As the sun goes down literally by 3:30, I catch myself watching more motivational videos, and reading.
I came across these Ted Talks that I wished I viewed in my 20’s and 30’s as they are full of enormous motivation for self-development.
So if you lack a good dose of motivation, grab your favorite beverage, or snack and watch these fantastic Ted Talks:
Success, Failure And The Drive To Keep Creating by Elizabeth Gilbert
In this talk, Elizabeth will help you to overcome the pressure that comes with the milestones. Drawing from her personal experiences, she will help you keep going and teach you how to use creativity to unlock the next big thing that’s hiding inside you. It shouldn’t stop you from doing what you want to do if Elizabeth remained scared she would never have published another book.
Looks Aren’t Everything. Believe Me, I’m A Model by Cameron Russell
This is a Ted Talk I wished I had available when I was modeling. My soul, self-worth, confidence, and spirit was crushed daily by casting agents telling me I was not tall enough, my eyes were hooded, I looked too ethnic, or my torso was too short.
Cameron’s talk will do wonders for changing your perception of yourself. In this outstanding talk, the model admits that she’s won a “genetic lottery”. She’s beautiful and she knows it. However, she will show you that there’s more to a picture than meets the eye. Not only this, but she will change your perception of the modeling industry and reveal to you the truth, that there’s no such thing as perfect.
By unveiling the truth and changing your outside perceptions, Cameron is forcing you to instead look inward. And by this, exposing what’s really important and aligning your focus to help you give your energy to something of value.
Why 30 Is Not The New 20 By Meg Jay
Meg Jay’s talk has been the first talk in a long time that really made me think how much time I wasted in my 20’s. In this talk, she makes a lot of valid points that boil down to the fact that our twenties are not years that we should waste. Contrary to popular belief, your twenties are your less serious years where you get to figure things out before things up their game in your 30s.
This clinical psychologist notes how important it is to plan and prepare ahead. There may be certain events that don’t occur until later on down the line, but that doesn’t mean you don’t build the groundwork for them now. To round off this talk, Meg gives three pieces of critical advice that will allow you to use your twenties to its fullest potential and make it one of the most defining periods of your life.
It’s OK To Be Wrong by Kathryn Schulz
Kathryn challenges the common misconceptions about failure and making mistakes that we fall victim to. And instead shows us that it’s OK to be wrong. Making mistakes is essential for success – without them, we would never learn and we would never grow.
Kathryn Schulz is a renowned writer who’s famously known for her work in The New Yorker and Rolling Stones. And in her book, “Adventures in the Margin of Error” she concentrates on human error and why it should be admired. Kathryn points out that you should not fear mistakes and that it’s completely human to make them.
And in this more than interesting talk, Kathryn will show why it’s important to embrace your failure and make you proudly admit when you’re wrong. And it will truly change how you approach your work and how you bounce back from your mistakes.
Sending positive success vibes! 💋
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