5 inspiring TED Talks every student must watch

5 inspiring TED Talks every student must watch


Starting a new chapter in life can be daunting for many of us. There’s suddenly a lot of questions you need to answer which did not feel important while you were just studying. However, don’t be overwhelmed. We share with you some of the best and most inspiring TED talks from people around the world that will truly inspire you to find the right direction and success.

1. Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success?

Angela left a plush job in consulting and moved to teaching in a school. She noticed IQ was not the real difference between her best and worst students. Check out as she reveals how passion and perseverance can win over high IQs and is the real ingredient for success.

2. Andy Puddicombe: All it takes is 10 mindful minutes

When was the last time you did nothing for 10 minutes? Andy believes simply taking out 10 minutes from your day can help get rid of overwhelming stress. Check out as he talks about the transformative power of doing nothing.

3. Amy Cuddy: How your body language shapes who you are

Social psychologist Amy Cudy talks about the power of posture which can not only change people’s perception about themselves but for others to sit up and take notice. Her talk on ‘power posing’ is also the second most viewed TED talks with over 27 million views.

4. Matt Cutts: Try something new for 30 days

Doing the same things every day, every week and every month can create a one-dimensional experience. Matt talks about how it is important to start something new and stay at it for at least 30 days. Adding a new dimension to your life can help add a fresh perspective. So what are you starting today?

5. Larry Smith: Why you will fail to have a great career

This funny talk by Economics professor Larry Smith takes a peek at the absurd excuses provided by people when they fail to pursue their passion or dreams. Missed opportunities and excuses is what prevents people from building a great career. “Get out and do what you have to do” believes Smith.

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