5 Best Mental Strength TED Talks

Becoming mentally stronger is essential if you want to succeed in life and these awesome TED talks can help you start that process.

You can watch and learn from them in just a few short minutes a day and develop your mental toughness as you do.


The Secret Of Becoming Mentally Strong by Amy Morin

Amy is a celebrity of sorts as well as licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist. Most of her professional work involves providing counseling services to adults and children. 

She is also the author of “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do” which is one of our favorite books on mental toughness

This speech addresses the idea that we all have the ability to improve our mental strength but that most of us simply don’t know how. 

In particular, she looks at exercises you can carry out to help improve your mental strength to its greatest potential. 


The Value Of Mental Toughness by Shakinar Mutulili

Shakinar is a passionate believer in mental toughness and, in particular, how a rigorous mind can be used to pursue justice and fairness in life. 

We like that she can tie the concept of mental toughness to some specific social and environmental justice issues and show the benefits of such an approach.

She says the number one contributor to success is “mental toughness” because life is not easy and we couldn’t agree more. 


Mental Strength – Armin Kavehian

You know that Armin gets mental strength, it’s what lets him get on stage and deliver a TedTalk at the tender age of 17!

Here he explores the links between mental strength and mental health and he is certain that it’s something that we all struggle with in our lives. 

Then he looks at ways that we can deal with our day-to-day struggles in a way that lets us master them rather than them mastering us. 

HIs passion and enthusiasm come through clearly and we were really impressed by the way that this visionary young man has been looking for his own solutions in life. 


Mental Toughness: The One Thing That Will Change Everything by Penny Mallory

Penny is the only woman in the world to have been a World Rally Car competitor for Ford in the World Rally Championship.

She wanted to drive a rally car ever since she was young, but life got away from her and as a teenager she ran away from home and then slept on the streets of London for 3 years!

It was her ability to look within her and seize on her chance to develop mental toughness that she attributes her success to.

Here, she explains her mental toughness formula, the same one she’s paid to teach in organizations and businesses around the country to help others develop their mental strength. 


The Mental Strength Of An NFL Hopeful, Now Thriving As A Paraplegic by Timothy Alexander

If you think life’s thrown you into some difficult situations, wait until you meet Timothy Alexander.

He was going to be an NFL star and was a huge contributor to college ball and then he got into a car accident and it left him paralysed from the neck down.

He would never walk again and his bright career in professional sports was over before iit had become. 

He says that he started to develop mental toughness when, during his recovery, he heard “we don’t need it to be easy, we just need it to be possible.”

Now? He’s the first parpalegic in history to get a full ride football scholarship! This story is incredible. Don’t miss it.


Final Thoughts On The Best Mental Strength TED Talks

It’s not easy becoming mentally stronger but as Timothy Alexander reminds us, it doesn’t have to be easy, it just needs to be possible and with these TedTalks that’s what you’ve got – the possibility to become mentally stronger.

You just need to make it a reality.

If you want some additional help, you may also appreciate these excellent mental strength podcasts

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