Making choices have been on my mind lately. We are making choices day in and day out from what to wear (the easier decisions) to what direction should we take our career (the more difficult questions that aren't as easy to answer). Some choices we wish others would make for us. Some choices we wish to make ourselves.
While watching TED Talk, I came across these three wonderful videos that really hit home on the art of making choices. There is so much great stuff that it is better to listen to them yourself to really get the information first hand.
Note: These videos are not short. They range from 10 to 20 minutes long. You can listen to some or all the videos or view them on YouTube and save them for later or come back when you have time to watch them.
Three Lecture Videos about Choosing
The Art of Choosing by Sheena Iyengar
This talk is so empowering. Sheena talks about how we make choices and how we feel about the choices we make. She talks about unimportant choices and more life-altering choices and she shares her research about choosing and how different countries have different viewpoints on choosing.
How To Make Hard Choices by Ruth Chang
The big choices in your life are harder to make than those everyday decisions. This video discusses how we make these decisions and how the decisions influence our lives.
"Hard choices are not a curse, but a Godsend." ~ Ruth Chang
Sometimes It's Good To Give Up The Driver's Seat by Baba Shiv
This talk was about how sometimes decisions made for you help you get through the trauma. Is it better to have decisions done for you or is it better for you to make all the decisions? It's a great question to ponder. Watch the video and see for yourself.
I hope these videos helped you have a clearer picture of the art of making choices. I really loved them and I hope you did too. Let's continue the conversation. What resonated with you when you watch these videos? Leave a comment below.