All Parents Should Read This Letter From A High School Principal

When kids pour their efforts and talents into schoolwork, yet still receive a less than perfect grade, it can feel like a part of themselves has been rejected–marked as not good enough. This feeling can sink in, take hold, and have long-lasting effects on self-confidence. Lower self-confidence leads to lower achievement, leading to negative consequences that just multiply and effect all of us.  

Because educational institutions, with their grade policies and standards, have been in place for so long, we sometimes accept the status quo without being aware of these ramifications. This video reveals a refreshing perspective we don’t often hear.

Watch as Jay shetty reads this letter to parents written by a principal in Singapore. The letter reminds parents that we all have different interests and strengths, and poor school grades won’t take away their children’s dreams. It reminds parents to react to all grades with love and without judgement.

Watch and share this video to support the youth and their growth of individual talent!

Don't limit a child's potential

Don't limit a child's potential! Please share this!

Posted by Jay Shetty on Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Fail Like A Child

As little kids, we haven’t had the time or the brain power to intellectualize our world, to develop false ideas about our capabilities. In this video, Jay Shetty recreates a conversation he had with a new father. They observe the child and recall that all of us learned to walk by falling over and over again. But we always got back up and tried again. We didn’t even think about it or get discouraged and think “this is too hard.” We just got back up and, after a while, we all became expert walkers.

Just because we are older does not mean we have to impose limitations and feel irreversibly crushed when we fail. Tapping into our younger selves can help us readopt the mentality of blind persistence. Of course we are going to fail. It’s part of succeeding!

Check out this impactful conversation about failing like a child. Share this post to remind others that we’ve all been persistent since the beginning and don’t have to stop now.

A Lesson About Failure from a Child

We can learn so much from children. This is based on a real life conversation. Share this with a friend who is having a tough time! Thanks Jay Shetty

Posted by Uplifting Content – Because The World Needs More Of It on Saturday, May 20, 2017

Before You Break Up, Watch This

When people fall in love and form a commitment, a two-way street of love and communication opens between them. The catch is that everyone receives and gives love differently. And when people’s styles differ, this two-way street can be more like two parallel one-way streets–never meeting, and always shrouded in mystery and frustration.

Take the couple in this video, for example. Each tries to show the other affection, yet each feels unattended to. Without communicating or understanding each other’s love languages, they will persistently feel like the other person isn’t interested (which really isn’t true!). All kinds of anxiety and resentment and wondering ensue.

Once he figures out that she just wants time and supportive words and once she learns that he just wants physical tokens of appreciation, they can finally express their love in a way that is received.

So before you jump to conclusions, communicate with and explore each other and you’ll hopefully find yourself on the same, blissful street.

The inspiration for the video comes from the book the 5 love languages.

Watch and share with other couples!

What Love Looks Like When it Works

Oh relationships. They can be a source of so many twisting and turning emotions. But we are attracted to love so much because of the potential for how it can feel and what it can be. Love can transform whole worlds. Two people coming together can create this feeling of wholeness, impenetrable by the daily worries that usually seem to take hold of us.

Then there’s the flipside: we’ve probably all felt the disappointment, the heartbreak, that comes within human relationships; however, especially if you’ve begun to lose hope, this video by Jason Silva, with it’s touching words and images, can restore your view of the power of loving relationships.  

Share the link to remind others too the way love can bring so much peace to the world!

LOVE TRAIN

“You're waiting for a train. A train that will take you far away. You know where you hope this train will take you, but you can't know for sure. Yet it doesn't matter.." Why? Because you'll be together.Thanks Jason Silva

Posted by Uplifting Content – Because The World Needs More Of It on Sunday, August 20, 2017

The Secret to Happiness? Spend Money on Experiences, Not Things

Happiness can seem like this elusive goal we all are trying to reach. That’s also kind of the issue: as long as we try to reach happiness as a goal, it will elude us. When we get to what we think will make us happy–the new job, the car, the house–we will soon find ourselves looking for the next possession to make us happy.

Jason Silva understands that possessions do not have enduring happy-making effects. Rather, it’s all the experiences along the way that enhance our life experience. Listen to him talk about his secret to happiness; it’s not really one of those secrets you have to keep, so feel free to share with others!

Experiences, Not Things

The Secret to Happiness? Spend Money on Experiences, Not ThingsThank you Jason Silva

Posted by Uplifting Content – Because The World Needs More Of It on Friday, June 23, 2017

What Is The Prescription For A Happy Life?

We have immense control over our mind, but sometimes it seems the other way around. