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5 TED talks to drive behavior change

Sometimes we set goals, and they don’t always stick. Turning new behaviors into habits isn’t as simple as we’d like. But it helps to understand the stages of change, and how to effectively work through each one so we can achieve our goals. In these five TED talks, you’ll learn the process of behavior change and what actions will help you reach your goals in no time.

Top TED talks to drive behavior change

1. The key to success? Grit

Psychologist Angela Duckworth describes how IQ isn’t the only predictor of success. Rather, “grit” is a bigger predictor of both academic and personal success.

2. Change our culture, change our world

Nate Garvis, founder of Naked Civics, discusses how individuals can create a culture and environment for a world we all want to live in.

3. The battle between your present and future self

How can we ensure consistent decision-making drives positive outcomes for our future? Behavioral economist Daniel Goldstein explores this topic through a tool he created to help us make the best choices.

4. The psychology of your future self

Psychologist and happiness expert Dan Gilbert simultaneously shares and debunks a phenomenon he calls the “end of history illusion” where you imagine the person you are now as the person you’ll be forever.

5. Are we in control of our own decisions?

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely uses visual illusions and data-driven research to show how our decision-making process isn’t as rational as we may think.

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