5 Perfect TED Talks To Motivate You

TED Talks To Motivate You

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You know those times when you’re reveling in your emotions and allowing negative thoughts to overcome you instead of motivating yourself when you’re in a slump? Don’t succumb to them. During these moments in time, our minds slip into the realm of social media like Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube where we catch ourselves gawking at the lives of our friends who seemingly found success or entertaining ourselves with endless cat videos to fill a void. This only perpetuates self-pity that brews internally. But don’t fret, there’s a solution. Instead of wasting time and energy on activities that hardly provide a good return on investment, direct yourself to these 5 perfect Ted Talks to motivate you.

For those who are not familiar with Ted Talks, it’s a “nonprofit [organization] devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less).” They elicit curiosity and address topics that both inform, educate, and inspire thousands to millions of people globally. Although there are over 2,200 TED Talks recorded, we have narrowed down and picked out the 5 most popular and motivational Ted Talks for you. Whether you are an entrepreneur in the seed phase or a dedicated employee working your way up the corporate ladder, these videos will no doubt be of major use.

Ted Talks To Motivate You

The Psychology of Self-Motivation | Scott Geller | TEDxVirginiaTech

“Be a success seeker not a failure avoider.” It’s all about perception and your choice in how you view circumstances.

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How to Stop Screwing Yourself Over | Mel Robbins | TEDxSF

“Fine [is a] flimsy and feeble word.” It’s an ingenious way to not have to do anything and convince yourself that something is monolithic so it’s all “fine.”

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The Skill of Self-Confidence | Dr. Ivan Joseph | TEDxRyersonU

“How many of us fail at the first sign of adversity?” You have to be persistent in your pursuit of accomplishing your goal(s) and not accept failure.

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Why We Do What We Do | Tony Robbins | TED Talks

“If we get the right emotion, we can get ourselves to do anything.” If you care enough and if you are passionate enough, you are able to make the decision to start and make something amazing.

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The Puzzle of Motivation | Dan Pink | TED Talks

“The solution is not to do more of the wrong things.” The best way to approach motivation is autonomy, mastery, and purpose. Doing something that has meaning provides a better result in effort and creativity.

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Sometimes we just need a few great Ted Talks to motivate us and get back on track. At the end of it all, believe in yourself and know that you have the ability to achieve any goal you set. Just remember to immerse and apply 100% of yourself in whatever it is that you pursue. Keep your integrity and have confidence. When you believe in yourself, people tend to believe in you too.

Are there any TED Talks you found extremely motivating and inspiring but was not on the list? Let us know in the comments below so we can check them out! <3

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  • Thanks so much for sharing! I will need to listen to these TED talks soon.

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

  • Coco Cami

    Great post, thanks for sharing 🙂 I love motivational talks!

    Camille xo

    http://www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

  • So funny! I just posted earlier this week on 5 TEDTalks that I found motivating – the only overlap was Mel Robbins! Just goes to show how many great ones there are…

    My favorite out of mine that you don’t have here is “Got a wicked problem? First, tell me how you make toast” by Tom Wujec. It’s a great new way to think about problem solving and complex processes: bit.ly/2c8IRAm

    Thanks for sharing!
    Kara
    http://www.sayhiphooray.com

  • Mademoiselle Coconath

    Such a great post! Thanks for sharing!
    xx
    Mademoiselle Coconath
    http://mllecoconath.com

  • i’ve heard so many people refer to TED Talks and they inspire them, but I’ve never listened myself nor quite knew what they were. Thank you for explaining, I’ve bookmarked this post and will definitely be coming back to listen to all of these talks! I hope you’re having a great week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

  • Nina

    I need to check them out when I have time. It’s a great way to stay motivated.
    Nina
    http://www.ninasstyleblog.com

  • Um, I want to watch ALL OF THESE! Thanks for sharing this, babe!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge