If you have a dream...never give up!: Mark Colbourne at TEDxKingsCollegeLondon

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  • Опубликовано: 22 май 2013
  • Mark Colbourne MBE is Great Britain's newest Gold medal Paralympian in the sport of cycling. He has gone through hell and back to reach his first Paralympic Games at London 2012 after he broke his back in a near fatal paragliding accident in May 2009. Even though he was left with lower leg paralysis and drop foot in both feet, he fought for 12 months to learn to walk again with walking aids and now prides himself as a full time professional Para-cyclist for his country.
    Mark talks about the highs and lows of having a life changing experience and competing on the international stage at the London 2012 Paralympics. In a world where the smallest margins are the difference between winning and losing or living and dying, this man can explain what it takes to not only push our body and mind to their limits in order to achieve your dreams against all odds but also to enjoy to the max life while you can! His motivating style and epic life story uplifts every audience and with his humble approach to life he never fails to leave anyone inspired.
    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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Комментарии • 63

  • Melissa M
    Melissa M 25 дней назад

    “quitters never win and winners never quit,” but when you are visually impaired and you are trying to pursue a career in something artistic it can be very difficult.

  • Arun Sandhu
    Arun Sandhu 2 месяца назад

    Was the crowd really that silent during presentation or it's the sound system.

  • William Bill Rocky Honey
    William Bill Rocky Honey 3 месяца назад

    ** BY: BILL ROCKY HONEY CPB, PMB, PM , THIS WILL HELP YOU >> FORCE YOURELF TO KEEP GOING, TAKE SMALL STEPS TO KEEP GOING >> FORCE YOURSELF AND SMALL STEPS IS THE ANSWER, KEEP SAYING FORCE YOURSELF, UNTIL YOU GET IT DONE AND WAKE UP TOMORROW AND IT IS DONE >> YOU CAN DO THIS, I BELIEVE IN YOU >> KEEP ON GOING, WE LOVE YOU, BILL ROCKY !!! SEPT 05, 2018

  • Dark Dan
    Dark Dan 6 месяцев назад

    Never give up on your dreams people. You may wanna give up, but keep moving on. You'll be ok.

  • Mona cook-haught
    Mona cook-haught 9 месяцев назад

    Wow!

  • Tamy Fleming
    Tamy Fleming Год назад

    Impressive!! 🙌🏽❤️

  • Cynthia Uzoka
    Cynthia Uzoka Год назад

    wow. im so moved by this. i wont give up

  • Anil Yadav
    Anil Yadav Год назад

    wow what a rare personality
    hats off to you sir
    really feels great when i hear you

  • Lou Carm
    Lou Carm Год назад

    Your drive and ambition is amazingly inspiring , had tears in my eyes , this has been the most inspirational talk I've seen on not giving up, thank you for sharing your story

  • Luke McLachlan
    Luke McLachlan Год назад

    great public speech

  • Robin Marson
    Robin Marson Год назад

    Having attended an Emmaus Conference where Marc gave a truly inspirational speech here it is enjoy.

  • Odetta Lee
    Odetta Lee Год назад +2

    you inspire me. It is not about sports; it is about your focus on what you can and realize your dream. Your dad is forever pleased and proud of you.

  • Tomer GK
    Tomer GK Год назад +1

    amazing person... inspiring' thank you

  • Warriors of Success
    Warriors of Success Год назад +1

    Phenomenal

  • Magda Draganova
    Magda Draganova Год назад

    para olympics or olympics?

  • Curtis Figuried
    Curtis Figuried 2 года назад +1

    so awesome!

  • SoldiersofSelfMastery
    SoldiersofSelfMastery 2 года назад

    colbourne you inspire !!!

