Have you ever been writing code and building something extraordinary and you decide to show it to someone, then they look at it and say it's a stupid, dumb, or crazy idea?
Pick which one happens next:
- You start second-guessing yourself every time you get near your project.
- You stop working on the project.
- You throw it out, thinking it won't work.
- You let the comment bounce off of you and power through the project.
Many people pick number 1, 2, or 3.
You need enough confidence and motivation to get you up to number 4. You have to believe in yourself and push forward.
Today's collection is meant to inspire and motivate you...
- To write that eBook (It's NaNoWriMo, you know!).
- To continue working on that side-project that will make you $1,000/month.
- To start learning that new language.
So bookmark this page and share it, and anytime you get down in the dumps, come over to this collection and open every link.
(Also, if you have other motivational or inspirational links, definitely post them in the comments below and I will add them to this post).
This Is Water
Video on how to be well-adjusted, educated, and aware of what's around you and not just by running the rat-race.
They started out just like you only instead of in your parent's basement, they did it in a garage.
A great post that I refer to when I'm working a little too much.
Why Do We Fall?
Video to definitely get the juices flowing. It's a collection of motivational speeches. Some give me goosebumps.
VERSUS 2010: You Versus Them
Another video that always gets me fired up. It's always about you vs. "can't," you vs. another guy.
Great website providing inspirational quotes.
A solid list of 30 life lessons about life in general. Great tips and ideas.
Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying
The famous scene from the Shawshank Redemption.
A great quote from Sir Altitude!
A Fast Company article describing an entrepreneur's mindset from vision to strategy helping beginner thought-provokers.
More proof of what developers experience when writing code. It's an absolute awesome feeling when you get into the groove.
The man himself talks about three areas which every start-up should focus their attention.
Jim Carrey's Famous Commencement Speech
I have always loved Jim Carrey as a comedian and, after watching this, I respect him even more.
Jump to 10:10 for his famous line.
The Number #1 Best Motivational Speech Ever
How bad do you want success? More than breathing?
The Next Web's great post on how to focus on completing your goal and never quitting.
The Billionaire Mindset
Understanding the great achievers of the world.
When You Love Your Job with Passion
Amazing people taking their boring job and making it an exciting every day.
A great list of short videos that will inspire you and boost your confidence.
Adrien Kosmaczewski - Being A Developer After 40
A great video on how Adrien absolutely loves what he does.
This post from Scott is in my bookmarks for a reason. I'm trying to build a side-project and have always worried about releasing it into the wild.
I have this image behind me on my whiteboard to remind myself to keep pushing forward.
I hope this collection inspires and motivates you to build the next Facebook or WhatsApp.
What inspires you? An image, a video, or audio? Post your comments below.