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!