The Path to Discovering Your Talents and Passions, with Sir Ken Robinson Big Think Mentor
The original impulse behind the book was a recognition I have had that there are very many people who don't really enjoy what they do or perhaps even how they live. They don't enjoy the work they do, and they sort of tolerate it. You know, they get through the week and they wait for the weekend. There's a lot of evidence of that, by the way. A lot of studies have shown there's massive disengagement at the workplace. And yet, I also meet people who love what they do and that couldn't really imagine doing anything else. If you said to.
Them, why don't you do something else for a change They really wouldn't know what you meant. They'd say, well, this isn't, you know, what I do. It's who I am. And they could be veterinarians, pathologists. They could be dancers, musicians.They could be teachers, homemakers. You name it. If you can think of a human activity or occupation, there will be people who love it and live for it and others who couldn't bear it. So I was just intrigued by the difference between these two ways of being, and the difference it makes.
I think it has really considerable implications. It has implications that are social in character. You know, if we have communities where large tranches of the population are simply detached, disengaged, uninterested, of course it has big consequences. If people are disengaged at work it has large consequences. Now, I'm not suggesting for a minute that if everybody finds their element, it'll solve every social problem we face, but I'm certainly saying it would help. And my longterm conviction has always been that we all have deep talents and the potential for engagement and we should explore it.
I have fallen into using the phrase, the other climate crisis. And I think it has a resonance. What I mean by it is that we have become used to the fact now, I least I hope we have, that there is a crisis in the world's natural resources. But I also think that there is a crisis in our human resources and how we use them. And one of the themes of the book is to make an analogy between the natural world and the way our lives operate. We tend to think that we, you know, we persuade ourselves because we live.
In cities like New York or L.A. or wherever, that we're somehow independent of nature. And of course, we're not. We're organic creatures. We live and we die and we we're subject to the seasons of our own lives. And just like the earth, it seems to me, human resources are often buried deep beneath the surface. You can spend your whole life completely oblivious to some talent you may have because the opportunity never showed up for you to discover it or to develop it. So that's the broad aim of the book is to dig down more deeply into what it means to.
Tavis Smiley There Are No Shortcuts. You Find Your Path By Walking It.
Maya Angelou said to me repeatedly that we find our path by walking it. We find our path by walking in. And at the end of the day for all the advice you get from me or anyone else, from all the books you read about how to live a good life, your best life, from all the selfhelp seminars that you go to, from all the Big Think programs that you watch, at the end of the day with all this information coming at you, you only find your path by.
Walking it. You have to commit yourself to being courageous, being committed, being consistent to those immutable principles by which you have decided you are going to live your life. There is no other way around this. You have to walk your path to find it. We live in a world where everybody is looking for a shortcut. Everybody wants the shortcuts to success, the shortcut to this, the shortcut to that. In our cars, I live in L.A., we use these apps to find the shortest way to get to where we're going. Everybody in life these days.
It seems is trying to find a shortcut to wherever they think they're trying to go. And often times when we shortcut our way to getting there we're not happy when we arrive anyway. And often times, certainly in terms of our lives and careers, it means less if you have cheated or shortcutted your way to get there anyway. My point is that there's no alternative to doing the work. You have to do the work. And doing the work means that you have to walk the walk, you have to walk the path if you're.
Going to find and discover what your life is truly all about. And quite frankly, and I'll close on this note, I've discovered that the joy is in the walk anyway. The joy is in the journey. There is joy in the journey. There are ups and there are downs, but there is joy in the journey. I believe that we live in a society where we are so caught up with achieving milestones that we end up missing the moments. Milestones are a beautiful thing, but it's these moments that really make life worth living. So don't be so caught up in.
Understanding Your Life Path And Choosing Your Heros Journey
Welcome! In this small tutorial I'm going to talk to you about what a life path really is and why it's important that you understand yours. So, first of all, we all have dreams that we want to get to, a purpose that we want to have. The problem is that we've either forgotten our dreams or we don't have the courage anymore and that fire inside of us to get them done and bring them to fruition. So, to understand your life path is to help you give yourself permission that you can.
Achieve it and to give you the confidence to do so. And that's by understanding that a life path is really your Sacred Contract. It's that agreement that you made to, basically, do in this incarnation. The purpose that you want to follow and the choices and experiences that you want to have. And it's really how you go about receiving those choices and making them that is going to determine whether you stay ON your path or you go off your path. So, whenever you do something that's part of your Sacred Contract and you're following.
Your Bliss, and you're following that God flow inside of you , then you're following your Sacred Contract and you're living it. And anything where you get lost along the way, well, that's just falling off your life path but you can just step right back onto it again! Another way to understand your life path is to understand Joseph Campbell and what he called The Hero's Journey. And it's a monomyth that he discovered by researching cultures and mythologies all across the world, and he realized that there was a common theme.
