Inspirational Living: Life Lessons for Success & Happiness

The Best Motivational Podcasts for Success

May 27, 2017

The Inspirational Living podcast is a different kind of motivational podcast. If you are looking for a podcast delivered by a motivational speaker who can energize you in the morning with their intense enthusiasm, then there are other motivational podcasts better suited to this.

The Inspirational Living  podcast is guided by that old philosophy of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt: "Speak softly and carry a big stick." That big stick being the force of your character, your sense of justice, and your commitment to virtues such as honesty, perseverance, optimism, self-reliance, courage, and a charitable spirit.

To achieve long lasting success and happiness, all of these virtues are required, as well as a steadfast vision and strong work ethic. In the following list, we have compiled seven of the most popular motivational podcasts from Inspirational Living's catalogue, ones that we hope will inspire you to live up to your highest potential, while achieving all of your goals and dreams, be they in business, the arts, or public service.

1) Motivational Podcast: The Industrious Spirit

The primary condition upon which we may have (and retain) power and skill, is exertion. Nature has no use for unused power. She abhors a vacuum. She permits no preemption without occupation. Every organ of the body and mind has its use and improves by use. “Better to wear out than to rust out,” is sound philosophy, as well as common sense. - Frederick Douglass

2) Motivational Podcast: Achieving Greatness

The individual who never believes that they can do a thing that never was done before, never will do it. You must eliminate “can’t” from your dictionary, banish “doubt” from your vocabulary. Echoes, copies, imitations never can do anything. It is the aggressive, fearless, assertive, positive character that dares step out from the crowd, make their own program, and carries it out regardless of what others may think or say, who wins. - Orison Swett Marden

3) Motivational Podcast: The Psychology of an Entrepreneur

A cool, quiet, balanced brain, not easily disturbed, gets the best results. Not only do people have confidence in the self-controlled individual, but the power of self-control is itself the foundation of self-reliance. It is a known quantity. It inspires confidence. People place dependence on it, as on the settled and known propositions of life. - Herbert Edward Law

4) Motivational Podcast: The Secret of My Success

The secret, which I am about to tell you, is the most valuable and far-reaching of any known to human kind. It is the key to health, happiness, wealth, power, success. It is the open sesame to Paradise, here and now. A secret is something known only to a few. But often the best way to retain a secret is to let others help you to keep it. Just as the only way to retain love is to give it away. - Elbert Hubbard

5) Motivational Podcast: The Courage to Be Successful

To believe you can do a thing and to have the courage to steadily, confidently, and persistently live up to that belief, is to go far and achieve much. There may be difficulties and obstacles, but resolute courage will overcome them as nothing else can. Courage destroys the injurious and opposing forces by supplanting them with forces that serve us. There is thus a double gain. - Herbert Edward Law

6) Motivational Podcast: The Habit of Work Equals Success

It does not matter what we are working at; in work we are creating habit which is sending a stream of healthy influence over our whole lives, and is strengthening the complete character. We are bringing training and discipline to bear on our entire self. It also aids all other good habits, and is an agent to fight against any bad habit that may already have taken possession of us. - Hugh Black

7) Motivational Podcast: Affirmations & Positive Thinking

We become great when we think great thoughts, and to think great thoughts we must transcend the limitations and circumscribed conditions of the individual, and mentally enter into the world of the great and the superior. We must seek to gain a larger and a larger consciousness of the world of real quality, real worth, and real superiority, and must dwell upon the loftiest mountain peaks of mind that we can possibly reach. - Christian D. Larson

8) Motivational Podcast: The Science of Being Great

Heredity does count for something. We are born with subconscious mental tendencies; as, for instance, a tendency to melancholy, or cowardice, or to ill temper; but all these subconscious tendencies may be overcome. When the real individual awakens and comes forth, you can throw them off very easily. Nothing of this kind need keep you down. - Wallace D. Wattles

9) Motivational Podcast: Living a Purpose Driven Life

To succeed today a person must concentrate all their faculties of mind on one unwavering aim, and have a tenacity of purpose, which means death or victory. Every other inclination which tempts you from your aim must be suppressed. Do not struggle to do two things at once. Throw your entire strength upon whatever you do. An intense energy should characterize everything you undertake, even your recreation. - Orison Swett Marden

10) Motivational Podcast: How to Succeed in Anything

Persistence is an essential factor of success in life. And the basis of persistence is the power of will. Will-power and desire, when properly combined, make an irresistible pair. People who achieve great success are sometimes known as ruthless. Often they are misunderstood. What they have is will-power, which they mix with persistence, to insure the attainment of their objectives. - Napoleon Hill

11) Motivational Podcast: The Power of Truth

Truth is the rock foundation of every great character. It is loyalty to what is right, as we see it. It is the courageous living of our lives in harmony with our ideals. It is always — power. Truth ever defies a full definition. Like electricity, it can only be explained by noting its manifestation. It is the compass of the soul, the guardian of conscience, the final touchstone of right. - William George Jordan

12) Motivational Podcast: How to Sell Yourself

We each have in ourselves the potential elements of genius. Our business is to find out how to set them free and get them into effective operation. Remember that a one-talent person working at their highest efficiency is worth a hundred undeveloped ten-talent people. While we all may differ in the degree and variety of natural endowments, everyone has the potential elements of success. - Thomas Parker Boyd

13) Motivational Podcast: Unchain the Giant Within

In reality, you are a Giant in chains. A Giant bound by chains of mistaken belief. Your state may be compared to a dream in which you try to move and cannot; a waking dream, similar to those you have in sleep. The giant Gulliver, when bound by the fragile cords of the Lilliputians, could easily have broken his bonds, but imagining himself held by them he made no effort to free himself. That is exactly your state. - Kate Atkinson Boehme

14) Motivational Podcast: How to Stay Calm and Motivated

Calmness is the rarest quality in human life. It is the signpost of a great nature, in harmony with itself and its ideals. It is the moral atmosphere of the life self-reliant and the self- controlled. Calmness is singleness of purpose, absolute confidence, and conscious power — ready to be focused in an instant to meet any crisis. - William George Jordan

15) Motivational Podcast: Leadership, Character & Democracy

There is little use for the being whose tepid soul knows nothing of great and generous emotion, of high pride, and the stern belief and lofty enthusiasm of those who quell the storm and ride the thunder. Well for these brave souls, if they succeed; well also (though not so well), if they fail, given that they have nobly ventured, and have put forth all their heart and strength. - Theodore Roosevelt

That completes our list of the best motivational podcasts from the Inspirational Living podcast. To get further inspired on a weekly basis, please subscribe to our motivational podcast at the iTunes store, or (for Android Users) on Google Play or

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