a great man. Sad that he himself was suffering while he made millions happy.

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