Deborah’s Favourite TED Talk


Talk: TEDxFlanders – Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld


Why: A World Champion Skydiver’s Story of Survival and What It Taught Him About Fear, Adversity, and Success!

This is not only a story of survival, it is an inspirational story of following your dreams, overcoming obstacles and achieving success.  Dan B.C., as he is known in the skydiving circles, delivers an excellent talk about facing hardships and misfortunes and how to overcome them to achieve success. His philosophy is if you truly want it bad enough, you can achieve it.

We all have something we are passionate about, whether it is flying, traveling or writing. It is our strength and determination in pursuing that passion that defines us. As the saying goes, “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life, as by the obstacles which he/she has overcome.

I know Dan personally and have jumped and trained with him in Perris Valley, CA on the Woman’s World Record, so I have a unique attachment to this particular TED talk. It’s truly an amazing story of what can be achieved if you put your mind to it, and how this determination can apply to our everyday lives.

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