by - April 22, 2018

I really like listen to other people’s positive stories. I believe, story has power to inspire others. And also, the power to change. I love to be inspired. Maybe that’s why, I enjoy to watch TEDx Talks recently. I know not everyone in this world likes to listen videos like TEDx Talks, maybe they don’t really like (what they call) “those kind-of-motivational-videos”. But, I think, TEDx Talks has its own strength that makes it different. Because, it's not just common motivation words, it's an unique idea, born from tested experiences and personal stories. On this post, I really want to document some inspirational stories I watched. Hope you will get inspired too.

"The greatest thing is love. When we feel like we don't have enough love, and we don't have enough hope, we start losing strength to live."

"The world is a hurting place, and the world needs hope, and the world needs love. Without hope, we feel like, ‘why are we here?’"

"Every single human being has value. And my value is not determined on how i look, or what job i have, or where i'm from, where i was born, how much money, all that stuff is nothing."

"You've got to come to the truth of knowing who you are and why you're here."

"Trust me, i'm just like you. But i hope you are inspired to know, that if i can dream big, so can you. There are no walls. Find your peace and you'll make your walls doors."

Nick Vujicic, TEDx Talks

"I used their negativity to light my fire to keep going. Use that. Use that. Use that negativity that you have in your life to make yourself better, because i guarantee you, guarantee you, you will win. Brave starts here."

Lizzie Velasquez, TEDx Talks

"You know, a lot of us are forced to make very important decisions very early in life, and we're not even sure what we want to do; i wasn't. And that is OK. The answer lies in experimenting and doing so fearlessly. Everyone does not have a chalked-out path. If you decide to be an actor, your journey and my journey is not necessarily going to be the same. Learn to embrace the randomness."

Mithila Palkar, TEDx Talks

"We need to spend just as much time discovering what our passions are as we do understanding the needs in which the communities that we live in and that's where the true potential lies."

"I like to think of it as simple economics where your passion is the supply and the world's greatest needs is the demand and we need to find that sweet spot that intersection between the two. It's not about choosing our passions or choosing to not follow our passions. It's about marrying our passion to a greater purpose in the communities that we live."

Eunice Hii, TEDx Talks

"Unhealthy beliefs about others come about because we compare ourselves to other people. We think that they're either above us or below us. Or we think that they can control how we feel. Or that we can control how they behave. Or we blame them for holding us back. But really, it's our own choices that do that.”

You have to accept that you're your own person, and other people are separate from you. The only person you should compare yourself to, is the person that you were yesterday."

"And unhealthy beliefs about the world come about because deep down, we want the world to be fair. We want to think that if we put in enough good deeds, enough good things will happen to us. Or if we tough it out through enough bad times, we'll get some sort of reward. But ultimately, you have to accept that life isn't fair. And that can be liberating. Yeah, it means you won't necessarily be rewarded for your goodness, but it also means no matter how much you've suffered, you're not doomed to keep suffering. The world is what you make it. But of course before you can change your world, you have to believe that you can change it."

Amy Morin, TEDx Talks

“The ‘I Complex’ is a model to help you figure out which ‘I’ you mean when you say ‘I’. You're very familiar with the superiority complex. If you have a superiority complex, you pretty much think you're the most important person in the room. If you've got an inferiority complex, you suffer from an over-modest self-regard. These are both signs of a fragile ego. One of them is about delusions of grandeur, and the other one delusions of insignificance. There's a third way of being in the world, and I call it 'interiority', this is one of my made-up words.

So the word ‘interiority’ describes a particular disposition, and there are two reasons it might be useful to you. Number one, it's completely uncomparative. If you have a superiority complex or an inferiority complex, you need other people around. For superiority complex, you need other people to be smaller. For an inferiority complex, you need to suffer from the i'm-gonna-be-found-out syndrome, so somebody needs to find you out.

Interiority is entirely unrelative, so to operate from this position of interiority, it's like a perceptual vantage point. It's sensibility. It's an orientation. And it's the only place in your life, the only place in your life, you have no competition. Try and find a comparison to yourself, and you'll draw blank.

I want to introduce you to a woman called Jill Scott. You might have her on you iTunes playlist, but Jill's a singer, and she's just about to go on stage and perform, and in case you missed the question, there's a French filmmaker who's filming her. She's going on stage after Erykah Badu, and he says to her, "are you nervous, you know, going on after Erykah?" And I want you to listen what she says.

Interviewer : Are you nervous you're going to perform after her?
JS : (Laughter) Have you ever seen me perform? I am the lady Jill Scott. I am a poet, a singer, and a lot of other things. We all have our own thing, that's the magic, and everybody comes with their own sense of strength, and their own queendom. Mine could never compare to hers, and hers could never compare to mine.

See, you didn't even know you had a queendom. That's what it looks like. When you figure out how to be yourself, it's an incredibly liberating, untragic way to go through life. You don't develop an identity, that's a predicated on being a patchwork personality.  You're not a composite, an amalgam, of all your experiences and influences. You're not just somebody's boss, or somebody's mom, or anybody's anything. You're yourself.

Caroline McHugh, TEDx Talks


"Today, we've talked about 3 themes in getting stuff done when you're depressed. They're proactiveness, urgency, and difficulty. Almost always when I use these strategies they work. But there are days when the bipolar disorder or the ovarian disease, or the Myasthenia Gravis, or all of the above win. And when that happens, I remind myself of something that I want to share with all of you. I want to share this with anyone listening, who fights depression, or who loves someone that does. Yes, depression is real. But hope is real. Courage is real. Resilience is real."

Jessica Gimeno, TEDx Talks


"Don't judge somebody else's process because you're in a process as well."

"I don't subscribe to fear because what is fear? F.E.A.R. is False Evidence Appearing Real. That's what that is; it's not real. I believe in faith, faith is the assurance of things hoped for and evidence of things not seen. One deals in the negative, another one deals in the positive. I choose to look for the positive."

"I don't have to beg anybody to like me, because i like me."

Yvonne Orji, TEDx Talks

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