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Revealing Your Inner Hero

Summoning Up Your Inner Hero/Heroine When Facing A Challenge

Noelle Nelson | Posted 08.05.2016 | Fifty
Noelle Nelson

Especially as we hit those 50-60-70 age markers in life's road, too often we tend to think, 'Oh, it's not worth trying, I'm too old,' or 'The older I get, the longer it takes to heal,' or 'Who'd want me, I'm too old.'

The Magic of Mastery

Meghan Keener | Posted 07.15.2013 | TED Weekends
Meghan Keener

We all want to excel in certain areas of our lives, master our skills, and connect our passions with a larger purpose. By taking a closer look at the ingredients of mastery, maybe we can step more fully into our own unique potential -- and dazzle the masses just like BLACK.

Two Passionate Paths to Performance

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 09.13.2013 | TED Weekends
Scott Barry Kaufman

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgBLACK's journey highlights the extremely important role of passion in fueling the deliberate practice necessary to gain the valuable expertise necessary to reach higher and higher heights of personal creative expression.

The Journey to Mastery

Peter Walters | Posted 09.12.2013 | TED Weekends
Peter Walters

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgMastery comes, as it did for BLACK, through immense passion and dedication -- and in many cases, through obsession. But that's what it takes!

Work as Play

Jonathan Appel, Ph.D. | Posted 07.13.2013 | TED Weekends
Jonathan Appel, Ph.D.

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWhat was I doing at a Buddhist temple in the middle of literally "no-where"? I was working. I was also playing. I was working in the sense that I was becoming more familiar with how Koreans practice Buddhism.

The 99 Cent Gift That Saved My Life

Candace Walsh | Posted 07.12.2013 | TED Weekends
Candace Walsh

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI never learned a single trick. I didn't gain friends by teaching others how to yo-yo. Instead, I forged tenuous, make-do friendships with other oddballs who still believed in the Easter Bunny, or punched my shoulder when we didn't agree -- who didn't feed my soul.

Only The Outcast Can Lead

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 07.12.2013 | TED Weekends
Dr. Gail Gross

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgFear of failure or already low self-esteem may further work to push those passions down to a forgotten place, where we try to tell ourselves they belong. The problem is that by attempting to silence our inner voice, we limit our true potential and our ability to lead full, happy lives.

Of Yodas And Yo-Yos

Tamsin Smith | Posted 09.11.2013 | TED Weekends
Tamsin Smith

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgIt's one thing to master oneself by overcoming fear, doubt, and insecurity. All mythical heroes must pass this threshold test. But BLACK takes it to the next level.

WATCH: One Man's Journey To Yo-Yo Mastery

BLACK | Posted 09.11.2013 | TED Weekends
BLACK

2013-07-11-BLACKpull.jpgI had reached the highest title in the yo-yo world -- but yo-yo is not in the Olympics, and it is not a major sport. Even the title of world champion had no value in society. I was crushed. I lived many spiritless days for many years.