Monday is notorious for being a day that many people often dread. Monday marks the end of the weekend and the start of five more days of work. Sometimes it is hard to wake up to the sound of the alarm after two days of silencing it. So, on this Monday, I thought I would share a website that provides me with much inspiration, even on a dreaded Monday.
TED is a non profit organization that is solely devoted to spreading great ideas all over the world. This organization, which formed 25 years ago, began as a single annual conference that meshed people from three very different arenas: technology, entertainment and design (hints the name TED). However, the organization began to grow, and now TED has a much larger reach.
www.ted.com features lectures, talks, seminars and other presentations on anything that the organization deems worthy of spreading throughout the world, in effort to create positive influence. Whether is it a middle-aged scholar talking about sustainable energy or a charismatic 9-year-old divulging the importance of self esteem, these video presentations will leave you feeling empowered, excited, humbled, learned and inspired.
The idea of an organization that provides inspirational thoughts from all areas of society, to everyone in the world – and for free! – is motivating. And it is perfect for any overworked individual on a somber Monday afternoon, when the coffee is wearing off and you are starting to crash.
Specifically, I would like to share one of my favorite lectures from Ted.com. This lecture is delivered by Carnegie Mellon professor Randy Pausch. Pausch was dying from cancer when he gave this speech about achieving your childhood dreams. This lecture refreshes my spirit and reminds me that anything is possible with hard work, which is a quality that all entrepreneurs can appreciate. Enjoy!