[Dax’s 100 TED Talks # 4 – Sarah Lewis – Embrace The Near Win]

[Dax’s 100 TED Talks # 4 – Sarah Lewis – Embrace The Near Win]


As part of my MAGIC Hundred education and growth goals I’m watching 100 TED talks by December 31st as a means to expose myself to new ideas and perspectives and expand my thinking.

Today I watched this great little presentation by Sarah Lewis who spoke about why it’s important to view our journeys as a process of mastery rather than the pursuit of success, something that really resonates with me and is a vital part of the philosophies I both practice and teach as a coach and educator.

Lewis reminds us that what most of us call success is actually nothing more than a short-lived EVENT, a mere moment of hitting the target that quickly passes and often leaves us feeling falt and underwhelmed whereas mastery is something very different.

Mastery is not in the arriving but in the REACHING. It’s not in the mere hitting of the target but the perceived and experienced value of the pursuit.

Lewis reminds us that masters aren’t masters because they take a subject to its perceived end, but rather because they know there ISN’T and end at all.

A great talk, well worth a watch.




P.S – What thoughts or feelings did the presentation evoke in YOU?
What will you DO as a result of having watched it?
(Remember, information itself is not powerful, it’s what we DO with it that makes a difference)

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