Who doesn’t love to feel inspired? To feel that tingling feeling of enlightenment, hope, and determination spread through your entire being, touching not only your mind’s understanding, but also your heart. At least, that’s what true inspiration feels to me. It’s a feeling that can not only wake us up from that zombie like stage most of us are in when going home from work on a regular monday afternoon, but that can even change our entire life.
So how do we find this inspiration? This boost of raw energy that gives you goosebumps and makes you feel like there’s nothing you can’t accomplish? Well… if you don’t already know it, TED is an amazing source of inspiration. It’s an organization dedicated to spreading great ideas from people all over the world and today their website houses over 1500 inspiring talks about anything you could ever imagine. And most things you couldn’t.
Here are three of my favorite TEDx Talks to get you started. All three of them has inspired me and changed my life in one way or another.
Do you dare to let them change yours?
#1 Taylor Conroy – How to Build a School in 3 Hours
A simple, but brilliant idea explaining how 33 people can educate every child on earth. All it takes is a latte a day for three months, and you will have changed the world. Seeing this talk was a defining moment in my life. It inspired me to act and to look beyond my own little world to make someone else’s world better.
More information on the Change Heroes website.
#2 Janine Shepherd – A Broken Body isn’t a Broken Person
An amazing talk by an amazing woman who refused to let herself be limited by the tragic accident that ruined her body. Her story moved me to tears and reminded me that we are so much stronger than we know.
#3 Brené Brown – The Power of Vulnerability
A wonderful and genuine talk about daring to be vulnerable and how this can enrich our lives. It helped me realize that it’s ok to be vulnerable and to let others see it. That it’s beautiful even.