Lifes challenges lead to growth
To start I would like to share a bit about me Amy Purdy, your LLG blogger! This video in a nutshell tells it all!
Who knew you could wrap your life up in 9 minutes? I didn’t until last spring when I was asked to speak at an event that I never dreamed I was ready for. The conference is called TED which stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design and it brings out the top innovators in their field to present a polished and focused talk about an idea or innovation in less than 18 minutes. Sound easy? Well, I can say it was by far one of the most challenging things I have taken on in my life. It included locking myself up in my bedroom for a month, not answering any phone calls and completely self-reflecting to find inspiration. It was a huge challenge but I knew that if I could get my abstract puzzle pieced thoughts to make sense then this short little talk could take on a life of its own, and it did!
What this experience taught me was for one, that we are capable of so much more then we even know. Two, that our potential is endless if we are willing to step out of our comfort zones and take on new challenges to discover it and three, that we are called upon at times to realize that potential. We are presented with a challenge, an opportunity for growth and it is completely up to us if we choose to accept it or not. Being asked to speak at TED was that exact challenge for me. You can fail or you can fly, you will never know until you try.