One of my goals is to present at TED global.
It’s a ten year goal. I saw that speaking at a TEDx event as a milestone between now and then that would act as a stepping stone to this ten year goal. Maybe even a video on TED.com before hitting the stage.
TED recently announced the audition process for TED 2013. One caveat was that applicants would not be accepted if they already had a video on TED.com. They considered those ideas “found” and are instead looking for the undiscovered talent to feature on the TED 2013 stage. This means that if I did a wicked TEDx talk, and, as a result, got featured on TED.com, my ten year goal would not necessarily be achieved.
Part of me says “A talk at a TEDx event would be nice. Saying yes to that opportunity opens up the possibility of being featured on TED.com! You should be grateful for that opportunity Matt.”
Another part of me says “How committed to your ten year goal are you really? Saying no to a TEDx event means saying yes to TED global. Why hold yourself back? Play big Matt.”
Life gives us lots of opportunities and alternatives. These can tempt, divert, and challenge our commitment to living that rad, big, full, and divinely expressed life we can only imagine right now. Before taking the next “second-best option,” re-check in with yourself.
“Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.” – Marianne Williamson
PS. I know a lot of readers have TED-related goals.
If this is your year to make it happen – do it!
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