Feeling stuck - fuelling life from average to epic | Bosco Anthony | TEDxStanleyPark

  • Published on Jun 15, 2016
  • This talk is designed to help people transform from being life spectators into change catalysts. Many people spend a lifetime trying to discover their personal purpose and yet few actually live a life pursuing that purpose. This talk will motivate people to act on their personal purpose in life and empower transformation.
    Bosco Anthony - bosco@boscoanthony.com - is a digital strategist and storyteller. His background in the corporate sector provides wisdom on thought leadership, business growth and critical thinking ideology.
    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at ted.com/tedx

Comments • 456

  • Gerard Rost
    Gerard Rost 4 days ago +2

    Purpose & momentum = Your Motorcycle riding through wherever you are. Some call it freedom...they're right.

  • Canadian MGTOW
    Canadian MGTOW 5 days ago +1

    2 second summary: live life by design, not life by default.

  • Mattie Perry
    Mattie Perry 6 days ago +1

    "leave people better than where you found them."

  • Crowe
    Crowe 7 days ago +8

    I have no idea what this guy is talking about.

    • Joseph Méndez
      Joseph Méndez 2 days ago +1

      Once the time is right, these words will become more understandable to you.

  • J Ray
    J Ray 8 days ago +1

    Engage the future- just as each thumbprint is different, we all have a hand.
    So isnt it just as possible no person is wired the same, but we all brains? One person's brain could be producing the feeling of Christmas morning 24 7 while another's never felt that type of excitement , joy, etc.

  • Vesna Sunrider
    Vesna Sunrider 8 days ago

    How does one reach this David Reeves (not sure if spelled correctly)?

  • Marta V
    Marta V 10 days ago

    I´ve done with TED talks. They were awesome when they started but right now there are too many and not very well picked. Right now it´s more like: "watch this one and see if you like it because we just dont care much". Alright.

  • John Kozaczok
    John Kozaczok 10 days ago

    I liked what u said , but dismissed the value because u took a cheap shot reinforcing yours political views lots to learn young grasshopper, hope you can open your eyes of being blinded by pride,

  • Cobby Jones
    Cobby Jones 10 days ago

    Awesome talk

  • RW Erskine
    RW Erskine 11 days ago

    excellent, love you

  • Sidtsara
    Sidtsara 12 days ago

    what when there is no reason for a purpose? what when all the amazing things we can do/offer have nowhere to land. what if we believe we know the purpose but have no reason to activate it. what then?

  • Omar Shashaa
    Omar Shashaa 14 days ago +1

    Wow this Tedtalk really resonates with me this guy is a hero and we need more of you Sir. This is how I think about life.

  • Health Instincts
    Health Instincts 14 days ago

    Answer reflection is designing intro spection most people live life by default very few live it by design..Embrace who you are that’s the start stop mustyrbating the divine moment is already in you. Are you mindful? Happy?
    Performance review purpose

  • Health Instincts
    Health Instincts 14 days ago

    Reinventing slavery from within
    1st ingredient purpose “life’s compass”
    2nd momentum
    We compromise tolerate settle to life’s mediocrity and routine. (Were all not fine.)
    Contract (what values stand for what things to tolerate what people will teach you.)
    Rythem to why “how to attain purpose” (activation energy)

  • Dave Kohler
    Dave Kohler 15 days ago

    He is right, white culture and white nations are superior then all others.

  • Clara Z
    Clara Z 16 days ago

    Great Topic. Inspiring for a sec. But no depth. Generic storytelling. Nothing into specific or actually helpful. Common problem of the millions of “TED Talk” right now.. TED is losing its value.. too bad

  • MsBakerbear
    MsBakerbear 16 days ago

    “Is your mind full, or are you mindful”. 💙

  • Martin Christian
    Martin Christian 16 days ago

    sugar coating talk

  • Gary Reid Music
    Gary Reid Music 17 days ago

    The Big Picture at 12:00

  • wim lammens
    wim lammens 21 day ago +1

    let's start with the purpose review. YOU NAILED IT how many people find their jobs purposefull? Excellent talk. I have watched probably a few hundred talks, yours is definetely one of the most usefull in my life if not the top one

  • General Waste
    General Waste 21 day ago +10

    "The key is to accept where you are in life..."
    Trying. Really trying, but I hate where I'm at.

  • Kaeben
    Kaeben 28 days ago

    I could have gotten this advice from a fortune cookie.

    • Bosco Anthony
      Bosco Anthony 23 days ago

      Would be a very smart cookie :) - Thanks for watching anyways

  • crisp cardboard
    crisp cardboard Month ago +1

    This just made me hate me more

  • Let go Accept
    Let go Accept Month ago


    • Let go Accept
      Let go Accept 22 days ago

      @Bosco Anthony okay I apologize. I actually have a master's degree in counseling psychology -- not working as a therapist but I have tons of knowledge and information. Best wishes to you hang in there.

    • Bosco Anthony
      Bosco Anthony 23 days ago

      Thanks for watching anyways

  • editsbymasio
    editsbymasio Month ago +2

    I’d follow this dudes advice except his vest isn’t so epic

    • Bosco Anthony
      Bosco Anthony Month ago +1

      editsbymasio good thing my vest isn’t what’s important in the video but rather the message - different strokes for different folks

  • Jennifer Paul
    Jennifer Paul 2 months ago +1

    ONE L❤VE!

    • Bosco Anthony
      Bosco Anthony Month ago

      Jennifer Paul sending you love right back Jennifer

  • Anthony Casola
    Anthony Casola 2 months ago +1

    very kool...must watch again

  • maham meher
    maham meher 2 months ago +1

    How do I find my origin story

  • SeeMoreKelly
    SeeMoreKelly 2 months ago +13

    "The key is to accept where you are in life. The key is to accept WHO you are in life."
    This is gold that should go down through the ages.

  • Mohua Ali
    Mohua Ali 2 months ago +1

    So specific, how to step forward with purpose and where to step ends never been so clear ever before.

    • Bosco Anthony
      Bosco Anthony Month ago +1

      Mohua Ali thanks mate for the kind words

  • hiba rizgar
    hiba rizgar 3 months ago +1

    It’s been a year I’ve graduated from university and I am still unemployed,I feel like this major wasn’t my dream and I deserved better, I feel lost and that I haven’t achieved anything, I need to get myself together.

    • Bosco Anthony
      Bosco Anthony Month ago

      hiba rizgar I think you have an idea on what you should be doing my friend - thanks for watching and commenting

    • hiba rizgar
      hiba rizgar Month ago

      Bosco Anthony exactly, I don’t want to hide my true feelings and satisfy myself with the things that are given to me, I’de rather challenge and chase my dreams

    • Bosco Anthony
      Bosco Anthony Month ago

      Agree - what do you feel is the one thing you need to act on to seek the transformation you are seeking

  • Mark Von
    Mark Von 3 months ago

    19 minutes of fluff. I still don’t find anything exciting about this life, a purpose, or something that would make my life extraordinary.

    • Mark Von
      Mark Von Month ago

      @Bosco Anthony First, thank you for taking the time to reply. You did prepare well and execute the speech well. I know where I want to end up, and I have for 15 years, but I am nowhere closer. I've attacked it every way I could.

    • Bosco Anthony
      Bosco Anthony Month ago +1

      Mark Von sad to hear you don’t have a purpose mark but that really isn’t the point of this talk - at some point you have to be accountable towards your own life my friend - this fluff took me 340 hours to prepare for

  • Levi Allen
    Levi Allen 3 months ago +1


  • Madhuri Garg
    Madhuri Garg 3 months ago +3

    Thanks for this wonderful talk. I was feeling so stuck, and this seems to have opened up my heart to embrace myself and engage with the future.

  • François Kaßröann
    François Kaßröann 3 months ago +1

    I am miserable to live in Indonesia. Now, I'm not grateful with it

    • Bosco Anthony
      Bosco Anthony 3 months ago

      François Kaßröann you make your home

  • El Jay
    El Jay 4 months ago +1

    I've accepted who I am and where I am in life. Its the patience that is frustrating, i believe in the life of design and the divine...Hopefully things gets better after I get these off my chest.

    • Bosco Anthony
      Bosco Anthony 3 months ago +1

      El Jay good things come to those that wait and create their own destiny

  • El Jay
    El Jay 4 months ago +1

    I've been affirming a car and money in 2019. Lots of money! I mean life changing money.

  • El Jay
    El Jay 4 months ago

    22 years old. The the last quarter of 2018 has been weird for me. I was studying, my spirit no longer wanted me on campus i felt weird everyday waking up and heading to school...Fast forward to 2019 something told me not re-apply for another its four months into 2019 and I dont know what to do with my life. I feel stuck and I'm counting on my spirit and intuition for answers.

  • Edwina Vesa
    Edwina Vesa 4 months ago +5

    This was a message for me today 🙏🏼❤️

  • nblackhart
    nblackhart 4 months ago +9

    Struggling to listen to this whole thing

  • Benmiled Hedil
    Benmiled Hedil 4 months ago +1

    please I want the link of this video from the TED TALKS site
    and thank u

    • Bosco Anthony
      Bosco Anthony 3 months ago

      He deel would love to see this video on the ted website

  • Aldridge Gonzales
    Aldridge Gonzales 4 months ago +1

    we all have egos that needs to be controlled.

  • Saju Vetiyatil
    Saju Vetiyatil 5 months ago +1

    Lacks clarity and direction

    • Bosco Anthony
      Bosco Anthony 3 months ago

      Saju Vetiyatil what direction do you seek? Thanks for watching

  • Asger Raza
    Asger Raza 5 months ago

    Bosco good to see you bro long time man nice one man.

    • Bosco Anthony
      Bosco Anthony 5 months ago

      Asante sana @asger raza - Long time no chat brother man! Thanks for watching and the kind words!

  • yellooh
    yellooh 5 months ago

    Life happens

    • Bosco Anthony
      Bosco Anthony 5 months ago

      It certainly does - Thanks for watching!

  • Aneisha Daneen
    Aneisha Daneen 5 months ago +1

    One of the best Ted Talks thus far!!!! As a woman living in my purpose this is confirmation!!! Blessings to you Bosco Anthony

    • Bosco Anthony
      Bosco Anthony 5 months ago

      Thank you for the amazing compliment! I am humbled by your kind words!

  • Anne Dmonte
    Anne Dmonte 5 months ago


  • Fusion Fitness
    Fusion Fitness 5 months ago

    Very VERY well done!! Thank you for that.

  • Jammy Dodger
    Jammy Dodger 5 months ago

    So happy I watched this, God bless

    • Bosco Anthony
      Bosco Anthony 5 months ago

      Thanks for watching Jammy - One Love!

  • Ams R
    Ams R 6 months ago

    He needs to take he's mask off

    • Bosco Anthony
      Bosco Anthony 5 months ago

      Thanks for watching! Its just a tan really that I have been working on for a few years now!

  • varshitha pujari
    varshitha pujari 6 months ago +1

    Hello Bosco IAM 25 now I feel stuck insecure and depressed i don't know what I really like and what I want to do in my life and I am heart broken too 😣🤐

    • Bosco Anthony
      Bosco Anthony 5 months ago

      Sounds like you are at cross roads - Feel free to reach out if you would like some assistance or guidance - my contact details are in the description of the video!

  • Southhome S
    Southhome S 6 months ago +5

    Watching this in 2019 to my breakfast and morning coffee. Truly inspiring and motivating talk, good job!
    I realize that i need to reflect more on the two questions you mentioned. "What did i do of meaning today?" and "what am i gonna achieve tomorrow?".

    • Bosco Anthony
      Bosco Anthony 5 months ago +1

      Thanks for watching this video and I am glad the message is still relevant in 2019 :) Powerful questions to ask - More importantly it brings a sense of awareness to the science of what and why you do the things you do - Keep being curious!

  • sanju b
    sanju b 6 months ago +3

    God bless RU-clip ....let it be free for life long so that humans get inspired at a very early stage of their life by watching such and similar videos.

    • Bosco Anthony
      Bosco Anthony 5 months ago

      I am honoured and humbled to have my messaged shared on such an amazing platform! Thanks for watching

  • Madeline Nicholson
    Madeline Nicholson 6 months ago

    Thank you for your wisdom and acute clarity of this topic. I connected to the approach of focusing on PEOPLE connections when making goals (most other talks and really everything in this US self-centered goal making advice don't even take that into consideration, let alone make it the main driving point). I need some guidance and your talk is helping.

    • Bosco Anthony
      Bosco Anthony 5 months ago

      Thanks for watching Madeline and glad you found this useful! Reach out if you are ever in need of guidance

  • Agnieszka Wieczorek
    Agnieszka Wieczorek 6 months ago

    epic talk

    • Bosco Anthony
      Bosco Anthony 5 months ago

      Very welcome and glad you liked the talk!

  • atlmprof1
    atlmprof1 7 months ago

    One love! One 💓! No walls

    • Bosco Anthony
      Bosco Anthony 5 months ago

      One love! one heart my friend! No walls :)

  • Grahame Stokes
    Grahame Stokes 7 months ago

    Namaste brother and sisters.

  • Arjun Das
    Arjun Das 7 months ago +1

    This talks is knowing me something new

  • Bryan Ward
    Bryan Ward 7 months ago

    Dani Johnson talks about this stuff exactly. I needed to hear this

    • Bosco Anthony
      Bosco Anthony 5 months ago +1

      Bryan Ward no worries mate - totally understand it, my email is in the description of the video...reach out anytime

    • Bryan Ward
      Bryan Ward 5 months ago

      Wow Bosco Anthony thank you for responding and sorry for oversimplifying by comparing your Ted talk. Your talk really spoke to me and delivered an authentic message in a new way that resonated something I had heard but in a brand new way! It's like when your parents tell you something for years and then a stranger tells you the same message but with different intent and then it clicks. For some reason I can sit on truth for a very long time and still never put pen to paper. Anyway you could mentor me?

    • Bosco Anthony
      Bosco Anthony 5 months ago

      Glad we have many sharing the same message! Alignment is key

  • jacob same
    jacob same 8 months ago

    If you're looking for a new experience, come to the south of Algeria, I'll provide you food and accomodation, in exchange of teaching our kids something you know, hand crafting or music or English or any other things.

  • Grey Sanz
    Grey Sanz 8 months ago +1

    my jaw dropped when he said the story of the little boy was him

    • Bosco Anthony
      Bosco Anthony 5 months ago +1

      @Manoj Philip spoiler alert :) thanks for watching manoj

    • Manoj Philip
      Manoj Philip 8 months ago

      Grey Sanz Dammit. I shouldn't have read the comments while watching the video lol.

  • Destiny Johnson
    Destiny Johnson 8 months ago

    I've been feeling stuck for the past year and I wish I had a mentor but this Ted talk really made me self reflect. I'm going to watch it over and over. Thank you so much!

    • Bosco Anthony
      Bosco Anthony 5 months ago

      Feel free to reach out Destiny - Everyone needs a mentor!

  • raj kumar
    raj kumar 8 months ago +1

    Lot of BS very little substance

    • Bosco Anthony
      Bosco Anthony 5 months ago

      Yet you still found the time to watch it and comment so I say thank you for the watch and the view - Different strokes for different folks - You aren't going to please everyone

  • Shaun
    Shaun 8 months ago

    This guy is an incredible speaker. He conveys everything so effortlessly and perfectly. Great talk.

    • Bosco Anthony
      Bosco Anthony 5 months ago

      Thanks Shaun for the kind words and for watching!

  • N Nal
    N Nal 8 months ago +5

    Thank you. I am someone who is struggling to understand my WHY or purpose in life. I am simply drowning. I know I need to change n am feeling so much resistances within and I am fighting back.

    • Bosco Anthony
      Bosco Anthony 5 months ago +1

      Thats the first sign you are in need of a personal transformation - My contact info is in the video description - reach out and thanks for watching!

  • MR.X
    MR.X 9 months ago

    Great talk. This w/ Impact Theory will get you going.

    • Bosco Anthony
      Bosco Anthony 5 months ago

      Thank you for watching and be happy to have you share your insights on impact theory - been hearing more of that these days

  • LeRose Lapin
    LeRose Lapin 9 months ago

    I get that finding a mentor is a huge step in finding your purpose but how do I find a mentor when I'm that lost on finding my purpose. I've struggled with anxiety and depression since I'm 13 plus my entire life I've been told I'm not good enough for anything even tho deep down I know I am more than good enough but it's been so ingrained in my brain that I dont know how to "unfuck myself" and ugh I live in a toxic environment that I want to get out but I dont know how or if I'm strong enough to do it; and this Ted talk just like unleashed so many bad experiences and something inside my brain that I dont know now... all I keep thinking now is what do I do now?

    • Bosco Anthony
      Bosco Anthony 5 months ago

      The first step is acceptance and knowing where you are - This is a courageous first step and am glad you have shared your story with us - Reach out - my contact is in the video description be happy to give you a few recommendations - Everyone needs a mentor too!

  • Wordsmith Asheesh
    Wordsmith Asheesh 9 months ago

    This is one of those Ted Talks where we need to take notes.
    Thanks Bosco.
    10000 tons of molten love from India. 🥂 🍻

  • Varun sharma
    Varun sharma 9 months ago +2

    LOL Einstein was wrong. If you do same thing again and again you become expert and perfect. Ofcourse results are better too. :-)

    • Bosco Anthony
      Bosco Anthony 9 months ago +4

      Doing the same thing may help you become better - but it also creates stagnancy and frustrations when you do get the same results that end up not helping you grow - Two sides to Einsteins theory - Thanks for watching thought and commenting

  • Manel Castro
    Manel Castro 9 months ago +3

    One of the most influential ted talks that I’ve encountered. Cheers

  • Ayat Fatima
    Ayat Fatima 10 months ago

    Energy is not something you have, it is something you DO. Need to explore this more. (Just realised I was writing the comment to an ad lol! a promo for Jim Kwik.. Welcome to 2018, where ads actually bring you benefit)

    • Bosco Anthony
      Bosco Anthony 9 months ago

      Ayat Fatima thank you so much for your kind words and wishing you the same as well

    • Ayat Fatima
      Ayat Fatima 9 months ago +1

      Bosco Anthony agreed 😄 I watched the vid btw and followed you on Twitter lol, you're an inspiration 🙌 wish u continued success in all your future endeavors

    • Bosco Anthony
      Bosco Anthony 9 months ago +1

      hah - energy is both!

  • Hans Dampf
    Hans Dampf 10 months ago

    Thank you, Sir!

  • NNEKA A.
    NNEKA A. 10 months ago

    Amazing 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

  • daniel ross
    daniel ross 10 months ago

    Too simplistic

  • Denise Wozniak
    Denise Wozniak 11 months ago

    Aligning Purpose with Momentum.. a pivotal moment.