There are many times in our lives when we are faced with challenges that we feel like we cannot take on because we are afraid. Sometimes we are afraid of being inadequate, other times we are afraid of being judged, and often we are afraid of failing. We become so enveloped in our fears and wrapped up in this concept of a challenge that we start to lose sight of what is actually in front of us – an opportunity. By discussing the topic of self-efficacy and the role it plays in the process for building courage, I outline the steps I have taken to help me face the challenge of giving a TED talk. These are steps and concepts that anyone is capable of implementing in their daily life to help build the courage they need to face a challenge in the presence of fear.
Palina Ivanova is currently a student at the University of Delaware studying accounting and entrepreneurship. She aspires to add value to people’s lives through innovation and problem solving. Throughout her time at UD, she has gotten very involved by joining several clubs, volunteering with organizations, tutoring students, and working on her business ventures. She is passionate about exploring what life has to offer and is constantly seeking for opportunities to learn about and improve on herself and the world around her.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx