Ted Talks are a great source of inspiration to society. Beginning in 1984, TED Talks is devoted to spreading ideas in form of short powerful talks. Today, it covers all topics from science to business to global issues in more than 100 languages.
Inspiration can come from anywhere. TED Talks are a great way to motivate yourself both personally and professionally. Let us have a look at the top 5 TED Talks to give you the much-needed motivation in difficult times.
Elizabeth Gilbert is a celebrated writer whose memoir ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ has been made into a Hollywood film starring Julia Roberts.
In this humorous, personal talk, Elizabeth muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses. She shares a radical idea that instead of a unique person being a genius, all of us have a genius. This funny inspiring TED talk will move you.
In this powerful TED talk, Social psychologist Amy Cuddy talks about the non-verbal behavior of people. Body language or the non-verbal behavior of people decides how things will unfold for them in life.
Amy Cuddy argues that ‘power posing’, which is essentially standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident, can boost feelings of confidence. This might even have an impact on our chance of success.
This is the best TED Talk for students and newbies who are looking for making a career for themselves. Your personality speaks volumes. Watch this talk to learn few valuable tips.
Most of us are plagued with the lethal habit of focusing on negative aspects in every situation. In fact, we are all guilty of doing this at one point or another.
Psychologist Shawn Achor warns that this habit can lead to dissatisfaction as the attitude towards a situation tends to determine the outcome of the situation. Achor shares a study that showed that 75 percent of professional successes included in the study could be attributed to positivity.
Individuals who focused on the positive aspects of their situation tend to achieve their professional goals more successfully. In this motivational TED Talk Shawn Achor also argues that happiness actually inspires productivity.
This is one of the best TED Talks you will ever have the pleasure to watch. Sam Berns was an American activist with a rare genetic condition called ‘progeria’, also known as ‘aging disease’.
Sam didn’t let this disease define him and worked to overcome his limitations. Instead of focusing on his illness, he lived a life that he chose.
In this TED Talk, you will meet a flamboyant 17-year-old boy who chose his dreams and happiness over everything else. Sam passed away on January 10, 2014, and this video is a tribute to his brief but beautiful existence.
In this hard-hitting TED Talk, psychologist and author Alain de Botton ponders on the idea of success (and failure) in the 21st century. He also examines the assumptions underlying these two judgments. He makes an eloquent argument to move beyond snobbery in order to find true pleasure in our work.
These are one of the best TED Talks of all time to ignite the spark of inspiration in yourself. Reflect on the ideas that the speakers have shared in these videos.
These short videos are full of life-long teaching that can help us in accomplishing great things. Don’t forget to share this post with your friends and family to inspire them as well.