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Do you want a happy, content and peaceful life for yourself?
Then you must try to find your purpose in life.
Take that first decisive step by watching these 5 TED Talks to find your purpose in life.
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These 5 TED Talks will inspire you and offer you excellent tools to help you figure out what your passions are or what you truly, deeply care about in life.
If you didn’t know, TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. They organize independently run TEDx events to help share ideas in communities around the world.
It’s been more than 5 years that I’ve been hooked to TED for new ideas and inspiration.
I absolutely love the platform and would definitely recommend you check it out if you haven’t already. They feature talks by people whose ‘ideas are worth spreading’ with the world, in almost every important topic.
Finding your purpose in life is definitely one of the most important topics people need to become aware of and subsequently work on. There’s nothing better than a world full of people with a deeper purpose and leading a meaningful life.
Without nay further ado, I welcome you to take the first bold step to a better, more meaningful life by watching these 5 TED Talks to find your purpose in life.
Designing Your Life | Bill Burnett
Watch this entertaining and insightful TED talk by Design Thinking expert and Executive Director of the Design Program at Stanford, Bill Burnett. Inspired by decades of experience in using the design thinking method to successfully design products and businesses, Burnett offers a simple but life-changing way to figure out how you can design your life the way you want at any age.
He shares a five-step process, similar to that used in design thinking, to help you discover answers to deep, insightful questions in life. He then guides you as to exactly how you can then go on and design a life around your purpose in life and be happy and content.
Check out his NY Times Bestselling book on the same topic, Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life, and his new follow-up book, Designing Your Work Life: How to Thrive and Change and Find Happiness at Work.
Why some of us don’t have one true calling | Emilie Wapnick
If you are someone with multiple interests and many different passions, then you definitely should watch this insightful and engaging talk by writer and artist, Emilie Wapnick. Emily herself is a person with multiple passions or as she likes to call, a ‘multipotentialite.’ Multipotentialites are people who have a range of interests and jobs over one lifetime.
In her talk, she shares her journey of struggle and constant self-doubt in the face of society’s consistent judgment regarding career options and settling down in life. She also shares some of the unique and powerful traits that multipotentialites possess which are necessary for innovation and creativity in our world.
Emily has also founded Puttylike, a community for multipotentialites. Check out her book, How to Be Everything: A Guide for Those Who (Still) Don’t Know What They Want to Be When They Grow Up.
What should I do with my life? | Charlie Parker
Watch this Interesting, insightful, and entertaining ted talk by film producer, Charlie Parker which has a very simple premise to it. That you might already know what you really want to do in your life but somehow, over the growing years, you made it into the impossible dream. And now you feel stuck, left with no choice.
Charlie shares interesting findings from his various surveys of children and adults, asking them the age-old question of what they really want to do in their life. He brings forth a pattern that will make you see why most people struggle to lead a happy and content life. And that too might simply be a mindset problem. Watch Charlies’s ted talk to know if you are stuck with a mindset problem over realizing your true purpose in life, and how you should stop ignoring your doubts and just go for it.
Charlie is the Founder and Managing Director of a creative video agency, Broken Blonde, and some of his notable credits include co-writing “M.U.F.F” and the documentary “Tough Times Make Monkeys Eat Red Peppers.”
Draw your future | Patti Dobrowolski
Watch this entertaining and insightful ted talk by high-performance expert and artist, Patti Dobrowolski. She shares how you can tap into the power of visualization to create a happy and content life for yourself. She shows the process behind visualization with any problem or thing in your life that you want or need to change in the future.
Powerful and very informative, watch Patti’s ted talk to figure out your happy and content future with the power of visualization and start creating it. Check out her two books, Drawing Solutions: How Visual Goal Setting Will Change Your Life, and 9 Tips to Up Your Creative Genius.
How to find your passion and inner awesomeness | Eugene Hennie
Eugene Hennie delivers a simple and insightful ted talk to share his story of how he discovered the adventure and excitement he wanted from life after he went on a soul searching trip to South America.
Through his life journey, he shares simple takeaways to find your passion and live up to a deeper purpose in life. Watch his ted talk to get inspired to live.
Eugene is the founder of Anti Wantrepreneur, an online platform, and a podcast for aspiring and season entrepreneurs.
I hope these 5 TED talks to find your purpose in life have helped you get some clarity on what you truly care about or your meaningful passions. The next step for you is to make a plan and figure out how you can get started in fulfilling your purpose in life. Don’t be afraid and take the bold step to live the life you deserve. I believe in you, Good luck!