The Top 50 Blogs That Will Unleash Your Motivation

by Brad Isaac on July 23, 2007

I sometimes need a good kick in the pants, don’t you? Like everyone, I have days where I don’t feel like doing what I know I need to do.

Where do I turn during times like these? I launch my RSS reader and pull up my favorite motivational blogs.

These are the best of the best because it’s one thing for someone to tell you what to do, it’s another thing for them to take their own advice! This is a list of some of the hardest working self development blogs and bloggers – who not only talk the talk, they walk the walk. Many of them have day jobs and families and still take time almost every day to give you their best.

I suggest you check them out and add them to your list of motivational resources.

Here are the top 50 in no particular order -

  • Zen Habits
  • Make It Great! with Phil Gerbyshak
  • Today is that day
  • Dumb Little Man
  • Achieve IT!
  • Success Begins Today
  • LifeDev
  • David Seah
  • Productivity501
  • Your Life. Organized.
  • The Cranking Widgets Blog
  • Pick the Brain
  • OkDork
  • Lifehacker
  • 43 Folders
  • Steve Pavlina
  • Slacker Manager
  • GTD Wannabe
  • Organize IT
  • Matt’s Idea Blog
  • Ian’s Messy Desk
  • Personal Development For A Greater Life
  • The Positivity Blog
  • Change your thoughts
  • Legal Andrew
  • ProductivityGoal
  • Zoli’s Blog
  • the simple dollar
  • Thriftymommy – good for Dads too!
  • Ricky Spears’ Blog
  • My Money Blog
  • Get Rich Slowly
  • Web Worker Daily
  • Life Tips Daily
  • Career Ramblings
  • Wise Bread
  • Life Learning Today
  • Diet Hack
  • Diet Blog
  • Change Your Thoughts
  • Duct Tape Marketing
  • Scott H. Young
  • Penelope Trunk’s Brazen Careerist
  • Instigator Blog
  • Ririan Project
  • D*I*Y Planner
  • LifeSpy
  • Management Craft
  • Life Optimizer
  • Genius Types
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July 23, 2007 at 6:55 pm

I am flattered to be included in that list. Sweet;)

July 23, 2007 at 8:08 pm

Thanks for including Thrifty Mommy. :)

July 23, 2007 at 8:15 pm

Thanks for including me on your great list. I picked up some new ones from it.

BTW, with so many great feeds listed, you might be interested in my post: Afraid to click? How to efficiently process your RSS feeds

July 23, 2007 at 8:54 pm

Thanks for including me in the list! There are a lot of great blogs to explore in the list.

July 24, 2007 at 4:28 pm

Thanks so much for including me in your list! I appreciate the bump. :)


July 24, 2007 at 8:47 pm

Thanks for the booster shot Brad! All this great blogs motivated me, and including mine made it all the sweeter!

July 24, 2007 at 10:43 pm

Well, I like the list, so I digg it :) Thanks for the list :)

July 25, 2007 at 7:05 am

Thanks for including Organize IT :)

July 25, 2007 at 12:24 pm

Great list. Could have been better with included.


Love your site, Brad.

Travis Wright

July 25, 2007 at 1:07 pm

Brad, nice list — thanks for compiling it. My wife and I each write blogs with a motivational slant, and have been lamenting lately that most blog award entry forms never have a category for self-help or motivational. It’s nice to have a bunch of good ones compiled in one place!

Steve July 26, 2007 at 10:02 am

Great list. It would be even better if you (and others who provide lists of blogs) would provide an associated OPML file as a download so the readers can easily import this list into their favorite blog reader. It just seems more productive than manually adding each one. :-)

July 27, 2007 at 9:51 am

I’ve been to quite a few of these sites, but got a little miffed when I came across contradicting opinions in there.

Ideally, I’d not want to have a list longer than 10 sites, only those which have the most pertinent content.

July 30, 2007 at 9:25 am

Thanks, Brad. I put them all into Google Reader.

September 10, 2007 at 1:52 pm

Here is another side to kick your motivation

Frankie Davis September 10, 2007 at 5:02 pm

Good list. Gonna digg it! I’ve got to get motivated so my life wont waste away. Found this one on a blogcarnival

June 21, 2008 at 8:07 am

Great post to boost our spirit and energy level of our souls.

June 30, 2008 at 9:22 am

Really great list of motivational posts. I also quite enjoy reading Andrew Hansen’s blog at

All the best

Georges last blog post..BSN Nitrix 180 & 360 Review Posted

August 11, 2008 at 11:59 am

You did a nice selection there, most of them are my best.

Aniakans last blog post..Positive Change for Success

Ridwan Jaafar February 6, 2009 at 8:25 pm

Hi. Amongst all these blogs… My personal favorite is “Zen Habits”… Simple steps for a great life… Worth a shot.. ;-)

February 19, 2009 at 1:21 am

And while you’re at it shout, “Long live positivity!”

……..and could there be a number 51?

March 10, 2009 at 8:35 pm

Great list! Definitely referring to these in my usual reading :)

Annes last blog post..Let your curiosity set you free

April 6, 2009 at 9:17 pm

This is a hot list. Thanks for compiling all those great motivational sites. I am going to book mark this list.

I have blogged at my Fortune 500 career about teaming, motivation, and leadership for a few years now and have had so much success I have decided to do the same in the real world. My blog is coming into being right now. My hope is one day to be on your wonderful list.

April 30, 2009 at 2:43 pm

Love this list! Am reposting to my network. =)

Vinces last blog post..I am NOT my Job

May 6, 2009 at 12:44 am

I was looking for the best motivational blogs on the net and I found the top 50 blogs in your site. I have gone through 5 of them as of now and each deserves to be among the top 50 motivational blogs. I enjoyed reading Change Your Thoughts. Thanks for the list.

Venkata Vinays last blog post..Affirmative Thinking #12:Discipline

Damian July 22, 2009 at 4:02 pm

Great list of blogs, thanks! If it’s okay to post links, here’s another one that I’ve found (doesn’t have many articles): If it’s not okay to post link, please remove it. Thanks!

August 18, 2009 at 1:53 pm

Great list! I am always looking for good positive blogs that I can reference on my blog.

September 7, 2009 at 11:28 pm

Good source of great thoughts! Thanks a lot.
.-= Chin´s last blog ..Who am I? =-.

October 5, 2009 at 3:37 pm

This is a great list. I have bookmarked it to come back and visit often. Thanks for putting the list out there!

October 13, 2009 at 7:51 pm

This is a great resource of places to go in times of need thanks. Am sure many will benefit from this resource
.-= Martin´s last blog ..Inspirational Messages (189 – 193) =-.

October 15, 2009 at 8:59 am

Holy, moly. What a great list. Bookmarking it. Thanks!!!!

.-= Sunny´s last blog ..Water for Weight Loss Challenge =-.

April 15, 2010 at 8:33 pm

Thank You for this list I agree!!! These sites are amazing!!!

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