At this time, watching an excellent speech may help us feel inspired. To our collection, we add the following motivational speech by Denzel Washington.

For further insights, check out this previous post::The Importance of Inspiration. Included there are links to three of the best speeches EVER. By Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder [34 million views as of now]. By Jim Valvano, NCAA champion basketball coach [5 million views as of now]. And by Randy Pausch, Carnegie Mellon professor [20 million views as of now].


University of Pennsylvania Motivational Speech by Denzel Washington

For those not very familiar with Denzel Washington, take a look at a few highlights from his Wikipedia bio:

“Denzel Hayes Washington Jr.  is an American actor, director, and producer. He has received two Golden Globe awards, one Tony Award, and two Academy Awards: As a result, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest actors of his generation, and is considered an American cultural icon. Washington earned a bachelor’s degree from Fordham. In addition, did a year of graduate study at  the American Conservatory Theater.”

Washington has also given back to the community. Especially with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Which he participated in while growing up. He is a member of its Hall of Fame and a long-time spokesperson.

Denzel Washington with 30 young people at the BGC of Greater Washington.


Denzel Washington gave an inspiring commencement speech at a University of Pennsylvania commencement. It currently has over 6 million views at YouTube.


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