Looking to Stick to Your 2017 Resolution? Here are some TedTalks to Help You Commit

Okay, so first of all: what is a TED and what is a TedTalk?

TED stands for technology, entertainment, design and is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. These conferences cover almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. They believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes and lives. (via Ted.com). A TedTalk is a video created from a presentation at the main TED conference or one of its many satellite events around the world.

I was first introduced to TedTalks during my sophomore media law and ethics course in college…and I’m pretty sure I spent the entire duration of the video writing a paper for a different class. I “didn’t have time” to watch a video…I had other, more important things to do (go ahead and roll your eyes). That class came and went and I didn’t really think about TedTalks again until a couple of months ago. And it actually wasn’t until recently that I really started to work them into my everyday life. Someone once told me that if you try hard enough, you can apply one thing you do to everything you do. He had a specific example in mind, and his worked, but I thought maybe I could start applying that logic with these talks. Below are a few of my favorite talks that helped get me through my everyday life. I hope you all find ones you like!

If your resolution is to do something that scares you: 100 Days of Rejection – Jia Jiang

If your resolution is to speak up for yourself and find your voice: Dare to Disagree – Margaret Heffernan

If your resolution is to find your path or direction: Why Some of Us Don’t Have One True Calling – Emilie Wapnick / Talks to Help You Find Your Purpose – TedTalk Playlist – 7 talks, various speakers

If your resolution is to be more social: The Power of Vulnerability – Brene Brown / 10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation – Celeste Headlee

I’ll probably check back in on this post every once in a while and add/change some of the talks so feel free to come back whenever.

Wishing everyone a safe, and enjoyable new year filled with nothing but love, happiness and success. This year? It’s going to be a good one.



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