The 5 Lessons I Learned From Messing Up My First TEDx Talk

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1. Quality over quantity

1.1. Break down each aspect of the talk after doing it once, study it, and learn from it.

1.2. Try to emulate the conditions of the talk.

2. Don't put too much pressure on yourself and the outcome

2.1. It's okay to dream but don't allow the dream to turn into an expectation.

2.2. Don't make the dream something that if you did not achieve it, you would be considered a failure.

2.3. Don't forget just giving the talk is a success in and of itself.

2.4. Don't lose track of the journey and become too concerned about the end result.

3. Seek Out and Receive Wonderful Guidance

3.1. The support and encouragement will be overwhelming.

3.2. Be uplifted by the people around you.

3.3. In times of adversity, we must not remain in isolation.

3.4. Always be eager to ask for help, support, and love, and the people who truly care about us will lead us back on the right path.

4. I Get to Tell Another Story

4.1. Each unexpected twist and turn we face throughout our lives is just another captivating anecdote we get to share.

4.2. Failures do happen, but it’s up to us to appropriately respond to them with courage as opposed to fear. It’s up to us to understand the learnings and discover the positives.

5. I Now Have an Opportunity for Redemption

5.1. After having failed once at my shot at a TEDx Talk, the bar is lower than ever. Neither myself nor anybody else expects me to give another talk and make up for the last, but this is what excites me most.

5.2. On March 3, I will be giving a TEDx Talk at Bergen Community College in New Jersey in which I get to be the underdog. I get to give this thing another shot. I get to learn from everything I did wrong the first time and implement those takeaways into this second experience.

6. Final Thought

6.1. We often think that difficult circumstances are 100% bad. However, when we start looking at a way to overcome the difficulty, great opportunities begin to surface.