Based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Andrew W. McElroy Is a Writer who is Exploring the world through stories and lenses.

Original Thinkers | TED Talk

Original Thinkers | TED Talk

In Adam Grant's TED Talk, he discusses his own experience with creatives, originals, and great creators. The TED talk is 15 minutes long so, I am going to keep my write up short. As a creative and artist, I relate heavily to everything that Adam was saying. Even if you are not a creative or artist, you will relate to Adam's talk because he personally doesn't describe himself as a creative. As you watch I want you to keep a few things in mind.

"Originals doubt the default and ask, is there a different and better option out there."

"Originals are also afraid of failing, but what sets them apart from us is that they're even more afraid of failing to try."

"Our biggest regrets are not from our actions but our in-actions."

These quotes spoke volumes. Adam also gave three main principles that set creatives apart from non-creatives.

  1. They are late to the party.

  2. They are full of doubts.

  3. They have tons of bad ideas.

I wanted to point out these things, but I think Adam does a fantastic job illustrating his talk and relating it both to creatives and non-creatives. If you feel inspired by his talk, check out his book "Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World". 

Baylor "Keller" Ingram | Interview

Baylor "Keller" Ingram | Interview

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