Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Top 10 TED talks for inspiration and motivation

Top 10 Ted Talks for Inspiration

Have you met TED? No, I'm not talking about Ted Mosby, the guy from "How I Met Your Mother" but from the increasingly popular TED talks video podcast. Yeah, I'm a big fan of TED, some people don't seem to get it but I find that watching some of these TED talks given by people who are following their dreams and doing what they are suppose to be doing in whatever field that might be can be quite inspiring and they might even help us to find our own purpose in life and to follow our dreams, or at least they might help us to open our minds to new ideas and possibilities.

I always like sharing with my friends my favorite TED talks so I decided instead of sharing them one by one to make a selection of my Top 10 TED talks based on the talks that I've found most inspiring and motivating and publish them on this blog, so If you are trying to find what is your purpose in life or if you need some inspiration or motivation to pursue your dreams, live your passion and continue doing what you are meant to be doing then I strongly recommend you watching these top 10 TED talks.

Top 10 TED talks for inspiration and motivation

1. Janet Echelman: taking imagination seriously
Duration 09:26 - Posted June 2011

A beautiful talk about the extraordinary and inspiring journey of an artist

2. David Blain: How I held my breath for 17 min
Duration 20:19 - Posted January 2010

The famous street magician David Blain talks about how he held his breath for 17 minutes, a feat that is normally considered humanly impossible, braking the world record and he does it for real.

3. Philippe Petit: The Journey across the high wire
Duration 19:07 - Posted May 2012

Learn some success tips from the fascinating life of this French street artist.

4. Onyx Ashanti: This is beatjazz
Duration 06:29 - Posted June 2011

Using an iPhone and other electronic devices Onyx Ashant shows us that music has no limitations, be ready to dance.

5. Reggie Watts disorients you in the most entertaining way
Duration 09:43 - Posted May 2012


6. Jamie Oliver's TED Prize wish: Teach every child about food
Duration 21:53 - Posted February 2010

A powerful and bold message from a man driven by a strong mission

7. Rodney Mullen: Pop an ollie and innovate!
Duration 18:19 - Posted June 2012

A skateboarder legend makes it to TED and shares his life story.

8. Mark Applebaum: The mad scientist of music
Duration 16:50 - Posted August 2012

An entertaining and amusing talk by an eccentric musician interpreter, improviser, inventor, designer and a lot more.

9. Diana Nyad: Extreme swimming with the world's most dangerous jellyfish
Duration 16:57 - Posted January 2012

If this talk doesn't get you inspired nothing will!

10. Lewis Pugh swims the North Pole
Duration 18:53 - Posted September 2009

Another extreme swim, but in this case Lewis Pugh swims the North Pole to send a very important message to the whole world.

If you like these Top 10 TED talks for inspiration and motivation then I suggest you to subscribe to the TED Talks YouTube channel to stay updated whenever they publish a new video or to explore some of the more than 1000 TED talks. You can also watch them directly on their website www.ted.com or you could install the TED app for your iPhone or Android device which allows you to download the talks to your phone or tablet to watch them later. And to conclude in TED style... I thought this was an "Idea Worth Spreading".

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