TEDx Stockholm – Embracing Failure
Today was a night of inspiration and motivation!
“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: The fear of Failure:” Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist.
TEDxStockholm believes in the importance of talking about failure – the one thing that most people experience at some point in their life – and the one thing that you most probably have to go through in order to achieve a dream.
Speakers of the night was:
Mona became politically active for SSU at an early age and was elected in 1982, at age 25, into the Swedish parliament. Over the years, she has held positions as Minister of Labor, Member of the Social Democrats’ executive committee and Deputy Prime Minister. In 2007, she was elected as the first ever female party leader for the Swedish Social Democrats and stumbled close to become Sweden’s first female Prime Minister. Nowadays, she works with issues that strongly engage her. Among other things, she is a member of the board of the Expo foundation and Chairman of the Anna Lindh Memorial Fund.
Tor is a serial entrepreneur with a background ranging from melodramatic techno to North Korean denim jeans. Right now he is living in Berlin where he runs Loopcam, one of the most popular mobile video services in the world. Tor will share with us his personal learnings on how to cope with common obstacles in order to reach your goals.
For 20 years Johan Ernst Nilson has traveled around the globe pushing the limits and exploring what he calls “The True Potential of our Mind and Body”. The adventures have brought him to the summit of Mt. Everest and from the North Pole to the South Pole. Today, Johan is working 50% of his time with charity projects and NGOs, and is mentor and ambassador of organizations like MinStoraDag.
Mona Sahlin commented on my initiative in 2010 when I at the age of 17 showed that we don´t need not wait for an election every four years to make a difference. It is what we do in our everyday life that matters. A demonstration against racism where 10,000 people gathered was a pretty strong proof how people would rather unite in love than in hatred. In 2010 I was nominated to the Swedish heroes – ”Felicia is an excellent nominee., She caught up and made something positive of what many felt., She can be proud, says Sahlin.”
This subject is something that is rrrrrrrreally intresting… As I meet people and specially when I´m out meeting youth people in schools and other events/projects I talk about having the courage to listen to your heart, your intuition. It somehows allready knows where you´re going. To have the courage to take that CHANCE (not a risk), to take that CHANCE to failure to be able to succeed. It goes hand in hand. You can not have success if you havn´t failed. Just try, but do it better. It might sound like a cliché but it´s not – LEARN from your misstakes. You fail when you stop trying.