Maybe you are having a bad day? Maybe your week seems endless? Or, maybe you feel like you are stuck in a rut? Hey, sometimes we all could use a little extra motivation.
If you are looking for a new perspective, inspiration or a personal challenge, these three TED Talks will boost your spirits.
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
Speaker: Angela Lee Duckworth
Running Time: 6:01 minutes
Views: 17 million+
While teaching mathematics to 7th graders in the New York City public schools, Angela Lee Duckworth noticed IQ didn’t necessarily predict success. Curious, Duckworth went on to become a psychologist and began researching, “Who is successful and why?” The one characteristic that rose to the top of the pile was grit, or the passion and perseverance for very long-term goals. Learn how you can use Duckworth’s findings to live life like a marathon, not like a sprint.
My Philosophy for a Happy Life
Speaker: Sam Berns
Running Time: 12:44 minutes
Views: 27 million+
Sam Berns was born with a rare genetic disorder called progeria. Progeria causes the signs and symptoms of premature old age, and the average life expectancy is 13 years. Filmed when Sam was 17, this TED Talk highlights his “very happy life.” Sam shares the three aspects of his personal philosophy along with stories and wisdom. When you doubt your ability to overcome obstacles, Sam’s speech will encourage you to be brave and to keep moving forward.
Try Something New for 30 Days
Speaker: Matt Cutts
Running Time: 3:12 minutes
Views: 11 million+
Do you have a big dream, but don’t know where to start? Former head of search quality at Google, Matt Cutts, explains how trying something new for 30 days transformed him from a desk-dwelling computer nerd to someone who hiked Mt. Kilimanjaro. Think of something you’ve always wanted to try and start your own 30-day challenge. Small, sustainable changes can add up and allow you to achieve impressive long-term goals.
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