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6 thought provoking TED talks to kick start your weekend!

1. 3 questions to ask yourself about everything you do | Stacey Abram

Stacey Abram addresses setbacks in life, whether they be big, small, societal or private. Stacey talks about lessons she has learnt in her life, and gives some great advice on how to not give up. She talks about the importance of how you respond to a setback. How you move forward, how you don’t give up and how you can achieve.

2. Grit: the power of passion and perseverance | Angela Lee Duckworth

This TedTalk acknowledges “Grit”. It extensively analyses and explores the intricate question that society often asks – “How do people from the same background have such different achievements, how do some become successful, whilst others remain content in unemployment?” Angela Lee Duckworth suggests this is down to “Grit”. Those with constant fighting will power, come on top no matter their circumstance, there background and societal class. It inspires anyone to not give up. No matter what.

3. The voices in my head | Eleanor Longden

Eleanor Longden is a great influencer in the world of psychology, she is an inspiration and encourages acceptance and insight into mental health. She is a living example of a woman who has internal struggles yet continues life like anyone else. Eleanor has experience of being hospitalised, and explains how she was able to survive through her mental health turmoil.

4. Why we do what we do | Tony Robbins

Listening to Tony Robbins is a captivating, mind bending, fascinating experience. He is known as the why guy, he invites you to really get to know yourself, to learn who you are and what your motivations are. It is a great way to get a new perspective of yourself and your out looks on life.

5. Try something new for 30 days - Matt Cutts

Matt Cutts is a riveting watch as he suggests trying something new for 30 days, he started doing this himself and inadvertently it resulted in a new self-confidence growing from within himself. It also addresses the fact we so often think about doing something but we never achieve it due to lack of trying. This is an innovative inspiring TedTalk to get you on track to actually believe the things you want to do can be done, you just have to make head way and start now, not tomorrow or next month. Now.

6. The Real Risk of Forgiveness–And Why It’s Worth It | Sarah Montana

Forgiveness is extremely hard, whether it be to forgive a family member, a friend, a work colleague, an acquaintance, whether it be a small or large discrepancy. This genius TedTalk by Sarah Montana gives a great insight into how harbouring negativity can greatly influence you as a person, and explains how to forgive, and why it is beneficial to you and your life.

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