All of us have our own personal idea of what Success is. Do you know what yours is?
If you don’t – fear not! We’ve got our top five favourite Ted Talks to help you get your creative juices flowing and define your version of success.
1. Success, failure and the drive to keep creating – Elizabeth Gilbert
Best selling author, Elizabeth Gilbert reflects on why success can be as disorienting as failure and offers a simple — though hard — way to carry on, regardless of outcomes.
2. Success is a continuous journey – Richard St. John
Richard St. John reminds us that success is an ongoing journey. He uses the story of his business’ rise and fall to illustrate a valuable lesson — when we stop trying, we fail.
3. Grit: the power of passion and perseverance – Angela Lee Duckworth
After leaving a high profile job in consulting, Angela took a job teaching math in a public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of “grit” as the biggest predictor of success.
4. A kinder, gentler philosophy of success – Alain de Botton
Famous Philosopher, Alain de Botton examines our ideas of what success and failure is and questions the assumptions we have.
5. Should you live for your résumé … or your eulogy? – David Brooks
According to Brooke, we all have two selves; the self who craves success, who builds a résumé, and the self who seeks connection, community, love. Can we learn to balance these two selves? Perhaps, once we know them both.