Beautiful minds are free from fear: Robert Grant at TEDxOrangeCoast

  • Published on Oct 16, 2013
  • Robert E. Grant is sharing what makes beautiful mind: any moment free from fear is an opportunity to taste immortality and new possibilities.
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Comments • 402

  • eagleray881
    eagleray881 11 hours ago

    Well, that was a large dose of bragging and self-appreciation.

  • Maro Gerges
    Maro Gerges Day ago

    If you think your life crashes, remember, there is no such a thing. It’s a new experience that will build you up to your new heights.. if you like my quote, follow me on Twitter for more motivation inspiration.Mariano Guirguis

  • Emily Dickinson - songs project

    touching story, and very encouraging,
    my only doubt is if everyone did so the world would be better?
    how many private planes would carry husbands of parturants around?
    unfortunately the speech does not concern equality for everyone,
    but only for those who succeed, in this way it works.
    Certainly it is good to push the best,
    and the point of not being afraid is the highest and praiseworthy,
    because having it is just a mistake cultivated badly in the psyche,
    and can only do harm to themselves and to others, especially useless,
    it seems as if the legacy of fear that saves the prehistoric man from the beasts,
    returns transmuted but with unscathed strength in fragmented anxieties for things that basically do not kill us,
    but they are experienced as if the wolves were at our door.
    how the world works is another story.

  • Joseph Christopher Pimentel

    Robert Grant you inspire me.

    KHUSHLIM ISSA 3 days ago +2

    anyone watching in 2019 :D

  • Lila Duleep
    Lila Duleep 5 days ago

    honestly your story sucks man, atleast say it as if its real, man I would be much better , fake it till you make it

  • Kim Jörgensen
    Kim Jörgensen 5 days ago

    Fear is a bad friend but a good adviser...

  • negash mohammed
    negash mohammed 8 days ago +1

    Very inspiring speech, thank you 🙏. When I listen to such people I understand the holy Quran more than when listening to the explanation of the Moslem scholars. Because when God sent Adam and ave down to earth , he told them , “ those who follow my guidance, should have no fear or sadness “. This is what we neeed on earth to live happy,: no fear about the future and no regret or remorse about the past, by being thankful and living now.

  • Heteroglobina
    Heteroglobina 10 days ago

    I opened this video because I thought it was Elon Musk

  • martynblackburn1977
    martynblackburn1977 10 days ago

    You are not free from fear. You only think you are.

  • Florio
    Florio 12 days ago

    Fear is simply illusive - This might be one of the misleading …talks

  • Zotei Varte
    Zotei Varte 14 days ago

    fear also makes us grow.

  • IKillU hole
    IKillU hole 15 days ago +1

    Firstly, yeah, he looks like Elon Musk. Then, he’s actually right, we don’t get what we deserve, we will get what we expect we’ll have. Life isn’t fair but it’s real, it’s about choices, strength and... luck! Thumbs up

    VINH TN 16 days ago

    It is very useful. Thank you

  • HumaYun Sakib
    HumaYun Sakib 17 days ago

    Missing brother of Elon Musk.

  • TheScottGillies
    TheScottGillies 18 days ago +9

    "Our. Perception. Drives. Reality. . . In life, you don't get what you deserve always, but you almost always get what you expect" @13:38

  • TheScottGillies
    TheScottGillies 18 days ago


    What I learned here:

    Start a business, own the property. Sell the business, own the property.

  • Ayush Rijal
    Ayush Rijal 19 days ago

    He is replica of Elon musk.

  • Liam Collier
    Liam Collier 21 day ago

    True Brilliance! 😁

  • P Anagenesis
    P Anagenesis 21 day ago

    Great Talk! Thank you! God Bless!

  • Jojo Diggs
    Jojo Diggs 23 days ago

    Shaming title tho

  • Hassan Hassan
    Hassan Hassan 24 days ago

    As an Arab Palestinian, who lives in the Middle East, i need to put extra effort to overcome fears, people around me are fearful to step one step forward. People here fear from uncertainty, unpredictable future, and of becoming jobless, i rarely see someone takes risks. Or doing things audaciously,

  • Lucid Witchery
    Lucid Witchery 25 days ago +2

    Honored this guy follows me on ig. I'm such a fan of his work. 😭

  • xsli2
    xsli2 27 days ago

    Thank you. I enjoyed the talk very much. By the way, physiology has told us that fear is controlled by amygdala, a region in the limbic system in our brain. From the evolution point of view, the brain limbic system is a very old region. If you hold your fist, with your thumb buried inside other four fingers, your fist is like your brain and the thumb is like the limbic system, buried inside (underneath) the brain. When a person is in love, his/her amygdala will shut down. Maybe we can turn it around: we shut down our amygdala intentionally and maybe we will look at the world around us with much more love feeling. (BTW, fear itself has certain positive value: it forces us to learn from our mistakes. But that is a different topic.)

    • xsli2
      xsli2 27 days ago

      “A man's immortality is not living forever. Every moment free of fear makes a man immortal." --- Alexandria the Great.

  • Colette 333
    Colette 333 28 days ago


  • steadfastcoward
    steadfastcoward 29 days ago +2

    Productive minds are always afraid and seek to avoid failure.

  • Amirah k
    Amirah k 29 days ago

    why did i cry when he said " i made it"

  • Yoga with Rowena
    Yoga with Rowena Month ago +2

    Beautiful speech thank you for the moving and encouraging words. We are indeed the master of our ships 🛳

  • vjstylo123
    vjstylo123 Month ago

    A good motivational speech......

  • Raingam Luikham
    Raingam Luikham Month ago +1

    Life happens to us everyday.

  • Helen Esteves
    Helen Esteves Month ago

    Nelson Mandela planted bombs in Durban!

  • fancannoiran
    fancannoiran Month ago

    Watch this guy’s math videos, that’s the real Elon husk whom you’re listening to

  • Adam Jacobs
    Adam Jacobs Month ago

    This reminds me of the fable "The Seagull and the Pelican."

  • Helen Powell
    Helen Powell Month ago +1

    How has this man actually helped anyone else? His fears were just related to his ego and his aims are just to make money for himself. I don’t find him inspiring at all.

  • Daniel Kidd
    Daniel Kidd Month ago +1

    "Snake Oil Salesman"

  • Zahid H Khan
    Zahid H Khan 2 months ago


  • marisaande
    marisaande 2 months ago

    Fabulous presentation for all to be inspired! Well done Robert...and well done in life! So happy for your daughter Madeline, shes a lucky young lady to have a beautiful heartfelt loving Dad. How lucky you all are. Yes, be ever so grateful, you did it, you figured it out! Life is precious, and flying by....have no fear and you will Live it well.

  • Mister Smith
    Mister Smith 2 months ago

    Great speech! ... no honestly I thought it was meh, boring... sorry. 8:00 is where it gets good.

  • Andrew Morgan
    Andrew Morgan 2 months ago +4

    Elon Musk impersonating Jeff Goldblum

  • GenkiSugiru
    GenkiSugiru 2 months ago +1

    Well.. a pretty decent talk until he cited Mandela as being an innocent man jailed for no valid reason. He was a leader of the African National Congress (ANC), an organization designated a terrorist group by the U.S. State Department and many other governments. He helped plan a bombing in which innocent civilians were killed. He was a co-founder of the ANC’s Umkhonto we Sizwe (Spear of the Nation), a militant terrorist group. He was tried and convicted for terrorist and subversive activities. He was a high-level member of the SACP (South Africa Communist Party). ANC and its terrorist arm, Umkhonto we Sizwe.

    • heymant beekee
      heymant beekee 15 days ago

      my conviction says that life is difficult and we never get what we expect. expectations has no limit. we only get what we deserve as per our choices.

  • Jugger naut
    Jugger naut 2 months ago +2

    thanks that helps a lot with quitting smoking, and hearing about a crazy succesfull businessman that chainsmokes.

  • suma su
    suma su 2 months ago

    He's the man!!

  • Cookie Wang
    Cookie Wang 2 months ago +1

    that Harvard business school example !!! wow

  • Mark Rowland
    Mark Rowland 2 months ago

    Nelson Mandela was convicted of murder.

  • Saurabh Singh
    Saurabh Singh 2 months ago

    wow, gotta give it to the BOSS, stole the show......BOSS

  • Roberto Sanches
    Roberto Sanches 2 months ago

    "Fear us just a word, the real deal feeling when you conquer fear is when the manic starts yo happen"

  • Kerami Roberts
    Kerami Roberts 2 months ago +2

    Meh. He was darn lucky he made that birth. Rediculous.

  • Ronald Mason
    Ronald Mason 2 months ago

    Wow, really spoke to me.

  • Mark Lampkin
    Mark Lampkin 2 months ago

    What a great speech....

  • Sarah Kolm
    Sarah Kolm 3 months ago +2

    Nelson Mandela was in prison for 27 years.

