"Don't manage time, manage focus" | Savinda Ranathunga | TEDxThammasatU

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  • Published on Jun 15, 2017
  • He believed that the most important days in his life, the day you were born and the day you find your true purpose. And that purposes is to make the world a better place by helping them achieve their dreams and discover their true potentials.
    Over the past 8 years, he has supported establishing few social enterprises and startups in both Sri Lanka and Vietnam. He has worked as a lecturer on the subjects of business mathematics, management accountants, economics and Buddhism. He was the regional operations director for operations at AIESEC. Currently, he works as a youth empowerment consultant at UNDP Asia and the Pacific regional office and coordinates various programs with UNEP, UNESCO, UNESCAP, UNICEF, UN-Women and ADB. As the program manager of Asia Pacific Youth Exchange, he supported engaging over 200 youth to communities in Thailand. He is truly passionate and advocate for empowering youth for sustainable development.

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

Comments • 52

  • J L
    J L 2 days ago

    Love this guy! :-)

  • Christina Eder
    Christina Eder 25 days ago

    What a treasure!! He balances real world living and gradually adds layers of value in tangible ways. Amazing find simply by searching You Tube's Ted Talk about Prioritizing Quality over Quantity. Thank you! Christina, Oak Ridge, TN

  • Chavan Uday
    Chavan Uday 25 days ago +1

    Happy New Year

  • Julius Chike
    Julius Chike 2 months ago +1

    Thank you 🙏🏾

  • Brian Samphs
    Brian Samphs 5 months ago

    I hope one of his New Year's resolutions after this video was to take English classes.

    • Leonor Amaya
      Leonor Amaya 4 months ago +1

      Brian Samphs Maybe your new year resolution should be to see the bigger picture in the meaning people are trying to portray rather than focusing on criticism

  • Marcus Callender
    Marcus Callender 6 months ago

    Thank you for the content

  • Victor Kelley
    Victor Kelley 7 months ago +2

    The taik is real but a little confuscing to me

  • Udara Perera
    Udara Perera 7 months ago

    Good Talk!

  • deepak chaudhari
    deepak chaudhari 8 months ago +4

    Such a studpid Tedx speaker.

  • Gershom-ology
    Gershom-ology 8 months ago +9

    this is the most unfocused video on focus i've ever seen lol

  • Michelle Wambura
    Michelle Wambura 9 months ago

    Thank you. Very productive video....I'll plan on taking baby steps towards the place I wish to be in.

  • Munib Mirza
    Munib Mirza 11 months ago

    tbh you have to have a little OCD to make a spread sheet of your daily doings this way. hats off !

  • sunil CS kadam
    sunil CS kadam 11 months ago

    Thanks

  • Jonathan Fetzer
    Jonathan Fetzer Year ago

    Does anyone know what his tracker software is called? Or where to find it? Is it available? Or other tracker suggestions for game of vacation of life?

  • B Narayana murthy

    Good

  • Viral Parekh
    Viral Parekh Year ago

    This is just absolutely all over the place ... it's Incoherent! Not to discourage but a total of waste of time and there is no clear message. Clarity of thought is missing.

    • Leonor Amaya
      Leonor Amaya 4 months ago

      Said the person whose name is Viral...that seems incoherent

  • mohisen Al mohisen

    Mange focus
    Nice one

  • chetali jadhav
    chetali jadhav Year ago +3

    No connection between title n his talk

  • Dasari ravi kumar
    Dasari ravi kumar Year ago +1

    His way and accent of speaking is like singing a song.

  • JANGRAIZ KHAN Afridi

    What a rubbish

  • Tapas Majumdar
    Tapas Majumdar Year ago

    Awesome Talk Savinda. Is the sample of excel sheet, that is shown in this video, available somewhere or shared? Please pass on if it's publically available.

  • PANIO BHEEL
    PANIO BHEEL Year ago +3

    This Ted talk is just like my life......Disorganised yet moving

  • uma vathy
    uma vathy Year ago

    great speech

  • Rasheed Abdellah
    Rasheed Abdellah Year ago +1

    This is the worst Ted talk I've ever seen. I just wasted 15min and I feel dummer than when I started

  • SHUBHAM MISHRA
    SHUBHAM MISHRA Year ago +2

    Thank-you.......I am struck by your humbleness....

