I recently came across this inspiring TED talk by Matt Cutts. Personally, I’m a big fan of TED so don’t be surprised when you see more of their guests on this blog.
Regarding this specific talk by Matt Cutts, he proposes something so simple, yet so inspiring, why not try and do something new for 30 days? Personally I decided last year to make sure I tried new things this year, so far I’ve started a pastry course one day a week and started taking taekwondo lessons two days a week. Both take more than 30 days, but I’m loving every minute of it and am eager to start something new again eventhough both take up most of my time as it is (next to work and an active social live).
Whether or not you try something more simple for the next 30 days or something more complex like me, I suggest you try it. Whether you succeed or fail in whatever it is you’re going to do, I’m sure it’ll boost your creativity and give you energy just because it takes you out of the routine day-to-day stuff.
In light of Steve Jobs’ recent step down as CEO of Apple I looked up his Stanford Commencement Speech of 2005. The first time I ever watched this speech I thought I’d check out the first minute and fast forward, but I ended up watching and listening to Steve Jobs for the entire 14 minutes and 34 seconds. His speech was funny and inspiring.
He talks about overcoming life’s obstacles and pursuing your dreams.
The speech may be 6 years old, the lessons in it are still and will always be valid.
This inspiring young boy didn’t let a lack of sight stand in his way. Ben Underwood was 2 when he lost his sight. As a blind boy he skated, surfed and even played video games! He used echo location to ‘see’.
He just showed everyone that if you believe and work at it you can do anything you set your mind to.
So, for a long time now, I’ve been having an idea in my head. It wasn’t until I spoke too a friend of mine and hearing some bad news and seeing all kinds of unfortunate things happen in the world I decided that it’s time to stop thinking and start acting!
Life is too short to dwell on the past and the future is too far to stress about. It’s time to start living in the present and act now.