  • Sally Schroeder
    Sally Schroeder 3 months ago

    Mandella did nothing wrong ? then murder should not be a crime

  • mzodidi tutuka
    mzodidi tutuka 3 months ago +1

    Thank you, very inspirational. N.Mandela was in prison for 27 years not 29. :)

  • Lars Bergen
    Lars Bergen 3 months ago

    Brilliant minds. Inspiring talk and delivery, can watch again and again...

  • Rebok Fleetfoot
    Rebok Fleetfoot 3 months ago

    how the heck is this thing funded?

  • Nguyen Tanthien
    Nguyen Tanthien 3 months ago

    Was .....Sie läufen hintern Uns bis 10.Klass......Zum Glück keine von Uns sind Behinderungen.....

  • Nguyen Tanthien
    Nguyen Tanthien 3 months ago

    Fragen Sie der Fisch in Flüsdigwasser.........

  • Nguyen Tanthien
    Nguyen Tanthien 3 months ago

    Could the Teacher feld it .......Was were happend 3.Klass.................?
    Wo .....Korea oder Japan........................?
    Aber nicht nur mich oder meine Fam. ..........Kaputt oder Beschiessen.......Auf der Wissenschaftlich....

  • Nguyen Tanthien
    Nguyen Tanthien 3 months ago

    Almost Politicle take Cigar........Extravagant Expensive Firelight.........

  • Nguyen Tanthien
    Nguyen Tanthien 3 months ago

    Trouble were 1920 .......


    Fear is one of the most crippling emotions and i just attracted this speech from the title " Beautiful minds are free from fear". This title itself describes us many meaning. The speech by Mr. Robert Grant is very very useful to overcome fear and stress. The example used to deliver the message is excellent.We can surely free of fear when we listen this man's speech. I think he faced a lot of things about fear :-)) And Yes ofcourse we can overcome fear with intentional choice. The points are very much clear and useful for us and last I'm going to follow those worthful words given by our sir!! Thank for this speech sir.

  • Patricia Salvatore
    Patricia Salvatore 3 months ago

    Beautiful minds are free of fear. No kidding. Ive known this since i was 7 yrs old. Could never quite turn This simple knowledge into reality.

  • Kris H
    Kris H 3 months ago

    Easier said than done.

  • Lisa Sigmon
    Lisa Sigmon 3 months ago +1

    When I told my husband that my water broke, he didn't believe me and went to work anyway. Sometimes having a submissive personality translates stupidity to men.

  • Erin Conroy
    Erin Conroy 3 months ago +3

    What was the study called of the first grade students? I wanted to read more about it but can’t find any information.

  • DT Jackson
    DT Jackson 4 months ago +8

    Exactly. Anxiety always involves things that are going to happen at some time other than now. If you can completely stop yourself from thinking about a time other than now, you will be unable to feel fear, and you will experience eternity in a moment.

  • Fairy Imaginary
    Fairy Imaginary 4 months ago +1

    The story in the beginning was my beginning to see what kind of person this is.
    Who sitting in the bar, the day their child suppose to be born ?
    he probably had enough money already to support hes child and wife, as they flying air plane.
    So why even consider this decision ? Greed folks, greed.
    Can't even think the fear the mother had going threw it alone....Coming last second ? I could see this dad, coming on the graduation for hes child but not be there rest of the days when the first kiss or need helps with homework.
    Well, i guess money will buy away the guilt = )

  • Brandon Livanos
    Brandon Livanos 4 months ago

    Mandela was in prisoned for 27 years

  • tim silver
    tim silver 4 months ago

    Oh how I want to be totally free from fear !!!

  • Susie Frades-White
    Susie Frades-White 4 months ago +1

    Face Everthing and Run ORRRRRR F%$# Everything and Run.. I chose the first, and I am WINNING! Stopped drinking and screwing up my entire life and everyone I love.

    • Susie Frades-White
      Susie Frades-White 4 months ago

      @Heartwork By Kitty Thank you! I discovered this lady who has these awesome youtube talks. I do not know why, but I randomly thought of you! I am not sure if this is something you reasonate with or might find helpful, but it does not hurt to put this out there I don't know how to send a link with a reply but Candace Van Dell Belief: The anatomy of your thoughts is a talk that popped up on my feed.
      If you ever feel like sharing how you picked yourself up and began this journey, I would love to hear it. I gain insight from every persons triumphs. Life is so great living this way - isn't is??

    • Heartwork By Kitty
      Heartwork By Kitty 4 months ago +1

      Congrats on your sobriety Susie!
      I was on a similar path

  • louis lumley
    louis lumley 4 months ago

    Interesting talk but Nelson did not go to jail for nothing.most other countries would have hanged him for his actions.