Keep Your Goals to Yourself — Derek Sivers
After hitting on a brilliant new life plan, our first instinct is to tell someone, but Derek Sivers says it’s better to keep goals secret. He presents research stretching as far back as the 1920s to show why people who talk about their ambitions may be less likely to achieve them.
A Life of Purpose — Rick Warren
Pastor Rick Warren, author of The Purpose-Driven Life, reflects on his own crisis of purpose in the wake of his book’s wild success. He explains his belief that God’s intention is for each of us to use our talents and influence to do good.
Try Something New for 30 days — Matt Cutts
Some say that if you do something for 21 days or 30 days, it can be turned into a habit. Matt Cutts attests to the power of setting month-long challenges from his own personal experiences in this short 3 minute talk. Even if it does not morph into a life-changing habit, it could mean that you spent the month more meaningfully. As Matt says – what are you waiting for!
Overcoming Hopelessness — Nick Vujicic
Nick talks about the importance of parenting in early childhood and it’s significance in overcoming hopelessness. Willpower is a driving force for making our big dreams come true, but if we don’t get a miracle in life, we can always be a miracle to someone else.
Life is Easy. Why Do We Make It So Hard? — Jon Jandai
Jon is a farmer from northeastern Thailand. He founded the Pun Pun Center for Self-reliance, an organic farm outside Chiang Mai, with his wife Peggy Reents in 2003. Pun Pun doubles as a center for sustainable living and seed production, aiming to bring indigenous and rare seeds back into use. It regularly hosts training on simple techniques to live more sustainably. Outside of Pun Pun, Jon is a leader in bringing the natural building movement to Thailand, appearing as a spokesperson on dozens of publications and TV programs for the past 10 years. He continually strives to find easier ways for people to fulfill their basic needs.
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