There are certain occasions in a person’s life when it’s only natural to stop and take stock: your birthday, high school or college graduation, New Year’s Eve, your wedding day, and the day your first child is born.
Your first arrest.
Of course, no one wants to achieve that milestone-and those who do hope it’s their only arrest rather than their first. As difficult and devastating as it can be, being charged with a crime is a very good time to evaluate your priorities, do some serious self-reflection, and resolve to change your life’s course. To help you in that pursuit, we’ve gathered this selection of interesting, thought-provoking, and inspirational TED Talks.
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
In this popular TED Talk, psychologist Angela Lee Ducksworth explains why “grit” or “stick-to-it-ive-ness” is one of the essential qualities for success. Even more important than talent, creativity, or intelligence in determining how far in life an individual will go, perseverance-especially when applied toward a goal that you’re passionate about-is a better indicator of whether someone will thrive or merely survive.
How to Stop Screwing Yourself Over
Lawyer-turned-life coach Mel Robbins is the author of The New York Times bestsellers “The 5-Second Rule” and “The High-5 Habit.” In this TED Talk, which has garnered nearly 30 million views, Robbins gives solid, practical advice-but backs it up with some pretty impressive research into the science of motivation.
Why Your Worst Deeds Don’t Define You
There’s no getting around the fact that having a criminal record will change your life, but it’s also entirely possible to make that change a positive one. Shaka Senghor should know-he shot and killed a man in 1991. In this talk, he explains why your crime doesn’t have to define who you truly are or what path you will follow in the future.
How to Be a Better Human
There’s a jaw-dropping array of TED Talks out there, so it’s not likely you’ll exhaust all the possibilities for learning how to implement self-improvement. But if you do, know that Chris Duffy, host of the podcast How to Be a Better Human, keeps the growth going with this weekly conversation. With topics like co-parenting, environmental stewardship, resilience and emotional well-being, jerks in the workplace, and redefining your self-worth, How to Be a Better Human offers something for every human.
We Can Help You Turn Your Life Around
Here at Razumich & Associates, we are firm believers in second chances. We can help you turn over a new leaf after having been arrested. Click here or call 317-983-5333 to schedule a consultation.