Throughout them all, a common message, and it really united all of us as human beings as well as a human species. And that message is about getting to our path, living our purpose, followin our Hero's Journey. And the Hero's Journey is, basically, facing those trials and tribulations and discovering your own magic or boonthe gifts that you're meant to share and bring back to the world. And so, to follow your life path is to get that done. OK, so really, you have two choices you can either follow the status quo, and just.
Go along with what's expected of you, or what everybody else is doing, or you can decide to listen to your own internal GPS, that intuitive Guidance Purpose System, and get on your right path, follow your passion and your Bliss and make your Hero's Journey happen and come to life! And so, I really encourage you to do that and if you need a little bit more stress release to get that done, then I invite you to sign up for your free gift Stress Release for Inner Peace, so that you can come back to the space of inner peace and flow so you can.
Finding Your CUBoulder Academic Path
Finding your path in life is really about following what you are truly interested in. You may not know that when you first arrive at the University. I actually found my path through education. My research involves flying drones into the thunderstorms. If you knew what the conditions were that led to the formation of tornadoes, you could actually increase the warning time. Don't be too concerned about knowing absolutely what it is that you want to do you who you want to be. It'll work out. Typically the first year is where you should expect to find.
A Pep Talk from Kid President to You
KID PRESIDENT I think we all need a pep talk. slow electric guitar riff music KID PRESIDENT The world needs to stop being boring. Yeah, you! Boring is easy, everybody can be boring. But you're gooder than that. Life is not a game people. Life isn't a cereal either. Well, it is a cereal. And if life is a game, aren't we all on the same team I mean really right I'm on your team, be on my team. This is life people, you've got air coming through your nose! You've got a heart beat! That means it's time to do somethin'!.
A poem. Two roads diverged in the woods. and I took the road less traveled. AND IT HURT MAN! Really bad. Rocks! Thorns! Glass! My pants broke! NOT COOL ROBERT FROST! But what if there really were two paths I want to be on the one that leads to awesome. It's like that dude Journey said, don't stop believing, unless your dream is stupid. Then you should get a better dream. I think that's how it goes. Get a better dream, then keep goin', and goin', and keep goin'. What if Michael Jordan had quit Well, he did quit. But he retired, yeah that's it,.
He retired. But before that In highschool What if he quit when he didn't make the team He would have never made Space Jam. And I love Space Jam. What will be your Space Jam What will you create when you make the world awesome Nothing if you keep sittin' there! This is why I'm talking to you today! This is your time. This is my time. This is our time. We can make everyday better for each other. If we're all on the same team, let's start acting like it. We've got work to do.
We can cry about it, or we can dance about it. You were made to be awesome. Let's get out there! I don't know everything, I'm just a kid, but I do know this It's everybodies duty to do good, and give the world a reason to dance. So get to it. You've just been pep talked. Create something that will make the world awesome. electric guitar riff Play ball! movie reel sound crashing noise Oh hi everybody! We're all workin' hard to make this an awesome year for other people, and you guys are doin' it!.
You've been super encouraging to me, so I want to return the favor. Who do you know that needs some encouragement Pass this pep talk along, and get the whole world to dance. I dedicate this tutorial today to my friend Gabbi. She's a cool kid, she likes pancakes, and she's fighting cancer. Like a BOSS. And to all you watching, who encourages you Send them this tutorial, and let them know. So get to it! music burst Bye! continue soulful music Harmonized Voice SoulPancake! Subscribe! Kid President Not cool Robert Frost!.
Hey Bill Nye, I Cant Quite Decide What to Do With My Life! tuesdayswithbill
Hello Bill. My name is Wesley Connelly. I'm a huge fan of your works. I'm a soon to be senior in high school and like many I do not know what I want to do with my life. I love physics, chemistry, just about every science. My question is why did you pursue engineering and what advice do you have for someone who can't choose what they want to do in terms of a career Thanks and keep up the good work. Wesley, that's a great question. I had never heard of engineering really until I got a.
Job at a bike shop. Now I am a tinkerer. My friends make fun of me. I am shiny object man. I am constantly rewiring things. I'm constantly adjusting this. I live in an apartment building. I'm constantly tweaking little stuff in the building and the building managers are very nice about it. Trying to improve the building. So what I would say is engineers use science to solve problems and make things. So if you find yourself a tinkerer you mentioned chemistry and physics. These are very traditional engineering disciplines.
Everything in the room where you're sitting, everything that created this computer or scientific principle that allowed the creation of these cameras and this computer came out of somebody's head. And in general that person was an engineer in general. And people make fun of engineers because traditionally we are social misfits that can't get a date and so on. But people rely on us and so becoming a full time scientist was never really something I thought of. But I worked at a bike shop. There was an older guy there who was in engineering school.
And he was very proud of it. And he talked continually about strength of materials, the alloys that make up different parts of the bicycle. And I just thought it was cool. And so there are two things that have always charmed me. Bicycles and airplanes. And that's what mechanical engineering is. And you'll hear the expression of mechaero mechanically aerospace. And that was my thing. And so looking back though I've got to say I might have been better as an electrical engineer. I spend a lot of time with wiring and voltages and.
