I’ve talked about The Defining Decade on the blog before and I still love that book. So much so that I’m tempted to read it again (already) to hopefully catch things I may have missed the first time and to help kick my butt into high gear where I’m slacking.
I may or may not have mentioned that after finishing the book, I emailed the author. I was so moved and inspired and I needed to share my story with her, but more important, I needed to say thank you. And I did. And she responded within the hour. I couldn’t believe it.
While her email response is something that I find very personal, one thing she mentioned was that she was working on a Ted Talk and I found myself already looking forward to hearing what she had to say.
The Ted Talk is out and getting quite the reaction from the twenty-somethings. There have people who disagree, people saying it makes them feel bad about themselves and where they are, people who agree, and people who say the ones who agree are the ones who are already settled in their careers and married.
Well let me say, I’m not settled in my career, I’m not married (or even dating someone), I’m back living at home, and while I’m working on each of these things, I’m the one Meg is talking to. I’m her audience. And personally, I find her motivating. I find her message comforting and more along the lines of “you’re not alone, don’t give up, and keep pushing towards your goals.” I know we can’t all feel that way but I found myself wishing her Ted Talk was longer so I could get even more guidance.
But we all have our own opinions, take a moment to watch and share yours: