Riding the path to your dreams can leave you with constant detours and sometimes puzzling endings. Today with social media playing a big part in entertainment and daily news, we’ve discovered that Twitter can provide us with motivational vitamins – and the same goes for Instagram. Visuals are a great tool when it comes to breaking down your dreams (vision boards anyone?) What’s better than being able to actually envision your dreams?
For Nissan’s Blvd of Dreams series, we take a look at great movers and shakers who love to spread positivity over the web.
These talented individuals are following their own roads to greatness and want to inspire you on your path. Check out the most inspirational people you should be following on Instagram right now.
Rob Hill Sr (RobHillSr)
You might have seen the name before. Motivational speaker and author Rob Hill Sr. has probably popped up in your timeline with one or ten of his notable quotes. Hill makes it his mission to empower others and lend advice to many people who have wandered off their path. Check out his page for his favorite jams and thoughtful quotes.
Shay Mitchell (ShayM)
Former model and star of Pretty Little Liars, Shay Mitchell is more than a pretty face. The actress shares her journey with her 3.8 million followers and gives great advice on self-awareness, confidence, and love. You can also snag a few fashion tips from the rising star too. It’s the best of both worlds!
Gabrielle Union (Gabunion)
Being Mary Jane actress Gabrielle Union is the number one advocate for friendship and spreading joy. With the star constantly showing love to her friends and beau Dwyane Wade, no wonder the actress was chosen for People’s Most Beautiful List!
Devon Franklin (DevonFranklin)
DeVon Franklin, Senior Vice President of Production at Columbia Records, wears many hats. Franklin is also a motivational speaker, author, and preacher. He uses his social platform to share his faith and insightful lessons on marriage and relationships. He also shows love to his beautiful wife Meagan Good. If you’re looking for a mature approach to finding love and a purpose in life, Franklin’s advice can help you go far.
Brandon Stanton (HumansOfNY)
Brandon Stanton began his career as a bond trader in Chicago before losing his job in 2010. Stanton decided to follow his passion as a photographer and started snapping pictures of everyday people. As he traveled across the country, Stanton stopped in New York and Humans of NY was born. Stanton snaps photos of everyday people and shares their stories with the world.
Oprah Winfrey (oprahwinfrey)
Oprah Winfrey’s Instagram is filled with inspiring photos of her friends and world travels. You can also obsess over her garden and awesome cooking skills. Why would you not follow her? It’s Oprah.
Scott Harrison (CharityWater)
After working as a photojournalist in Liberia, West Africa, Scott Harrison saw many children suffer diseases from contaminated water. In 2006, Harrison created the project charity:water that provides clean water to places all over the world. The non-profit’s Instagram page narrates their different travels and the bright smiles of children enjoying clean water. Learn more about charity:water here.
Nalie Agustin (Nalieagustin)
After being diagnosed with stage 2b breast cancer in 2013, 25-year-old Nalie Agustin started a blog to document her cancer journey. Her Instagram is filled with great advice on living life and fighting insecurities.
Rev Run (revrun)
Rev Run is all about love, life, and family. Check out Run’s page for great pick-me-ups when you’re in a rut. His cute memes and funny approach to life’s lessons won’t make you feel so bad about making mistakes.
Malala Yousafzai (malalafund)
Malala Yousafzai has given her all to the greater good for girls all over the world. The 16-year-old educational activist has endured tragedy and triumph after surviving an assassination attempt in 2012. Her Instagram page shares her travels to troubled countries, where she helps build schools and provide school supplies. Learn more about the Malala Fund here.
PHOTO CREDIT: Instagram