Amperages and transistors and capacitors. I spent a lot of time with that. I might have actually had a better intuition in that branch. But I played the hand I was dealt. So if you have an interest in tinkering and I've got a suspicion that you do, look into engineering schools. And you don't have to decide right away man. Go to college and see what you think, you know. Just don't beat yourself up. You'll find your way. But I'm very proud of my engineering background. I have a license that I keep current and every day I do some engineering.
The Healing Path
When we're not well, feeling sick, weakened, broken, or just lost, we lose a part of ourselves, we lose control and we see our freedom slip away. I understand you're tired, not feeling yourself, you may live with sadness, guilt, fear, anger and frustration. I'm sure you've been let down before maybe lost hope, lost trust, tried so many other directions. And I know deep down inside of you in your heart and soul you want to get better and prove your life heal and finally move forward and what you really.
Need is your freedom again to gain control and get your life back to where you believe it was supposed to have been all of this time. Isn't it time There is something you can do about it. It doesn't have to be this hard. You can heal, recover, taste the freedom you deserve because after all it's owed to you and it's your right as a human being to feel the Light. You haven't done anything wrong. It's not your fault and you did not create your struggles, trials, or.
Emotional and physical hardships. You deserve respect. Be compassionate with yourself. You may have just forgotten what it feels like to have the sensation of peace wellbeing and stability. You can get this feeling of freedom back and you will experience peace once again and to feel what it's like to hold the power in your hands as if you were strong and vital. I'm here to tell you that feeling healthy, vibrant, and well is not out of your reach and is instead more accessible and real than you even know and what you will find is truth, direction, and.
Path Within Program Discover your Authentic Self and Personal Development
Discover your personal power and how to live an authentic life Hi, Anthony here. i want to tell you about the path within program the path within program is a personal development program that will literally change your life you're looking for real answers do you want to create your own future you want to live you work own choices you want to feel complete and enough do you want to manifest your personal goals do you want to live in gratitude and abundance when complete the path within program.
You harness your personal power you learn the meaning of living an authentic life you will know who is in control of your life you'll internalize the influences of power and control I'll personally work with you to reconnect to your innermost soul and you can trade your anxieties for excitement you can exchange blame for choices and change from feeling guilt to feeling abundance not only to find peace with who you are but to truly become who you want to be the path within program is a personalized program.
That gives you real insight into our innermost needs and desires of hope and fulfillment imagine for a moment what it would be like to be able to say yes to something or somebody and truly mean it or no for that matter but truly mean it well if you could have real choice in how you live your life your relationships and ultimately your most intimate relationships would have a chance of rapidly improving daily the secrets to the path within program is that it actually guides you to finding and using.
Your core authentic self and helps you to shape your future and our purpose you find your sense of contribution and starts to understand and grow you or personal self worth and in a few short weeks ultimately shaping your destiny clearly forming a vision of the future that is so compelling that it fuels your desires. it shows you your dreams and motivates you to take action, not to waste your time playing the game of life that is so typical for many people living in AutoPilot Mode with the path within program.
You learn to truly live your life your way it costs nothing to get you started and you'll never look back on a few short weeks of your life when you discovered your personal power and inner voice of choice that knows when to move forward and when to move back trusting it to guide you now to make your decision check it out what do you have to lose your initial consultation is free of charge during this consultation you can simply ask me all the questions to help you decide if this is the way for you to move forward with your life.
Helping Children Find Their Path Practical Parenting Ep 4
There's something wonderful and beautiful about watching a child grow up to be what the child wants to be and drives themselves to be. And it's quite often difficult to separate your needs from theirs and we all want the best for our children and this brings out in us this great hunger for a purpose and that they achieve a higher level than we've achieved in our lives and of course we should want for our children the best of things. We've got to be careful that they're not living our dreams.
So we've got to stand back and let our children taste life enter a multitude of experiences to see which way they move towards, which pathway becomes theirs and think what it would be like to be child today where decisions had to be made so rapidly in their lives so early in their lives about where they going to go. So if you speak to most parents and you say to them what is it they want for their children they will say happiness and fulfillment. I want my child to feel fulfilled i want my child to be happy.
Yet at the same time we drive them to go in a direction that will make us happy a direction that fits with what I want for you and this may be very very difficult for us because we don't want our child to take a road that we understand leads to difficulty, leads to stress, leads to perhaps danger. But we have to try and go past our own fears and it's often fear that guides us in this area. We have to go past our fears and to look to.
Our children to see where is it that they find meaning Where is it that they find belonging and try to help them to get there. So what's my suggestion Let your child experience life, let it look beyond the path, let it learn to look left and right and up and down, let it taste many things to find out which direction it eventually will settle on and go in. What we tend to do is to recognize the path that we believe is right for them and then tell them it's right for them and then wonder why so often they resent us.
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