It’s Monday, the beginning of a new week, and you need words of motivation to start your week off right.
This week’s words of motivation: Treat Every Misfortune As A Gift
In this 3 minute TED talk video, we see brand strategist and brain tumor survivor, Stacy Kramer, give a most touching talk of an unlikely gift that changed her life forever. Stacy does not only do a brilliant job in drawing the audience into her story, but questioning their own motives in life.
When I watched the first few minutes of Stacy’s TED talk, I was emotionally drawn into her story; I really wanted to know what was inside that box. What she described to me, and to everyone, was everything that I ever wanted from life–especially eight weeks of doing absolutely nothing. However, it would not be until she opened the box that I (including everyone else) had to take a step back and question my own motives in life–maybe the misfortunes that exists in our own lives are actually gifts in disguise.
“The next time you’re faced with something that’s unexpected, unwanted and uncertain, consider that it just may be a gift.” –Stacy Kramer
So this week, treat every misfortune as a gift no matter how big or small. Stacy’s gift truly altered her life forever; she obtained everything that most people dream for a lifetime. Although I may not want Stacy’s gift in the size of a golf ball, but I do want what comes with it: adoration and rest.
If you wish to follow Stacy Kramer and her TED Talks go to: http://www.ted.com/speakers/stacey_kramer.html
You can also follow Stacy’s branding company, BrandPlay, at http://www.brandplay.com/
If you are curious of what is a hemangioblastoma? go to http://nyp.org/health/hemangioblastomas.html
or go to wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemangioblastoma
- Motivation Monday: Evolve the Art of Storytelling (princesdailyjournal.com)