The Power of the Positive Mind
Mindset, mindset, mindset. A word that I only really started to understand when I got interested in psychological therapies during my psychiatry rotation as a junior doctor. At the end of the rotation, my registrar gave me a copy of Mindset – How You Can Fulfil Your Potential by Dr Carol Dwek as a leaving present and told me that I would enjoy reading this book – and boy did I. Up until then, I felt I had grasped the concept of the positive mindset in my own way but lacked the ability to effectively explain this to patients and to convey well the importance of utilising this in daily life. I am not a clinical psychologist, nor a psychotherapist (though I am partly trained in cognitive behaviour therapy), a health coach or a motivational speaker but the world of the internet allows access to them and their expertise. Have a look at the links starting with some of the TED talks and motivational videos.
‘A dream written down with a date becomes a goal. A goal broken down into steps becomes a plan.
A plan backed by action makes your dreams come true.’ (Greg Reid)
Breast Cancer Survivor Swims English Channel Four Times in 54 Hours (taken from YouTube) Terms of Service
There are a lot of inspirational / motivational speakers that you can find on the internet. Here, I highlight some of my favourites in the hope you will be positively motivated and also to put you in the positive mindset. Hopefully, watching some of them will put you in the good frame of mind to want to be put thoughts into action. Ultimately, your actions are your choices – this website is merely here to give you a gentle nudge in the right direction so that you can make good choices.
Jay Shetty (a motivational speaker, ex-monk)
Prince Ea (a spoken word artist)
Simon Simek (a motivational speaker)
Rob Dial (a leader in the business and personal growth space)
Lisa Nichols (a motivational speaker)
Speeches at University/College/Conventions
I thought it would be worth sharing the inspirational speeches given by some of most prominent figures of the lT world, past and present.
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