An End to Procrastination | Archana Murthy | TEDxMarcusHighSchool

  • Опубликовано: 21 апр 2017
  • Humans are all united by a force greater than joy, sorrow, and love... procrastination. Contrary to the humorous picture our popular culture paints, avoidance of work is a serious issue. Surveys suggest that 85-95% of students encounter problems directly related to procrastination. As a teenager, all-too-familiar with this torrid cycle of stress, anxiety, and depression, Archana Murthy presents an insightful cure to one of society’s greatest ills. Through personal reflection, Archana suggests that the cure to procrastination is a springboard for a greater journey that is better navigated with others.
    Archana Murthy is a student of Marcus High School but also of life. She learns Indian classical music and dance but loves any and all art. She believes that art, science, and spirituality are often interchangeable. This is her first TEDx talk.

    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Комментарии • 308

  • Chubbic S
    Chubbic S День назад

    method starts at 7:27

  • Chubbic S
    Chubbic S День назад

    Thank you for this. It helps.

  • MantisTCO
    MantisTCO 2 дня назад +1

    Who else procrastinates their procrastination by watching videos about procrastination?

  • Maria Ali
    Maria Ali 8 дней назад

    This was my project. Writing tips on procrastination. (Learning Framework Class)

  • JohnBlaze the2nd
    JohnBlaze the2nd 8 дней назад

    loved it, the crowd is so dry tho listen up u monkeys!

  • Being Anmol
    Being Anmol 19 дней назад

    I ardently believe in Krishna. Right now I am facing this serious issue of procrastination and i guess this is the thing i really need. This is the video everyone who's procrastinating should watch. 👏👏👏

  • Funny Eri videos Filimom
    Funny Eri videos Filimom 20 дней назад

    I like her energy!

  • karo ma
    karo ma Месяц назад

    Honestly you are a really good and natural speaker, great work and advice I will try it and stick it to my vision board too!

  • Michał W
    Michał W Месяц назад

    I still struggle with procrastination :/

  • Saubhagya Negi
    Saubhagya Negi Месяц назад

    The crowd is really doucey

  • Crippling Depression
    Crippling Depression Месяц назад

    What is wrong with the audience?

  • alish shrsetha
    alish shrsetha Месяц назад

    Jump to 7:23

  • metarus208
    metarus208 Месяц назад

    I'll do it later ....

  • Pratham Gupta
    Pratham Gupta Месяц назад

    She is damn right.

  • Vibhu
    Vibhu Месяц назад

    So dull.

  • Mn M
    Mn M 2 месяца назад +1

    a quarter of comments are jokes about procrastination, a quarter are saying how good a speaker she is and half of them are commenting about the crowd. I have y theory about the crowd, but I'll do a comment about that later....

  • Ravenwood
    Ravenwood 2 месяца назад

    Stop procrastinating.. 8:50 you’re welcome.

  • Livin' Great
    Livin' Great 2 месяца назад

    Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine. ― Roy T. Bennett

  • Yuvraj Singh
    Yuvraj Singh 2 месяца назад

    Dead audience.😑😑

  • Christine Vang
    Christine Vang 2 месяца назад

    I cannot with this crowd!

  • megha jain
    megha jain 2 месяца назад

    Good talk

  • Best Username Ever
    Best Username Ever 2 месяца назад

    Sorry, the monkey's in charge

  • Kathryn Kuhl
    Kathryn Kuhl 3 месяца назад

    Procrastination is self-sabotage. Part of you is against having to do this project because a project of yours has been sabotaged by someone else in the past. You repeat the cycle because you have not yet broken free from it. If it is a creative project, and you are putting your heart into it, part of you may fear completing the project because it means you'll have to deal with your fears(demons) from the past. Or, maybe someone in the past told you that you would never be successful, and you were naïve enough at the time to believe it, and you see completion of the project as going against this other belief that you have been holding. You need to let go of that belief in order to accept the belief that you are allowed to be successful. It could also be a self-esteem issue. Part of you may be holding the rest of you back because you are not really sure you deserve success.

  • Kathryn Kuhl
    Kathryn Kuhl 3 месяца назад


  • Ranjana Adhikari
    Ranjana Adhikari 3 месяца назад

    Worth watching and the line when she says to older people it might not be issue but to us it is is really true

  • Linda Martine Van Veen
    Linda Martine Van Veen 3 месяца назад

    She should get a disney movie or something

  • Carlos Antonio Emanuele
    Carlos Antonio Emanuele 3 месяца назад +3

    I prefer the monkey and the panic monster

  • TheAmazingJG1
    TheAmazingJG1 3 месяца назад

    Plot twist. The audience was on their phones, procrastinating from listening to the talk

  • Sharon Kenye
    Sharon Kenye 3 месяца назад

    I have been procrastinating the whole day. I'm so sick of this , I want to get up and start my work.

  • yashwanth patel
    yashwanth patel 4 месяца назад

    She is so beautiful..

  • Brian O'Donohue
    Brian O'Donohue 4 месяца назад

    Exceptionally insightful for such a young person. Thank you for sharing!

  • Jacob Thomas-Smith
    Jacob Thomas-Smith 4 месяца назад

    Ok, yes the crowd wasn't reactive but she really didn't say anything overwhelmingly profound, definitely seems like the talk was tailored for high schoolers

  • Vibhansh Gupta
    Vibhansh Gupta 4 месяца назад

    1. SET A GOAL

  • beastbuilder
    beastbuilder 4 месяца назад

    either they dont like her or its the limbic system meaning it doesn't appeal to the audiences communication style

  • nataliee mo
    nataliee mo 4 месяца назад

    wtf is wrong with the audience?

  • David Holloman
    David Holloman 5 месяцев назад

    Please... Bring her back Ted Talk

  • Jasmine Espy
    Jasmine Espy 5 месяцев назад


  • Abdullah Farashe
    Abdullah Farashe 5 месяцев назад

    One of the best ted talks I ever seen, and likely the most touching to me as I am a master procrastinator.

  • John Lüka
    John Lüka 5 месяцев назад

    You in the comments criticising the crowd are pathetic. She is really annoying to listen to as she has no empathy at all. Me, me listen to my boring story!! It's like an old man talking. Think Buzz Killington from family guy.

  • sudhanshu s
    sudhanshu s 5 месяцев назад

    Added to "Add to watch later"

  • Sally O’malley
    Sally O’malley 5 месяцев назад

    A good way to not to ‘procrastinate’ whilst watching this video to, for example,is to listen to it whilst cleaning your room.

  • mugenishere
    mugenishere 5 месяцев назад

    Her talking style reminds me of bitches from real life. People who are extremely arrogant, self-centered, proud, boastful, ungrateful and fighters.

  • Senthil Venkat
    Senthil Venkat 5 месяцев назад

    Audience are procrastinating to appriceate her!

  • Me Me
    Me Me 6 месяцев назад

    the audience is dead haha but I relate girl I relate

  • Just MB
    Just MB 6 месяцев назад

    Acknowledge & Reflect
    Reduce stress & Increase happiness.
    Enjoy whatever you do
    Thanks for such a wonderful video.

  • Leith Keshava
    Leith Keshava 7 месяцев назад

    the talk is good, the audience is not. But on the other side, I also think she doesn't utilize 'pause' enough to get the feedback before she proceeded the story further. Her expression sometimes shows doubts too.

  • Sebastiaan
    Sebastiaan 7 месяцев назад

    Excellent talk. Super helpful. You have no idea how bad my procrastination became. Even the thought of work makes me feel stressed and afraid. It's so unrational, especially for me being a very rational and confident person. But it's indeed a very subconscious process that I find hard to break. I will try your methods immediately. thank you so much. I'll update this thread with my progression.

