When I first heard about the TedX event happening in Chandigarh on a radio advertisement, I was pleasantly surprised. I had always been a big admirer of Ted talks and a chance to see it happening live was titillating. Finally the D Day arrived and I had a chance to witness the history in making. Honestly speaking, I had my apprehensions before the event started whether curators will be able to pull up something of this sort but all of that vanished in thin air the minute first session started.
So here I am sharing my learnings of that event with you, hope you will enjoy it.
- You are not born to be Mediocre: Pursue what you love and love what you are doing. Keep trying, keep failing, keep rising and keep moving. Nothing can stop you from achieving your dreams if you are willing to stay awake with your determination.
- Have a Goal: Set a goal, define a strategy and work till to achieve it. You don’t have to be confident but determined to succeed at anything. This is what I learned from Olympian Legend Abhinav Bindra
- Don’t Just say, ACT IT: You will only be remembered for the ideas you have put in action. It is easier said than done but if you can do it; you wouldn’t have to say it.
- Create Relevance: If you are confused about your job, relationship or family responsibility, simple find a quiet corner, close your eyes and ask how relevant I am? How relevant I am to my family, to my co-workers or my loved ones. Answers to these following questions will surely give you a new and definite direction in life. Thank you Arun Sundar for such an inspiring thought.
- The World Is Like One Big Family: The real essence of happiness is in sharing. We are all humans first before any cast, colour, religion or nationality. Thank You Ravi Singh ji and Sandra Stinson Olansky for touching us so profoundly.
- Understand your Why: Before answering ‘What you want to do’, answer first, ‘Why you want to do? It is your answers to your ‘Why’s’ that will keep you going when you’re going gets tough. You can only change when you have a strong enough reason to change. Thanks Priya Prakash for showing this perspective.
- In Adversity is hidden your biggest opportunity: This quote perfectly sums up the entire event. All speakers who I heard had some kind of a dilemma, doubt or fear about themselves, but instead of going down they used it to their advantage. You can turn any adversity in your favour only if you are willing to give yourself a chance.
Once again to all the speakers and curators a very BIG Thank you. Keep moving, Keep Inspiring!