One of the most overlooked factors in self improvement and personal development is the idea that we should do our best to give value back to others in our life, our community, and our world as a whole. TED is an organization focused on delivering value to others in a big way. Wikipedia does a good job of describing the organization.
TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is an academic organization owned by The Sapling Foundation, a private nonprofit foundation. TED is well-known for its annual, invitation-only conference devoted to “ideas worth spreading”. TED is famous for its lectures, known as TED Talks, which originally focused on technology, entertainment and design, but have now expanded in scope to a broad set of topics including science, arts, politics, education, culture, business, global issues, technology and development. Speakers have included such people as former U.S. President Bill Clinton, U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Nobel laureates James D. Watson, Jane Goodall, and Al Gore, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, and Billy Graham.
Recently while reading a previous blog spotlighted on “Read This Feed” (The Positivity Blog) I found this video of Anthony Robbins discussing the 6 motivating factors that are inherent for all human beings.
Watching this video, and being inspired by it was the motivation to write this post, and is hopefully your motivation to continue reading.
At TED.com, you are provided with video of the worlds top thinkers. These great minds are given an opportunity to share their insights with each other, a cross pollination which can only do good for our world.
Here are just a few insightful videos that TED.com has posted to elighten your day just a little bit more:
- John Wooden on true success
- Barry Schwartz on our loss of wisdom
- Matthieu Ricard on the habits of happiness
- Richard St. John: “Success is a continuous journey
- Elizabeth Gilbert on nurturing creativity
It should be stated that TED doesn’t only offer “talks” on personal development, they offer “talks” on topics categorized as informative, ingenius, and corageous. The more time you spends surfing TED, the more interesintg and diverse knowledge you can walk away with. We strongly reccommend that you check it out by clicking here.