Category Archives: Personal Growth

Personal Growth: Review your life (TED talk)

This is a guest post written by frequent contributor B.Positive.

How often do you review your life, goals, values, priorities? How often do you pop your head up above the daily grind to look at where you’ve been (and what you’ve learned) and where you’re headed? I often like to watch TED videos and at least review what they’ve shared and try to implement it in at least a tiny way to improve my life. If we can do this once a week every week for  year, you’ll be amazed at how much the quality of your life can improve with such little effort.

My 25th birthday passed last week and it seemed no better a time than to evaluate my life as a whole and see where I want to go next. Although the near and short term goals are not clear, I know that I want to continue exploring, meeting people, and learning what makes people happy and helping others find it in themselves. How, when, and where I’ll do this – I’m not yet sure, but I know that this is something I’d truly enjoy doing and could spend a life doing.

Is it about time you looked at your life? There’s no better time to do this than now. There’s no better person to do this than you (yourself). There’s no bigger regret than a life wasted. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bronnie-ware/top-5-regrets-of-the-dyin_b_1220965.html)

Just a short post that is hopefully a welcome change to the all of the points speak.

-B.Positive

P.S. More interesting reading for you self-help fans:

1. Take control of your life – starting with the mornings.

http://www.businessinsider.com/12-things-killer-employees-do-before-noon-2012-8

2. 18 ways travel can change your life

http://www.nomadicmatt.com/travel-blogs/18-lessons-from-5-years-around-the-world/

3. Conflict can help you learn and grow – just make sure there are 3 or more people in the discussion to keep things civil.  http://blog.ted.com/2012/08/06/5-rules-for-productive-conflict/

Personal Growth: TED talks

This is a guest post written by frequent contributor B.Positive.

This week I’ve come across some amazing TED talks that have left a lasting impression on me that’d I’d like to share with all 3 of you readers (this joke won’t get old for a while).

First: 

Imagine the possibilities that are enabled by making the best education free and widely available! At least we won’t have an excuse on why we couldn’t learn something or try harder in school (or in this case, in personal learning and in life). Simply amazing. I’ll be sure to write reviews on any online courses I take.

Second: 

I thought this video was simply amazing. Whether you love or hate conflict, it shows us the importance of arguing productively and professionally to help you and those you engage with raise your level of awareness, thinking, and being. We all need conflict to help us challenge our beliefs and grow as people – sometimes, we lose perspective of that and try to take comfort in seeking out others who would easily agree and affirm our beliefs, values and our identity. Sometimes, stepping out of your comfort zone and seeking that which is completely different  will help you more than you can imagine.

Just a quick share of these videos today. I thought it was too important not to share with you readers.

B.Positive

P.S. Some amazing photographs are coming out of the London Olympics. The Olympics are an incredible way to take a glimpse at participants from all parts of the world and to share in the experience of admiring what mankind is capable of  together.  Here are a few of my favorites:
1.

The image captures the emotion and intensity of the moment so elegantly from such a unique perspective. Photo Source: http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2012/08/2012-london-olympics-the-first-9-days/100347/#img40

2. http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2012/08/london_2012_olympics.html#photo27
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2012/08/london_2012_olympics.html#photo59

Great Britain’s Anna Watkins displays the gold medal she won in the women’s rowing double sculls in Eton Dorney, near Windsor, England, Aug. 3, 2012. (Chris Carlson/Associated Press
Photo Source:http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2012/08/london_2012_olympics_one_week.html#photo14

A part of one of the biggest photoblog articles I’ve seen covering the Olympic athletes and locations during the event. Amazing.

Just simply amazing. If you haven’t been watching the Olympics, live it through these photoblogs!