Are you down in the rut and in the mood to get motivated and inspired? Or are you in no mood at all and you just want to keep hiding under a rock? This is one reason why you need to get yourself even more motivated.
There’s nothing more inspiring on a gloomy day than the words of brilliant men and women boosting you. Power up your confidence or even cry out all that pent up emotion by getting your TED on!
There are over 90,000 TED talks online now, and you need to watch one now!
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design. It’s a speaker series that launched in 1984 and has ever since housed the most courageous and fascinating people in the world. Listening to any would change your life for the best and inspire you to go out there and achieve more than you can imagine.
Fortunately, we don’t just have one, but ten most inspiring TED Talks that will change your life. Don’t worry, none exceeds 30 minutes so you can watch as many as you want, or bookmark this for later. Now, sit back and relax as you get inspired and change your life forever, one video at a time.
10 TED talks that will change your life
1. Zain Asher: Trust your struggle
Number of views: 1,643,013
In 2014, Asher was part of a team of reporters sent to Nigeria to cover the Boko Haram kidnappings of over 200 schoolgirls in Chibok, Nigeria. Asher comes to CNN from MONEY magazine where she covered careers and investing, primarily focusing on stocks, mutual funds, consumer tech stories and workplace advice.
2. Isabel Allende: How to live passionately—no matter your age
Number of views: 309,210
Isabel Allende gives an incredible perspective on how to live your life. Regardless of how old you are, you have the choice to live passionately.
3. Femi Ogunjinmi: How to tell if someone truly loves you
Number of views: 1,055,788
Femi Ogunjinmi brings to light what fully constitutes an enduring, fulfilling relationship through his engaging experiences. Gfem, as he is fondly called, is a certified life coach, international relationship coach and award-winning motivational speaker. He is also a radio talk show host who has been improving the lives of singles and couples for over ten years.
4. Mariana Atencio: What makes you special?
Number of views: 8,807,383
In her TEDx talk, Mariana tells us how the people she’s met along the way and her own immigrant experience have taught her that the only thing we all have in common is being human. Get ready to ‘get human’ and embrace what makes you different!
5. Stacey Flowers: The five people you need to be happy
Number of views: 248,335
Everyone wants to be happy, but we often don’t know how to actually achieve it. Having a supportive network helps but here are the five specific people that we all need in our lives to be happy.
6. Josh Kaufman: The first 20 hours — How to learn anything
Number of views: 13,961,047
In his talk, he shares how having his first child inspired him to approach learning in a whole new way.
7. Dr Ivan Joseph: The skill of self-confidence
Number of views: 15,651,051
In Dr Joseph’s TEDx Talk, he explores self-confidence and how it is not just the most important skill in athletics, but in our lives.
8. Tracy McMillan: The person you really need to marry
Number of views: 10,936,277
In her TEDxOlympicBlvdWomen talk, McMillan answers the question: “Who is the one person you need to marry in order to have a successful relationship? (Yourself)”
9. Adia Gooden: Cultivating unconditional self-worth
Number of views: 130,958
When a person demands perfection of herself or himself, anything less can feel like a failure. Adia Gooden knows this from experience. In addition to her work as a staff psychologist at the University of Chicago, she’s learned in her own life how to break negative thought patterns and live more freely. She shares those lessons in her talk: “Cultivating unconditional self-worth.”
10. Gen Kelsang Nyema: Happiness is all in your mind
Number of views: 4,600,791
Her message? The gift of happiness truly lies within our own hearts and minds. Gen Kelsang Nyema, exuding a peacefulness that immediately connects with the audience, starts by asking three questions: Are you having a good day? Why? Tomorrow, would you rather have a good day or a bad day? She teaches that we cannot put our happiness at the whim of other people and of circumstances. If we want to be happy, we have to “stop outsourcing our happiness to other people” and cultivate a source of inner peace.