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This Simple Trick Will Motivate You For Life (Animated Story)

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Mar 17, 2019

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  • - [Narrator] This is Leo, and Leo knows the secret
  • to creating limitless motivation.
  • But before we can talk about that
  • we need to first understand his childhood.
  • Leo was born into the slums of Brazil
  • known as the Favelas.
  • And this area is filled with crime, drugs, danger
  • and there essentially is no government
  • enforcing any laws here.
  • And Leo had a pretty rough childhood,
  • he never met his Dad and his Mom worked all the time
  • in order to put food on the table for him
  • and his little brother.
  • And she was the most important person to him in his life.
  • But one day Leo's Mom got very sick.
  • And there wasn't a hospital for them to go to
  • and they couldn't really afford to go to the city
  • and pick up the right medical supplies.
  • Leo and his brother did everything they could to help her
  • but she didn't make it and she died.
  • At the young age of 17,
  • Leo had now become the man of the house.
  • He had no money, no expertise, no education,
  • but he had to somehow figure out a way
  • to provide for himself and his eight year old brother.
  • And if he couldn't figure this out,
  • him and his brother probably
  • wouldn't be able to live long lives.
  • At first Leo tried to do legitimate work
  • for people around the city, stuff like cleaning,
  • shopping, that kind of thing.
  • But he quickly realized that this kind of work
  • would not be enough plus a lot of the time
  • the locals would scam him
  • or they wouldn't be able to pay him enough money
  • so things quickly went from being bad to worse.
  • And he was slowly running out of options.
  • So one day Leo was walking around the city
  • and he was starving,
  • he was literally willing to do anything to get some food.
  • And he noticed there was a house with an open back door.
  • He looked inside and saw this big platter of bread,
  • wine and cheese and just looking at this
  • made his mouth water.
  • And without thinking, Leo went in there
  • and tried to take some.
  • As he was packing up the food in his bag,
  • he was caught by a group of three men
  • and they threatened to take his life
  • for what he was doing.
  • He begged them to spare his life and he told them
  • that he had a younger brother and that he had a future
  • and that we would do anything just to let him go.
  • And luckily they did let him go
  • but there was a cost.
  • They took all of his money,
  • they took the only bag that he had
  • and they even took the shoes off of his feet.
  • When Leo walked home that day,
  • he didn't feel like a real person.
  • He felt broken and lost.
  • And when Leo walked through the door
  • and made eye contact with his incredibly skinny brother,
  • he just burst into tears.
  • Leo knew how hungry his little brother was
  • and how we would pray every night for him to simply
  • come home with just a little bit of food.
  • They both were starving and they both were slowly
  • giving up all hope.
  • The next day, Leo was once again walking in the streets
  • but this time a man caught his eye.
  • This man was tall and he was wearing these nice black shoes
  • which was not very common in this area.
  • The man looked confused and lost
  • which was a dangerous state to be in
  • in a place like the Favelas.
  • Maybe this man can buy me if I can help him with something,
  • Leo thought to himself.
  • So he went up to the man and asked,
  • "Hey Sir, are you lost?"
  • And it turned out he was a wealthy business man
  • who was from the city center of Rio
  • and he had come to explore the Favelas.
  • After they had talked for a little bit
  • and established a little bit of trust,
  • Leo said, "Look, I'll make you a deal.
  • "You are probably going to get robbed,
  • "if you keep walking around like the way you are.
  • "I'll show you around the Favelas
  • "if you buy me groceries for the week."
  • The wealthy man paused for a second and said,
  • "Okay, deal."
  • So they spent the whole day walking around
  • and Leo knew every detail about his city,
  • he knew where the best views were,
  • which areas to avoid, even the secret places
  • that only the locals knew about.
  • And the wealthy man was so impressed by Leo's knowledge
  • that he actually offered to buy him dinner.
  • And of course, Leo said yes.
  • And as the wealthy man watched
  • Leo stuff his face with food, he asked,
  • "How come you want me to buy you groceries?
  • "I feel like most boys your age
  • "would rather spend money on other things?"
  • And this question led Leo to tell him the story
  • about his Mom's death
  • and how he had to provide for his brother
  • and how they were basically starving.
  • This story really moved the wealthy man
  • and he wanted to help.
  • So the wealthy man said,
  • "Look, I actually run a tourism business
  • "in the city center of Rio
  • "where wealthy tourists from all over the world
  • "come and get shown around the city
  • "and not a single one of my tour guides
  • "were as nearly as thorough as you were today.
