Our GoalFriend Reba, recently lost one of her best friends, Ted. While writing a note for his memorial service “The TED imperatives” came up in a blog she follows. We are posting these words to live by in memory of Ted.
In that order…
If all you can do is repeat cocktail party banalities about yourself, don’t come.
If all you’re hoping for is to get more than you give, the annual event is not worth your time.
If you’re not confident enough to share what you’re afraid of and what’s not working, you’re cheating yourself (and us).
These aren’t just principles for TED, of course. They’re valid guidelines for any time you choose to stop hiding and step out into the world.
It would be fabulous if people who were willing to commit to these four simple ideas had a special hat or a pin they could wear. Then we wouldn’t have to waste our time while looking for those who care about their work and those around them.
“He would have loved this. I think he sent it to me to share.” – Reba Green