Motivation is a necessary ingredient for success. But as people, sometimes we lose it and it’s only because we forget. We forget what we’re capable of, we forget our purpose, we forget our goals. But the following playlists can be that espresso shot you need to help you regain your focus. Because a natural fact of life is that what you put in must come out. So how about we put in something a little healthier.

A soundcloud playlist that you can take with you on the go. This is probably the most amazing, inspiring, and eye opening playlists ever. You have everything from Steve Jobs, to Les Brown, to Eric Thomas, Will Smith, Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, and everyone in between. The playlist has tracks focused on finding your purpose, destiny, fear, success, failure, you name it. Listen to it on the site or follow me on SoundCloud (Malik Mbaye on SoundCloud).

This playlist is personally curated by me. I’ve pulled motivational speeches, commencement addresses, cinematic/theatrical compilations and much more. I don’t recommend watching it in order, but rather going through it and starting from a video that seems the most interesting, then letting it shuffle from there. I’d love to hear what you find. 

A playlist I found on YouTube by BasquiatPicasso & BeInspired. A compilation of different motivational and inspirational speakers set to the tune of cinema style movie scores and moving visuals. It takes motivation to a new level and makes getting inspired more like watching a movie than sitting through a sermon. 

My Final playlist is what I like to call “Motivation From The Streets.” Undoubtedly, Hip-Hop culture has redefined pop-culture as we know it. And pop-culture has more influence on the minds of the youth than anything, it seems. Given that, who better to motivate us to reach our fullest potential than Hip-Hops biggest names? The playlist is still growing, but so far I’ve collected snippets from Drake, Lil’ Wayne, Dr. Dre, Notorious B.I.G, and many more. I think it’s good to see a different side of Hip-Hop culture that doesn’t just show the fruits of success (money, cars, clothes — material wealth), but the labor, effort, and mentality that go into becoming successful. 

But at the end of the day, the most effective motivation will only come from yourself.

Bless Up.