A creative journey is a tumultuous one. However successful you may be, there will invariably be times of doubt and despondency. As someone who is habitually in the camp of the dispirited, I have decided to share some great videos that have inspired me.
In whatever creative endeavour you are pursuing there will inevitably be lows, times when your doubts will overcome you, and the journey ahead seems too long and tiresome, and you just don’t know where to go. It is at this moment that you need to get re-inspired. I have always found a good old motivational video a fantastic tonic, and I hope you do too.
Here are some great videos to generally boost your creative morale and hopefully restore some of that diminishing hope:
The Gap. This first video I only watched recently, and I think it is fantastic! It is about perseverance, and pushing forward to get to your ultimate creative goals. Too often we get discouraged when we aren’t where we want to be creatively. As this video details, we must push through the struggle, before we reach the high creative expectations we have.
Elizabeth Gilbert, writer of the best seller Eat, Pray, Love, looks at creativity and coming back to your ‘home’ both in times of failure and success.
How Bad Do You Want It? The third video is rather epic. And though it seems to be able becoming a sports star, I find it inspiring.
Jim Carrey’s Secret of Life. This is a truly inspiring video. It is a condensed version of Jim Carrey’s speech from the 2014 Maharishi University of Management Graduation. The inspirational music underneath also adds a tear-jerking touch.
The Life of an Artist. A short video about what it is to be an artist. Great video!
Just a good old American style motivational video. Really important to remember to be good generous person, whilst still pursuing your dreams.