The best TED talks for personal growth and life improvement


Technology, Entertainment and Design. By putting these three magical words together, TED became over the years, an inspirational platform. The knowledge-sharing mindset along with the power of education can be a powerful tool.

We’ve made a list with the best TED talks with the power of rebooting your ideas, rethinking the world as a whole and sparkling a scarce resource nowadays: Tenacity.

Dan Gilbert – “The surprising science of happiness”

Author of “Stumbling on Happiness,” challenges the idea that we’ll be miserable if we don’t get what we want. Our “psychological immune system” lets us feel truly happy even when things don’t go as planned.

Shawn Achor – “The happy secret to better work”

We believe we should work hard in order to be happy, but could we be thinking about things backwards? In this fast-moving and very funny talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that, actually, happiness inspires us to be more productive.

Tony Robbins – “Why we do what we do”

Tony Robbins discusses the “invisible forces” that motivate everyone’s actions — and high-fives Al Gore in the front row.

Chris Hadfield – “What I learned from going blind in space”

There’s an astronaut saying: In space, “there is no problem so bad that you can’t make it worse.” So how do you deal with the complexity, the sheer pressure, of dealing with dangerous and scary situations? Retired colonel Chris Hadfield paints a vivid portrait of how to be prepared for the worst in space (and life) — and it starts with walking into a spider’s web. Watch for a special space-y performance.

Sheryl Sandberg – “Why we have too few women leaders”

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg looks at why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions — and offers 3 powerful pieces of advice to women aiming for the C-suite.

Elon Musk – “The mind behind Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity…”

Entrepreneur Elon Musk is a man with many plans. The founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX sits down with TED curator Chris Anderson to share details about his visionary projects, which include a mass-marketed electric car, a solar energy leasing company and a fully reusable rocket.

These are only a few TED Talks the we like to share with you. If you want to dig deeper in the pep-talk world, the Hero Panel has great widgets to keep yourself motivated. Tell us: what is your favorite TED Talks?

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