  • Sleekwitt
    Sleekwitt 2 года назад +11

    A bit conceited I would say: Too much emphasis on what a great sport he is. He even closes his speak with a high schooler jock phrase of 'winners never quit and quitters never win' implying all those not winning a prime sport position are losers in the ample sense (life failures).
    For starters, sports ain`t it all nor the only measure of success. Even winners in any sport are so because there`s lots of other players without whom they could not be compared to. What I am aiming at is that implying that anyone who is not a top athlete is a failure is quite pathetic.
    Sports should be fun, wether you win or not, just enoyable healthy exercise. Even though someone could say there is a correlation amongst good sports and successful people, it
    is mostly due to the pathetic competitive skew laid into sports in occidental culture.
    So, good for him, he's a great sport, but that doesn`t make a failure of any average person who enjoys life without such a competitive optic.

    • Michelle
      Michelle 9 месяцев назад +1

      The video is not about showing you that he is good at sports. It is about encouraging others to accomplish their goals. You missed the point of the video. He is good at sports. You may be good at something else. Find the thing that is right for you. What do you excel in? Focus on that thing; and know that you can be the best.

    • John Doe
      John Doe Год назад

      100% agree, that video of him cycling.......

    • Dean Smith
      Dean Smith Год назад

      Maybe. I think his purpose for doing that is to show us (and remind us) of what is possible, even when it seems impossible, or very unlikely.

    • Marist Old Boys
      Marist Old Boys Год назад +1

      I agree he really could have edited it down and putting in several minutes of him winning the Gold is a bit too indulgent and actually vulgar. It diverts attention away from his message and I actually forgot what his supposed message was.

    • IAm3.14YearsOld
      IAm3.14YearsOld 2 года назад +5

      Sleekwitt If it's your dream to pursue sport. What he's saying is to chase your dreams and don't let things knock you down permanently

  • Colleen Wynia
    Colleen Wynia 2 года назад +3

    I am moved and inspired Mark. I recently made a short video about a client's decision to "Live" when she was leaning to death and letting go. A very different experience to yours, and yet the desire to live and the fight to be here is of similar challenge. You are a dynamo, committed and have so much inspiration to offer others!

  • Michael McGrail
    Michael McGrail 2 года назад +1

    Don't ever give up on your dreams!

  • willian123
    willian123 2 года назад +1

    rio 2016...watch out here in brasil and specially in rio,things are very "hard over there,thug city.

  • Boris Huirem
    Boris Huirem 2 года назад

    Inspiring one..mark.....almost had tears on my eyes when u talked about ur dad passing away in your absence....i hope he might be very proud of u...best luck for ur Rio Olympics 2016

  • Matt
    Matt 2 года назад +19

    Barber: Whatchu want fam ?
    Mark: Have you ever seen a porcupine ?
    Barber: Say no more

  • rin7s
    rin7s 2 года назад +2

    Wow, never give up !

  • JUNAID UR REHMAN
    JUNAID UR REHMAN 2 года назад

    awsm......

  • Euan Phipps
    Euan Phipps 2 года назад +8

    OMG - What a guy!? Had me in tears 👍

  • Anubhav Halder
    Anubhav Halder 2 года назад +4

    iam really inspired and motivated

  • eld3rr
    eld3rr 3 года назад +1

    Well that was touching.

  • Karthik Juvvala
    Karthik Juvvala 3 года назад +34

    Dream . . .
    When you have a dream to achieve and an unconquerable soul that keeps pushing you to defy all odds,
    Wear a smile,
    Take a deep breath,
    Say to yourself - its gonna be alright coz I'll not give up.
    When you know what the destination is but you don't know how to reach there -
    Wear a smile,
    Take a deep breath,
    Say to yourself - its gonna be alright coz I'll not give up.
    When you can't explain your goal to anyone nor reveal the truth,
    Wear a smile,
    Take a deep breath,
    Say to yourself - its gonna be alright coz I'll not give up.
    When you've spent every last dime on your dream knowing that it's still not enough,
    Wear a smile,
    Take a deep breath,
    Say to yourself - its gonna be alright coz I'll not give up.
    When all that's left in you is a trust that you'll succeed and not having a clue as to when its gonna happen,
    Wear a smile,
    Take a deep breath,
    Say to yourself - its gonna be alright coz I'll not give up.
    When your parents post that unanswerable question, friends doubt your every action, your teammates stop counting on you,
    Wear a smile,
    Take a deep breath,
    Say to yourself - its gonna be alright coz I'll not give up.
    When you can feel the loneliness sitting amidst everyone, can't sleep although you close your eyes, keep searching all over not knowing where to find,
    Wear a smile,
    Take a deep breath,
    Say to yourself - its gonna be alright coz I'll not give up.
    When you realize the soul purpose of your existence, when none can stop you nor deviate, when you can visualize that very dream come true even in the toughest of times...
    Wear a smile,
    Take a deep breath,
    Say to yourself - its gonna be alright coz I'll not give up.

    Because its really gonna be alright and which is more - You'll realize your Dream . . . - Karthik Juvvala

    • Anil Yadav
      Anil Yadav Год назад

      Karthik Juvvala
      nice lines
      well it really motivated from deep inside
      well i have some query if you can solve it out it may feel awkward
      but i desperately need it
      how to overcome public fearing
      bcse it really spoiling my career
      i don't know what to do i used to fumble my word when i see 5he crowd
      if you can help me out of this situation i will be grateful to you

    • Roberto Akves
      Roberto Akves Год назад

      Love uu broo so much😥😘😘

    • Edna Bariso
      Edna Bariso Год назад

      Karthik Juvvala
      very nice

    • HeartedAngel27
      HeartedAngel27 Год назад

      Wow!!! So true!!! Thank you!!!!!!

    • ajusha rizal
      ajusha rizal 2 года назад +2

      thank u friend

  • Jack Li
    Jack Li 3 года назад

    never give up

  • sammy n
    sammy n 3 года назад

    Mark; You are a " mark " of a man!!!! Superb and really motivational..

  • phil larkin
    phil larkin 3 года назад +6

    I met mark yesterday what an amazing champion great to meet you my friend.

  • Dr.Swapnil Bhanushali
    Dr.Swapnil Bhanushali 3 года назад +3

    true example of life mark. only one word " Great"

  • DreamTalks
    DreamTalks 3 года назад +3

    Awesome achivement

  • Warda Moosa
    Warda Moosa 3 года назад +3

    Bravo Mark👌👏👏👏 See you in Rio 2016

  • my choice
    my choice 3 года назад

    God bless you. Thank you so much for your speech. Your a huge credit to society.

  • Fallah Arya
    Fallah Arya 4 года назад +1

    Wonderful!! Thanks so much for such an inspirational story...
    I AM MOVIE MAKER
    AND PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER. I LIKE PHOTOGRAPHY .BECAUSE, I RECOGNIZE ALL BEAUTY OF THE WORLD WITH MY CAMERA.
    I AM ENAMORED OF THE WHOLE WORLD, FOR THE WHOLE WORLD OF HIM.
    عاشقم بر همه عالم که همه عالم ازوست

  • Amy Jones
    Amy Jones 4 года назад

    If you're looking for a key note speaker for your next event Mark is definitely the guy to book. I helped organise an event at Bolton Football Club a year or so ago and Mark was the guest speaker. He is a true gentleman, professional and polite and a real pleasure to work with. He really held the audience and gave plenty of time for questions and answers too.

  • Nga Phương
    Nga Phương 4 года назад +5

    Wonderful!! Thanks so much for such an inspirational story :)

  • sam cuschieri
    sam cuschieri 4 года назад

    I will see you in Rio man!

  • TheSamuelHD3
    TheSamuelHD3 5 лет назад

    He came to our school well done mark what a man

  • William Harper
    William Harper 5 лет назад +5

    Thanks mark I lost my dad to kidney failure and i am now building a dream church in his honor

  • VanityVain1
    VanityVain1 5 лет назад

    Great video! Thanks for sharing!

  • curiousgeorge555
    curiousgeorge555 5 лет назад

    Excellent message.

  • 胡鹏
    胡鹏 5 лет назад

    thanks

  • 제이엘
    제이엘 5 лет назад

    Thanks. Nice speech