Why you should have an unreasonable dream | Ian Windle | TEDxWoking

  • Published on Jan 19, 2019
  • Ian takes you on a journey out of your comfort zone, through your stretch zone to help you discover what our purpose is and why you need to have an unreasonable dream to help achieve it.

    Ian is a Leadership speaker, Business Coach, Facilitator and Consultant. He is an Accredited Leadership speaker with Vistage International (UK), has facilitated workshops, spoken at conferences and led leadership and change programmes across Europe, US and Asia. 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 • 22

  • Jonathan Richards
    Jonathan Richards 4 months ago

    Great talk Ian.

  • SkillWise
    SkillWise 4 months ago

    Fantastic, inspiring stuff - it reminds me how easy it is to forget to push myself.

  • Cindy Rampersaud
    Cindy Rampersaud 4 months ago

    Love this talk - stretching ourselves, outside our comfort zone. Also love that painting!

  • The Music Works
    The Music Works 5 months ago

    Here’s to unreasonable dreams - they can be costly but very well said Mr Windle - keep up the good work

  • Wonder Woman
    Wonder Woman 5 months ago

    I've done all this 7 to 8 years ago. Was always out of my comfort zone. But sorry, not everyone can be what they want to be. If it's music - it's a very tough industry. If it's theatre - it doesn't pay well. Let's face reality and get out of the clouds. We all compromise. That's the truth. Your talk is just that .... All talk.

    • Ian Windle - Inspiring Leadership
      Ian Windle - Inspiring Leadership 4 months ago +1

      Hi Wonder Woman. Sometimes we don't achieve our unreasonable dreams. Maybe they are too stretching, maybe you didn't put in the actions required, maybe something more important got in the way. When you don't achieve something, ask why? Don't be hard on yourself. Go again and consider what needs to change to make it work the second time around. Small steps, repeated get easier and bigger! Good luck!

    • Max Lantano
      Max Lantano 5 months ago

      The chance of winning might be slim but I rather try it and fail than look back later on asking myself why I never tried.

  • Richard Maybury's Attitude Solutions

    That's the way to do it! Great Ted Talk Ian.

  • L smith
    L smith 5 months ago +1

    Wow. This really spoke to me. Thank you.

  • heena puri
    heena puri 5 months ago +1

    This is what you call simple yet effective talk

  • Thought Provoked
    Thought Provoked 5 months ago +1

    Great talk Ian!

  • Descamps Etienne
    Descamps Etienne 5 months ago +2

    My dream is to become an AI researcher and develop a super AI, something that would be close to a living creature but with a far greater intelligence than us. Is it okay for me to have such an unreasonable (and possibly dangerous) dream ?

    • Wenhao huang
      Wenhao huang 5 months ago +1

      Elliot Lee Man you should be an inspirational speaker also

    • Elliot Lee
      Elliot Lee 5 months ago +2

      @Descamps Etienne So if more people say you are delusional vs fewer people, are you going to stop? If you are, then you're never convinced in your own dream anyway , isn't it, since it's very fragile to begin with? And if you are still going about it anyway, then, again, why bother asking? And why do you need someone else's opinion to be objective about your own state of reality. It's your OWN reality anyway, isn't it?

    • Descamps Etienne
      Descamps Etienne 5 months ago +1

      @Elliot Lee Well if lots of people say that I am and less say that I'm not, I'd start to consider being in the wrong. I like to hear other's opinion, even if I don't necessarily take it into account, knowing it exists helps me to be as objective as I can.

    • Elliot Lee
      Elliot Lee 5 months ago +2

      @Descamps Etienne Again, who is to determine if you are indeed delusional?