You, yes YOU! You with your phone permanently stuck to your palm, snuggling comfortably in your couch, procrastinating for the nth time ever, I see you! If you NEED some serious intervention, or have someone in your life who does, get on board, check out these TED Talks that we have carefully curated to bring out the GREATNESS within you.
1. Larry Smith – Why you will fail to have a great career
Views: 3.6 M
To this day, this is my favourite TED Talk ever! Larry Smith, a professor of economics, has spent his entire career coaching individuals to pursue their passions.
In this talk, he appears angry and frustrated (rightfully so) by the excuses people make for not following one’s passion. Larry shares his words of insight with a straight no-nonsense attitude like only a grumpy but caring uncle who loves us can.
2. Angela Lee Duckworth – Grit: the power of passion and perseverance
Views: 5 M
Angela Lee Duckworth boils down the secret to success into one word – Grit! Here, she discusses how passion and perseverance are better indicators of success rather than high IQs.
3. Simon Sinek – How great leaders inspire action
Views: 10.3 M
Simon Sinek is one of the most sought-after public speakers of our time and this video kicked-off his popularity. Unlock the WHY, HOW AND WHAT of becoming a great leader with Simon with this profound talk.
4. Elizabeth Gilbert – Your elusive creative genius
Views: 3.8 M
Apparently, becoming a “creative genius” is so simple! Eizabeth stresses that genius is not as rare as we presume it to be. She explains why we shouldn’t think of people as “geniuses.” Instead, we should think of people as vessels for genius.
5. Mel Robbins – How to stop screwing yourself over
Views: 19 M
When I first saw the title, my brain went “yep, you’re watching this one!” Do you want to lose weight? Get married? Triple your income? Mel Robbins, top career and relationship expert, debunks and simplifies how to get everything you’ve ever wanted in life!