  • Phoenix One
    Phoenix One Year ago

    I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE WON'T BE ABLE TO FIGURE OUT THIS SIMPLE CONCEPT, WHICH IS REALLY THE REAL MEANING OF ALL, YES ALL OF THE CONCEPTS IN THIS MOTIVATIONAL PRESENTATIONS, EMPOWERING OF ONE SELF, LEARNED BEHAVIOR, FOCUS, TIME MANAGEMENT, ACHIEVING SUCCESS, ETC... THIS SIMPLE CONCEPT THAT SIMPLIFIES ALL OF THE ABOVE IN NINE WORDS AND CHANGES OUR LIVES AND HELP US ACHIEVE THE MOST THAT THIS GIVEN LIFE-EXPERIENCE THAT WE LIVE IS THIS:
    "THE POINT OF POWER IS IN THE PRESENT MOMENT" SO FORGET THE PAST, JUST USE IT AS FEEDBACK OF WHAT WAS DONE AND DON'T LOOK AT IT AS A MISTAKE BUT AS A SPRINGBOARD FOR THE EXPERIENCES LEARNED THAT HAS SHAPED YOUR LIFE INTO WHAT YOU ARE TODAY, NOT AS A WASTE OF TIME BUT AS ACCUMULATED KNOWLEDGE YOU CAN USE TO COMPARE YOUR POSITION IN THE PRESENT. ALSO, FORGET THE FUTURE WHICH DOESN'T EXIST YET, IT WILL ONLY BE WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT BY FOCUSING IN "THE PRESENT MOMENT" AND EMPOWER YOURSELVES.

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    bilal rather Year ago

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  • nano warno
    nano warno Year ago

    interesting

  • Ignited Minds
    Ignited Minds Year ago +1

    Good speech

  • Sunil Nair
    Sunil Nair Year ago +1

    Good video

  • Anuruddha Thuduwawaththa

    Good talk ! ☺️

  • Arunkumar Chellappan

    Great speech...

  • arcot karthik
    arcot karthik Year ago +17

    I am really sorry to say this and not to discourage u. This is the only videos till date in Tedex talks I did not understand anything.

    • The Truth
      The Truth 8 months ago +1

      If your sorry to say it, why say it at all?

    • Tyler Tyler
      Tyler Tyler Year ago +2

      arcot karthik Listen with your heart. Don't just hear it.

    • Dennis Fox
      Dennis Fox Year ago +9

      arcot karthik He said that every day is like the first of January. Make an plan for your life that works for you, and use a tool to monitor it daily to make sure you are putting the right focus on your goals. He also used some personal examples about what is important to him (finances, education, networking, and later entrepreneurship). Manage your focus, not your time.

  • Biology Believers
    Biology Believers Year ago +2

    awesome video..really inspire me👍👍👍

  • Ofer Bar
    Ofer Bar Year ago +5

    Beautiful message to take home. Thank you!

  • butn0tyet
    butn0tyet Year ago +1

    Hey! This works

  • K A Anushka Madusanka

    Great talk.

  • SHASHI RANJAN
    SHASHI RANJAN Year ago +4

    SO GOOD...

  • Geno
    Geno Year ago +8

    achieve SUCKsess!!

  • Vikas thakur
    Vikas thakur Year ago +2

    great effort

  • Jay Em
    Jay Em Year ago +8

    Thanks Savinda. Decide and you will define your goals eventually. Track your progress no matter. With self talk and integrity this way it helps you manage your focus on your goals. With self-discipline towards achieving your goals rewarding yourself of every tiny bit of success. You will real your goals. I know I mentioned goals many times.

  • Padma Chopparapu
    Padma Chopparapu Year ago +5

    Excellent Speech. Simple but powerful.

  • Kanchan Randev
    Kanchan Randev Year ago +5

    My favorite

  • Taiba Hamid
    Taiba Hamid Year ago +1

    Nice

  • Nishant Jakhad
    Nishant Jakhad Year ago +22

    Humble. Honest . Real .