I have a confession… TED Talks and podcasts have become an obsession of mine. I listen to them getting ready, in the car, cooking, and even falling asleep. Safe to say they are taking over my life. Listening to these inspiring people has opened my eyes and really made me think! And I felt like it is only fair for me to share these amazing TED Talks with you, with a hope that they will inspire you! So here are 10 powerful TED Talks to boost your confidence.
4 Powerful TED Talks to Boost Your Confidence
The Skill Set of Self Confidence Dr. Ivan Joseph
Dear athletes and non athletes this coach is a must watch! Confidence, persistence, and responsibility are what he looks for and teaches. He builds confidence by complimenting the good things his athletes, students, and kids are doing and not nagging on the bad.
I’m just going to give you some brutal honesty right now. Almost every pro athlete has one thing in common….From a young age being an athlete became their goal and not matter how many people laughed when they told them that they were going to be a pro they had enough confidence in themselves to work hard and stay dedicated. Confidence can make or break an athlete or a person.
Every football fan has heard of JJ Watt and his love of the game. If you want to read about a player who defeated the odds to become a great player read an article he wrote here. And if you have a young athlete who loves sports they should read that article. JJ Watt has mastered the skill set of confidence and persistence.
We know that our thoughts influence actions, why do we want to say that negative self-talk to ourselves? We need to get our own self-affirmations. Muhammad Ali, what was his self-affirmation? I am the greatest! Who else is going to tell you?
How to Stop Screwing Yourself – Mel Robbins
It is in our human nature to doubt ourselves. We tend to not think we are good enough to do something. Well I am here to tell you that your mind is wrong. You are good enough. Strong enough. And even CONFIDENT enough. You just need to push the self-doubt aside and have faith in yourself.
Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are – Amy Cuddy
Did you know that you can boost your confidence by changing your body language? Seriously! This blew my mind! Why didn’t I know this during the cooking exams in culinary school or when I was job interviewing. Body language can determine so much for all of us. Peoples first impressions are almost always based on our body language and being able to become mentally aware of your body language could be a game changer for all of us.
Why Thinking Your Ugly Is Bad For You – Meghan Ramsey
Did you know that about 10,000 people a month Google the phrase, “Am I ugly?” I bet that most of them are young girls. We live in a connected world where the kids who shape the future are connected at all times and believe in the trends of the internet. No matter how fictional and abstract they are from reality.
We need to take responsibility in what were are commenting on and what we are saying on social media. And to my mothers who are reading this, please never ever call yourself fat in front of your daughter. They will remember it and begin look at themselves the same way.
Every individual effort matters to create change. It should never be okay to stop loving how we look.
I am not going to sit here and pretend like these talks will change your life, but I am saying they can move you in the right direction. Confidence is the first step to chasing your dreams. You must have confidence in yourself and your dreams in order to go after them with no regrets. So go on and go after what you want!
What makes you feel confident? Let me know in the comments below.
Mine is my sense of needing to grow. I am always looking to better myself and others.