  • Video Vagrancy
    Video Vagrancy 7 месяцев назад

    Agreed with most of the posters here, Archana was a fantastic, and enthusiastic speaker. I am going to put her tips into practice. Her audience though...Wow! The complete lack of interaction/involvement was palpable. She was giving this passionate presentation, and they acted as though they were watching an infomercial. Kids these days.... I can't believe I just said that... I guess I really am getting old.

  • Punitha Kanagasabai
    Punitha Kanagasabai 8 месяцев назад

    May Divine Lord Sri Krishna bless Archana richly for extracting a sacred gem from His holy text Bhagavad Gita for our wellbeing. It is amazing a very young lady has had such a profound glimpse into an eternal truth. Certainly, God's Grace is with her. Thank you very much. It helped me to write this comment on a 'here & now' basis by not allowing procrastination. God bless all including the audience!

  • frog frog
    frog frog 8 месяцев назад

    im a working person

  • Vaishali Kashyap
    Vaishali Kashyap 8 месяцев назад

    Great talk! 👏

  • Andriana Holubka
    Andriana Holubka 8 месяцев назад

    Really talented girl and one really tough audience.
    Liked the speech a lot though and enjoyed the jokes too, nice job :)

  • bharat gaikwad
    bharat gaikwad 8 месяцев назад

    End to Procrastination Algo:
    1. Set the goal
    2. Be Positive
    3. Acknowledge and reflect on feelings
    4. Feel Grateful
    5. Record
    talk greatly delivered, problem analysed in depth, good solution proposed.
    Thanks a lot.
    From a chronic procrastinator.

  • Chaga Dundev
    Chaga Dundev 9 месяцев назад

    cant believe that im procrastinating on my assignments watching this video

  • Prashant Kaul
    Prashant Kaul 9 месяцев назад

    This is awesome - 'if I avoid work it will bring stress and anxiety' nailed it.

  • Fernando Arzola
    Fernando Arzola 9 месяцев назад

    publico de mierda, aplaudan invalidos culiaos

  • Jayasre Leelamma
    Jayasre Leelamma 9 месяцев назад

    12 is pm

  • Anna Elizabeth Laube
    Anna Elizabeth Laube 9 месяцев назад

    This is amazing! Thoughtful and practical advice and so well-delivered. Looking forward to implementing the Mmmmm method and have a feeling it's going to be very helpful. Can't wait to hear more solutions from Archana in the future, surely there will be many more!

  • Sunny shah
    Sunny shah 10 месяцев назад

    The quote from Bhagavad Gita she is referring to is
    "Karam kar, fal ki chinta mat kar"
    basically, "Do karma, don't worry about the fruits"
    Karma = Action
    Just do what you need to do, and stop worrying about what rewards (fruits) the task will bring you

  • M7MD
    M7MD 10 месяцев назад

    Thanks God.
    Those audience were alive, they clapped! 😂💔
    You're beautiful and talented keep it up girl!

  • Victor
    Victor 10 месяцев назад

    Reeeeeeeeally helpful, thanks a lot!!

  • Kenny McCormic
    Kenny McCormic 10 месяцев назад

    Oh, girl! You’ve made my day! God bless you!

  • Ganga Gangsta
    Ganga Gangsta 10 месяцев назад

    1. Set a goal
    2. Be positive
    3. Acknowledge and reflect on my feelings
    4. Feel grateful
    5. Record what happens

  • Kwyat Man
    Kwyat Man 11 месяцев назад

    I understand why the crowd was quiet... Her image (she doesn't look "dominant" enough for A-type personalities), her commercial-like delivery, and it took her 7+ minutes to get to the good stuff.
    It's an AWESOME VIDEO, so thank god it was taped for those who appreciate it.

    • Katelyn L
      Katelyn L 7 месяцев назад

      she slayed at her high school: #4 in her class and off to Texas A&M . very articulate and I agree with your comment

  • sushma yadav
    sushma yadav 11 месяцев назад

    Wow kya speaking skills hai great

  • Noureldin Khalil
    Noureldin Khalil 11 месяцев назад

    im procrastinating by watching this video

  • H D
    H D 11 месяцев назад

    Thank you

  • Life from this corner
    Life from this corner 11 месяцев назад

    Beautiful talk

  • Marbie Downen
    Marbie Downen 11 месяцев назад

    This is like more of a declamation or theatrical speech than a talk -- probably why the crowd zombied.

