TED-talks by Elizabeth Gilbert. Inspiring and Philosophic
TED is one of my favorite resources of inspiration and knowledge from great professionals from all over the world. Today I would like to share and keep here two amazing and thoughtful talks by famous American writer Elizabeth Gilbert. The bunch of great ideas on creativity, fame, writing, personal growth, and inspiration. A real must-see…
TED is one of my favorite resources of inspiration and knowledge from great professionals from all over the world. Today I would like to share and keep here two amazing and thoughtful talks by famous American writer Elizabeth Gilbert. The bunch of great ideas on creativity, fame, writing, personal growth, and inspiration. A real must-see for book lovers and writers like me.
“…For most of your life, you live out your existence here in the middle of the chain of human experience where everything is normal and reassuring and regular, but failure catapults you abruptly way out over here into the blinding darkness of disappointment. Success catapults you just as abruptly but just as far way out over here into the equally blinding glare of fame and recognition and praise. And one of these fates is objectively seen by the world as bad, and the other one is objectively seen by the world as good, but your subconscious is completely incapable of discerning the difference between bad and good. The only thing that it is capable of feeling is the absolute value of this emotional equation, the exact distance that you have been flung from yourself. And there’s a real equal danger in both cases of getting lost out there in the hinterlands of the psyche.” (© Elizabeth Gilbert)
“…and if you’re wondering what your home is, here’s a hint: Your home is whatever in this world you love more than you love yourself. So that might be creativity, it might be family, it might be invention, adventure, faith, service, it might be raising corgis, I don’t know, your home is that thing to which you can dedicate your energies with such singular devotion that the ultimate results become inconsequential.” (© Elizabeth Gilbert)
“…Don’t be daunted. Just do your job. Continue to show up for your piece of it, whatever that might be. If your job is to dance, do your dance. If the divine, cockeyed genius assigned to your case decides to let some sort of wonderment be glimpsed, for just one moment through your efforts, then “Olé!” And if not, do your dance anyhow. And “Olé!” to you, nonetheless. I believe this, and I feel that we must teach it.” (© Elizabeth Gilbert)
Let’s get inspired by the great thinker!
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