Watching TED Talks is a popular pastime at CN&CO. We visit TED.com regularly to clear our heads, have a laugh or get inspired. TED Talks open our minds, spark new ways of thinking and can lead to some very interesting conversations. Each week we pick a favourite and publish it on a Tuesday, because we like how “TED Talk Tuesday” sounds. This week’s talk was selected by Paul Cochlovius (best friend of CN&CO’s Gianluca Tucci). Here’s why he chose it:
TED Talk Tuesday #62: Why 30 is not the new 20 by Meg Jay
I first watched this talk in 2013 and it completely changed my mindset.
A whole bunch of people settle for things in their lives being good enough (for now). This leads to them thinking that they have an indefinite amount of time to live the life they want.
Yet, time is not indefinite and there definitely will come a time when it is too late to do what you want to do. In the talk Meg refers to the fact that to achieve something great, you need two things:
1. A plan and
By believing that there is always tomorrow, you remove urgency from the equation and thus stop great things from happening. The main point I take from this is that one must do as much as possible today to reach your goals.
As greatness will not come to you if you are not willing to go on a dedicated search to find it.
Enjoy the talk and embrace the moments that make life great today.