Gathering motivation is a step by step process and can be acquired by being in the company of inspiring people who have the gift or knack of using their experience, acts, and words of wisdom to instil a sense of inspiration in others. These are the people you should be befriending or at least trying and follow them. If you don't find them around you, simply log into the World Wide Web and you will find some really amazing speakers who can turn you and your world around with their powerful and motivating words.
To help ease your research, we have compiled a list of top 10 motivational speakers from around the world whose words are nothing short of sorcery.
Once-homeless man who took 12 years to get a 4-year degree is now recognised as one of the top speakers on earth. His rough childhood and experiences didn't deter him, and he used every possible opportunity to realise his dreams and ambitions. His YouTube videos and books have garnered a huge fan base, which keeps spiralling every passing day. Popular for his intense speeches, Eric Thomas believes in conveying his thoughts in the most upright manner.
Next on our list of world's top motivational speakers is the 6 foot 7 inch tall Tony Robbins, who started off his career by promoting seminars for another celebrated speaker, Jim Rohn. Having spent a rough childhood, Robbins found inspiration in Rohn and went on to become a self-help coach. His deep and booming baritone coupled with his commanding personality have fetched him a widespread popularity and helped many people in not only achieving their goals but a sense of fulfilment out of their lives as well.
Born in a low-income section of Miami, Florida, in an abandoned building, Les Brown was eventually given up for adoption. To add to his self-esteem issues was the time in grade school where he was declared "educably mentally retarded". But Brown didn't let life and people bog him down and he subsequently rose to become one of the most popular motivational speakers who mainly focusses on the importance of believing in yourself.
This versatile human who has fetched a massive success in every field he has stepped on - be it acting, modelling, producing, directing, investing, bodybuilding, business or politics – is recognised worldwide for his immense potential and powerful personality. His success mantra is "believe in yourself" and that is what he tries to convey through his motivational speeches.
Arnold Schwarzenegger stresses on the fact that success isn't easy to obtain but you got to be stubborn and have the will to chase your dreams and conquer every difficulty that comes your way.
Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company that specialises in imparting training and development of individuals as well as organisations, Tracy is a well-known figure in the field of motivational speaking. He has delivered many impactful speeches on various topics like success, leadership, self-esteem, creativity, and selling, to elite public and corporate organisations around the world.
Having mentored some very popular personalities like Tony Robbins and Mark Hughes (founder of Herbalife International), Jim Rohn spent forty years speaking in public and inspiring lakhs. He was a successful entrepreneur but eventually, his company lost business. He was then invited to speak at a club in one of the meetings where his words stirred magic and paved way for more public speaking opportunities. He passed away in 2009 but his powerful speeches continue to live and resonate in the minds of all.
If there is someone who can make you forget your own woes and quit cribbing about life, it has to be Nick Vujicic. Born without limbs (arms and legs), Vujicic struggled not just physically, but also emotionally and mentally. However, his undying determination and inner strength fetched him a worldwide acclaim when he started a non-profit organisation "Life Without Limbs" at a very young age. Besides a good sense of humour, Vujicic has this rare quality to poke fun at himself. He believes in striving and not quitting! He was nominated for the "Australian of the Year" award in 2005.
The author of some of the leading bestsellers like 'The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari' and 'The Leader Who Had No Title: A Modern Fable on Real Success in Business and in Life', Robin Sharma is an incredible motivational speaker and a highly sought-after seminar leader and keynote speaker for most of the Fortune 500 corporations. He is one of the most respected and leading speakers in the world whose speeches on leadership are immensely popular and inspiring.
Having started off as a high school guidance counsellor in Detroit followed by a professor of counsellor education at St. John's University in New York, Dr Wayne Dyer went on to become a proclaimed author. He wrote self-help books where he used his teaching and techniques of his counselling career to mentor people. He travelled the world to deliver inspiring speeches and gained more fame through his series of audiotapes and books.
An immensely talented author and speaker, Zig Ziglar started off his practice of public speaking in seminars. Such was his love towards his work that he traveled across the world continuously to inspire and motivate others through his life-improvement speeches.