When it comes to inspirational videos online, I have to admit that, yes, I’ve seen a few. While I’m a big fan of Olympian bios, soldiers returning home, and women escaping their circumstances to do big things, there’s just something about a shot to the arm of find-your-purpose-achieve-your-dreams storytelling that I can’t live without (even if it’s being used to sell shoes or sports drinks).

As we’re heading into 2016, as part of my usual this-is-my-year stuff, I’ve gotten out my planner, started mapping out my goals and dusted off these three inspirational YouTube videos. And even though they’re older and I had seen them before (and you likely have too), holy heck you guys, these videos really touch my heart! I’m feeling amped up, tearful, joyful, and well… inspired.

Take five minutes to get inspired too! Let me know what you think and if you know of any more videos that you think I’d love, please share!

Casey Neistat’s “Make It Count”


Alan Watt’s “What If Money Was No Object?”


Baz Luhrmann’s “Wear Sunscreen”