The world at times feels on fire and when it trickles down to my daily (work) life, I tend to rewatch old YouTube movies to lift my spirits. One of those movies is the TED talk by Simon Sinek about what inspires people.
With 13 million views, chances are high you’ve already seen it. But his talk always feels like a check-up on whether or not I’m still on track. I’ve had his book on my list for a while, but never came around to read it, but using my new method of using audiobooks when exercising, I devoured his book in a few days.
In his book Simon goes into detail how people (and their organizations) inspire. How they inspire their fellow colleagues, customers, family or friends to join a cause. What is only a small summary in his TED talk, gets explained in detail making you pause reading (or listening) and question yourself whether or not you yourself are on track achieving your life goals.
My life’s purpose at times goes a bit fuzzy. But reminding myself every so often that I am here – on this planet (or in this universe) – to make sure others never become sick anymore. I believe that if health(care) is no longer an issue for humanity, we can achieve greatness.
If you haven’t listened to his TED talk yet, give it a chance. And if you like what you’ve heard, my advise to you is to start reading Start with Why.