Work is such a significant part of our lives that when something is amiss, it affects every other aspect of our existence. You don't have to feel stuck in that rut, though. If you are an employee who is feeling demotivated or simply exhausted, there is one solution that works nearly every time: hearing inspirational stories of people who have been there before.
So, if you’re in this unfortunate situation, here are 3 movies that will get you over the hump:
Rudy is and will always be at the top of the list for inspiring and motivating movies. Whatever your challenges may be (in work or in life), the lead character in this film is relatable and a true role model. It’s a story that shows us how determinations wins over talent any day, and it will push you to do more and fight harder for whatever it is you are chasing – a new position, an award, anything.
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
This movie offers several excellent takeaways for success-hungry professionals, especially those who are just starting out. You have the ruthless Miranda Priestly, who takes no prisoners in her battle to stay at the top of the game. Then, you have Andrea Sachs, the girl who is just starting out but is willing to take any and all kinds of abuse to get where she needs to be. We obviously don’t recommend allowing any employer to ever treat you poorly, but Andy’s determination is extraordinary.
The Internship (2013)
It’s no secret that Google internships are highly coveted by professionals at every stage in their career. This 2013 film uses that theme to present us with an unconventional look at finding motivation where you least expect it. Watch this movie when you’re feeling discouraged or like you’re out of place in your current work environment. The two main characters will help you find your way.
It’s always exciting to see others who have overcome relatable career challenges, because let’s face it. We have all been there before. So, turn to one of these films for career inspiration the next time you’re feeling down, and put the pep back in your step.