Inspiring TED Talks you must watch
1. Angela Lee Duckworth- Grit: the power of passion and perseverance
What are the real ingredients of success? Talent, money, looks, brains? No. The true characteristic that leads to success isn’t just talent, Duckworth describes what it takes to get things done right: grit. Learning comes with effort and hard work, and that working hard is the key to success. The idea that hard work and determination makes a huge impact. If you need the inspiration to keep driving, definitely watch this one.
2. Andy Puddicombe – All it Takes is 10 Mindful Minutes
Between friends, teachers, classes, and recreational activities, our lives can so easily get busy with our constantly jam-packed schedules. It’s often hard to stop your brain from churning. Yoga or meditation classes help but adding such classes simply adds a further strain on your schedule. A former monk, Andy Puddicombe, feeling of overwhelming stress can be prevented by taking 10 minutes out of our day to practice mindfulness. According to him, by taking just 10 minutes out of your day to live in the present can make our life easier.
3. David Kelley – How to Build Your Creative Confidence
It’s a common theory that some people use their right side of their brain, and some use their left. Kelley says that is just not true. He talks about how everyone can be creative, no matter what kind of “category” you sort your intelligence into. While people prefer to use one side or the other, both sides are accessible to anyone. All a person needs is confidence. urges us to take a long, hard look at our creativity and how we can apply it to work, school, and our relationships.
4. Cameron Russell – Looks aren’t everything. Believe me, I’m a model
College can be a very difficult time for a person’s morale. Cameron Russell narrates her story, how being a supermodel has taught her this important lesson-looks aren’t everything. Her talk is a great reminder that it’s what’s on the inside that counts. It helps in the understanding the privilege and opportunity that has been given by today’s society. Through her speech, we can comprehend how to use those virtues to create change for the generations to come so that there is not an immanent privilege, and instead is of empathy and approval.
5. Susan Cain – The Power of Introverts
Many of the great personalities, the best philosophers, scientists, mathematicians, and other scholars were introverts by nature. It’s these people who take the time to reflect inward, a place where many are afraid to look. Instead of being encouraged to obey, or become more extroverted, introverts should be invigorated and assisted to share their thoughts and findings with the world.
Knowledge about ourselves is the key to knowing the world. Embrace your introversion, even if our culture does not. Cain helps you gain a new way to understand the people, and developed an improved attitude about your own personality.
With talks about almost everything, TED talks have been inspiring thousands of students all around the world. They will certainly provide you with a head start in thinking, act, and approaching situations in a way that will maximize your college experience.