Ten Pieces of Inspiration #150

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well.

For the sesquicentennial edition of Ten Pieces of Inspiration, I’ve decided to share my ten favorite speeches. Most of these have appeared before in this column, but I’m bringing them back because I love them so much. They have, each in their own way, brought something powerful into my life. I’m not going to offer any extra comments on them – they’re just presented for you to enjoy.

1. Randy Pausch’s “Last Lecture” – Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

2. Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford commencement speech

3. Alan Watts on life and music

4. David Foster Wallace’s This Is Water

5. Charlie Chaplin’s monologue from The Great Dictator

6. Martin Luther King Jr.’s I Have a Dream

7. Ronald Reagan’s Challenger disaster address

8. FDR’s first inaugural address – “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

9. The St. Crispin’s Day speech from Henry V

10. Martin Luther King Jr.’s I Have Been to the Mountaintop

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