What Can We Learn From Motivational Speakers?

By Caroline Winter


Motivational speakers are people who have dedicated their careers to inspiring others. Every day, they share thousands of ideas in unique, inspiring ways, seeking to teach people how to strive to reach their goals.

Being motivated is the key to success, and motivational speakers are the very best in the business when it comes to inspiring others to achieve greatness. So, what are some of the top things we can learn from motivational speakers?

Let’s take a look at five of the most popular ideas that have been circulated by motivational speakers in the last 20 years, to enable you to become a more successful, happy person.



#1. Positivity

Perhaps the first thing that motivational speakers teach us is the importance of having a positive mindset. Having a positive mindset provides you with the fuel you need to combat the setbacks that hinder you on your journey to achieving success.

After all, success won’t just fall into your lap; being positive, both in the good and the bad times, is what will enable you to learn from your mistakes and your achievements, reshaping the way you think about life. It isn’t surprising then that motivational speakers like Ryan Lowe focus so strongly on positivity, considering studies have found that 87.5% of our success derives from our positive attitude.

Positivity serves to motivate you to work harder for your dreams, rather than letting obstacles move you to quit. A positive attitude can even help you see opportunities when difficult moments come up.



#2. Believe in yourself

If you doubt yourself, nobody else will believe in you either.

This is what motivational speakers say time and time again: trust in your capability to excel. The mind is a very powerful weapon, and believing in yourself can truly influence outcomes.

So, work on improving your mindset, and you will see that, regardless of how immediately you succeed, you will be more energised, confident, and happy about how you are leading your life.




#3. Creativity – Generating Ideas


Coming up with original ideas is difficult, especially when most of us are busy getting through time-consuming daily tasks. This is why motivational speakers are so brilliant: they inspire us to come up with new thoughts, whilst simultaneously encouraging us to see how important it is to set goals and work towards objectives.


They inspire us to ask ourselves, 'Why am I not chasing my ideas?'. 'Why am I just doing what everyone else is?'.


And when we begin getting energised by motivational speakers, we also start thinking outside the box, learning how to make ourselves or our business stand out, whilst learning how to problem-solve creatively.


#4. Stay Calm

If you are successful right now, great! But don’t panic if things aren’t working out just yet.

Motivational speakers also focus on helping you become a calmer person. Panicking is never the solution to a problem, and it can actually make it more difficult to get out of a bad situation.

Motivational speakers encourage you to learn how to keep calm and think clearly when faced with challenges. So, listen to motivational speakers, and stay patient as you work to overcome obstacles without getting panic-stricken.




#5. Accept failure and move on

Perhaps one of the biggest takeaways from motivational speakers is that failure is part of life, so it’s perhaps not surprising that there are so many motivational quotes about not giving up. They, like motivational speakers, work to inspire us to persevere when times get hard…

“A winner is just a loser who tried one more time.” - George M. Moore Jr


Rather than quitting, it’s important to learn from our mistakes and use them to grow and improve. Focus on the present and visualise your goals.


And most importantly, never give up.


So, take all the constructive criticism you can get, and work on improving yourself because that’s what motivational speakers say is the best way to positively progress and achieve your goals. Work to create a positive mindset, staying true to yourself as you develop confidence, creativity, and resilience to failure.



Caroline Winter is a current MA student in Creative Writing, based in London. She has experience working as an editor, translator, and writer on a series of different projects and topics. She is excited to be collaborating alongside


The Industry Leaders as a content creator, and can be found on LinkedIn.



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