Thoughts on Greatness


March 20, 2014 by Nicole

If you haven’t heard of TED Talks, now is a great time. Put simply, TED is a non-profit organization devoted to “ideas worth spreading.”

From their website, “TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.”

From this organization, local and independently-run TEDx events were started to help share and spread ideas in communities.

I recently came across the following TEDx event on YouTube and wanted to share it here. It’s a talk given by 15-year old Juliet Doherty on greatness and excellence.

I love what she shares. “You are the only one who can authorize yourself to be great” – that’s powerful! It’s even more impressive coming from the mouth of a 15-year old, albeit a very accomplished 15-year old!

I love that her family has regular conversations about greatness (and what that means) and competition. And I love that she recognizes the connection to others that is so necessary for dance and performance. Of course, it never hurts to see a beautiful solo by an incredibly talented dancer!

I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did. Let me know what you thought in the comments section!

About the author: I’m a professional communicator with a love of dance, entertainment and constant improvement. You can find me on Google+, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.


2 thoughts on “Thoughts on Greatness

  1. loreliej says:

    I loved it and shared it with a friend! Thanks for being so great!

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