  • "If you knew this much about the city center of Rio
  • "you would be the best tour guide by far."
  • And without hesitation Leo said, "I'll do it.
  • "I'll come work for you right now,
  • "just take me and my brother and I'll start tomorrow."
  • The wealthy man looked at him and quietly said,
  • "No, but I will give you these books
  • "describing the tours that we offer
  • "and you will need to read through all of them
  • "and learn everything you can about Rio,
  • "the history, the attractions, the street names,
  • "I mean everything.
  • "And if you pass my test I will consider bringing you on."
  • The man gave Leo the books, paid for his groceries
  • and he told him that he would return in about two weeks.
  • And when Leo got home he just looked at all the books.
  • It reminded him of when he was in school
  • and how overwhelmed he would feel
  • when he had to read books for his classes.
  • See, Leo had actually dropped out of school
  • at a very early age because his teachers and peers
  • labeled him as incompetent and stupid.
  • And they basically told him
  • that he wouldn't be successful
  • and all these voices still deeply haunted him to this day.
  • And Leo thought to himself, this is crazy.
  • Should I actually spend my time
  • reading these books while I could be out
  • trying to get more food?
  • But then he looked over at his incredibly skinny,
  • starving brother.
  • And he realized that he had to try.
  • Leo gave pretty much all the groceries to his brother
  • so it would last him two weeks
  • instead of lasting them both one week.
  • So that means that Leo barely ate, barely slept,
  • and he spent the next two weeks glued to those books.
  • He would spend 20 minutes reading a single page,
  • sounding out every word, looking up the meaning of the words
  • and he dissected everything in these books.
  • And he would constantly hear those voices of doubt
  • in his head.
  • You're a stupid kid, you're a loser,
  • you aren't good enough.
  • You aren't the type of person
  • who can pull these types of miracles off.
  • Leo felt like he was slowly going insane.
  • Fast forward 12 days and Leo hears a knock on the door.
  • Leo opened the door and he saw the tall, wealthy man.
  • And he had a big smile on his face.
  • "You ready?" the man said.
  • Leo replied with, "I hope so."
  • And for the next six hours Leo was drilled with questions
  • asking him why is this street important,
  • what is this area called, what building is that,
  • why do we avoid that area?
  • And this went on and on and on.
  • But eventually it was over.
  • The wealthy man closed his book and said,
  • "Okay, I'll think about it.
  • "And I'll come back to you in a few days
  • "with a decision."
  • And just like that he was gone.
  • And every hour that went by, Leo wondered about the man.
  • Both him and his brother's entire futures
  • was riding on this.
  • Their survivability was riding on this.
  • And two days later, the man returned.
  • And he was driving a big van.
  • And Leo ran outside and asked,
  • "Did I pass, can I jump in the car with you right now?"
  • The wealthy man paused for a moment and said,
  • "No, you can't.
  • "Pack your bags, get your brother
  • "and then you can come in the van with me."
  • And within the hour they were gone.
  • And over the next few months,
  • Leo became one of the hardest working employees
  • in the company and over the next few years
  • he even started to work side by side the wealthy man.
  • And they turned that company
  • into one of the top tourism companies
  • in all of South America.
  • Leo was able to provide for himself, his brother
  • and start a family.
  • So what is Leo's secret to motivation?
  • And how can you unlock your motivation?
  • The reason why Leo is so motivated
  • is because he was grateful for every moment
  • that he spent outside the favelas.
  • He was grateful that he could be in an environment
  • where he could go outside and not fear for his life.
  • And he was grateful that he didn't have to resort
  • to stealing or selling drugs
  • or all sorts of other crazy things
  • in order to put food on the table.
  • He was grateful for every breath that he took.
  • And he will never forget where he came from.
  • This gratittuted idea is the key
  • to unlock that limitless motivation.
  • Because when you truly understand
  • just how lucky you are to even have access
  • to things like the internet or having a roof over your head
  • or even having the option to start a business,
  • you will want to seize every single opportunity
  • that is placed in front of you.
  • When you become grateful,
  • you won't need to watch any more motivational videos.
  • Check out my last video about the real truth about success.
  • And I'll see you there.

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In this video, I talk about how to become motivated. There is one little trick that we all can do to unlock our motivation, and it’s something that I personally do every single day. I know there are a lot of videos on YouTube that talk about this topic, but I really do believe this is the most important one you could watch.

Thanks so much for watching, and I hope you all enjoy the video.