  • Alex
    Alex 11 месяцев назад

    One world " wow 😯" 👏👏👏

  • Don loKIOso
    Don loKIOso 11 месяцев назад +2

    That's actually pretty cool!!!

  • Ajay manthri
    Ajay manthri 11 месяцев назад

    She s here to showoff her Daimond necklace n her status

  • Ajay manthri
    Ajay manthri 11 месяцев назад

    Wasted my 16mins

  • Bingko Subu
    Bingko Subu 11 месяцев назад

    One of the worst Ted talk. Why do indians always talk this way? bit cringy. Watch humanoid Sophia in India and see how the host speaks.

  • V S S
    V S S Год назад

    Thank you!! Murthy, you are an excellent speaker🙏 Being a chronic procrastinator I have gone and am going through the dread of deadlines. I just can't get myself to work.

  • Patrick Holmes
    Patrick Holmes Год назад

    This is an excellent talk. Congratulations, Archana! You speak very well and your ideas are original, wise, insightful, and intelligent. Just ignore the negative comments on here. Haters will be haters. They cannot stand excellence in other people, especially from a woman of color. You have a very bright future ahead of you. Keep aiming high.

  • D K
    D K Год назад

    I agree! Procrastination by Emma Hayes on Amazon

  • Kathleen  Higgins
    Kathleen Higgins Год назад

    Good job!

  • Senthil Kumar
    Senthil Kumar Год назад

    excellent one...

  • blissful fragrance
    blissful fragrance Год назад +1

    Hands down the best Ted Talk I've seen👏

  • detsb
    detsb Год назад

    Good advice. I've never heard it put that way,""

  • shima swathy
    shima swathy Год назад

    She is not having eye contact with the audience.she must have memorised the whole speech.the audience could feel it.

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  • CsMamta Mitali
    CsMamta Mitali Год назад +1

    I loved her!!

  • Naughty Naj Different world
    Naughty Naj Different world Год назад

    Thank so much

  • Nick G
    Nick G Год назад

    That was great. anyone here overcome chronic procrastination?

  • Uday mankena
    Uday mankena Год назад

    Great Speech.....thanks so much for sharing your experience and the mmmmm method. Very inspiring to see you devise solutions to your problems and them working out well in practice.

  • himanshu sikriwal
    himanshu sikriwal Год назад

    crowd seems jealous of her expressions

  • Cesar Hernandez
    Cesar Hernandez Год назад

    Thank you!

  • Liza D
    Liza D Год назад

    U changed my life...archana mam...i hv no word to describe

  • deepak chowdary
    deepak chowdary Год назад

    damn she should do a talk about how to deliver a ted talk

  • POW Podcast
    POW Podcast Год назад

    Excellent TedTalk, thanks for sharing. We love all tips to fight against Procrastination!

  • Vincent Pellegrino
    Vincent Pellegrino Год назад

    Well done.

  • Fatima Chowdhry
    Fatima Chowdhry Год назад +1

    dude cut down the intro ...too long

  • Kavitha Naik Maly
    Kavitha Naik Maly Год назад

    excellet talk. The young girl has realized such a precious knowledge early. Great point.very good speaker!

  • sooltube
    sooltube Год назад +1

    Speach very well structured. Set the speed to 0,75 makes it easier to swallow!

  • Jay Guntastic
    Jay Guntastic Год назад

    I'm procrastinating sleeping watching this video

  • Mustafa Ravda
    Mustafa Ravda Год назад

    Inspite of getting no reaction or response from the audience she continued with the same energy and smile. Mad respect for her. Bravo to you girl.

  • Justin Gilbert
    Justin Gilbert Год назад

    Too long to get to any points.....procrastination.... Sorry...Next....

  • joshua bowman
    joshua bowman Год назад

    Thank you! What a wonderful contribution!