Friday, December 21, 2012

Dreaming and Doing | Top TED Talks

"If you can dream it, you can do it." - Walt Disney

This is the foundation for Saku Tuominen's TED Talk. He underscores a major problem with people today: many individuals claim that they cannot dream. And those who can dream, struggle to do.

Saku breaks-down people into three categories:
  • Dreamer's - those who dream and inspire great ideas, but fail to action
  • Doer's - those who take action, but leave their dreams aside
  • Did's - those who dream and take action to do
Saku also makes a great reference to happiness. He relates to a common perception of how humans struggle with a losing battle of seeking happiness.

The answer lies in how we manage our perception of time, and what we do with that time. "It's all about the balance," Saku says. And the new "KISS" - "Keep it simple (but) smart."

According to Saku, to fulfill your meaning of life good (and find ultimate happiness,) you have to find balance in 'dream, do, and did.'

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Passion Trumps Fear | Top TED Talks

The TEDxGoldenGatePark series is filled with encouraging and inspiring TED talks. In this particular talk, Larry Jacobson shares a captivating story of how he took a life-changing risk to achieve is greatest passion for life: sailing around the world.

Larry makes a thought-provoking statement that "more often then not, it's the good things we have in our life that get in the way of achieving great things."

Too often we become content with our lives. We lose sight of our true passions because life, as it stands, is good. And it's too easy make small excuses of why we can't fulfill our life's great passion.

We must never forget the honest passions of our life. Recognize your priorities. Let passion rule your day.