Motivation: Movies

Sometimes it is hard to get motivated to do work or start a new project. One good way to become motivated is to watch a movie that will motivate you. A lot of movies can motivate you, they don’t even have to be about what you are doing. I always have a few movies lying around that are the motivators. Some are about making money, others are about doing something important. The biggest thing is that they motivate me so I can get back to work. Although I don’t want to waste 2 hours of my day on a movie, I usually only watch movies when I am really unmotivated. Here are a few movies that you might want to check out if you feel unmotivated. NOTE: There is explicit language in these clips!!

Boiler Room
Everyone has to have this in their collection. The movie is about selling stocks and how these young guys are becoming filthy rich and having everything they want. One of the best scenes of the movie is where Jim (Ben Affleck) does the group interview. One of the best quotes, “They say money can’t buy you happiness, look at the f*cking smile on my face!” Here is that clip…

The story of a young programmer who gets a job at a Portland-based software company. Sort of a spin-off of Microsoft. One of my favorite quotes in this movie is, “This business is binary, you are a 1 or a 0, alive or dead”. Here are the opening credits of the movie.
If you haven’t seen this it is a great documentary about the rise and fall of This is a true story about the startup of during the dot com boom. It is very interesting to watch and reminds me of how crazy that time was. They received if I remember correctly around 20 million in venture capital and signed over 40 major cities up for the service. To bad it never worked out for them. If you have a chance check this one out.

These are 3 that I wanted to point out for everyone to check out. Other motivational movies I like include Rudy, any of the Rocky movies, 300, Glen Gary Ross, Wall Street, and Get Rick or Die Tryin’. There are probably more I am forgetting, but check some of these out if you feel unmotivated.