3 TedTalks to Get You Motivated to Achieve Your Goals

3 TedTalks to Get You Motivated to Achieve Your Goals

Research conducted by Strava using over 800 million user-logged activities in 2019 predicts the day most people are likely to give up on their New Year’s Resolution is January 19. (Strava calls it “Quitter’s Day.”) Have you lost your drive to accomplish your big (or small!) 2020 goals? If so, we’ve got you covered. Watch these three TedTalks about productivity and making changes to get a little boost of motivation.

If you’re feeling like you need an accountability partner, or further support, consider looping in a friend, family member, or trusted mental health professional. Making changes can be uncomfortable, and setbacks are always discouraging. You don’t have to do this alone.


A More Human Approach to Productivity

Chris Bailey has been obsessed with the subject of productivity for more than a decade. In this talk, he argues that productivity doesn’t have to feel cold and corporate—and that it’s possible to get more done every day without hating the process. Drawing from a decade’s worth of research, as well as his yearlong productivity project, Chris argues that the best way to become more productive is to manage our time, attention, and energy better. In addition to sharing this more human approach to productivity, Chris concludes by providing 5 practical ways we can all get more done every day.


How to Achieve Your Most Ambitious Goals

How you define Stephen Duneier depends on how you came to know him. Some define him as an expert institutional investor, while others know him as a large scale installation artist, avid outdoorsman, professor, decision strategist, coach, business leader, mindfulness extremist, author, speaker, daredevil or Guinness world record holder. In his talk, Stephen explains that what truly defines him aren’t titles, but an approach to decision making that transformed him from someone who struggled with simple tasks to a guy who is continuously achieving even his most ambitious dreams.


How to Motivate Yourself to Change Your Behavior

What makes us change our actions? Tali Sharot reveals three ingredients to doing what’s good for yourself.

Dr. Tali Sharot is a neuroscientist at University College London and the director of the Affective Brain Lab. She is a faculty member of the department of Experimental Psychology, a Wellcome Trust Fellow, and currently a visiting Professor at Harvard Medical School. Her research focuses on how emotion, motivation, and social factors influence our expectations, decisions, and memories.

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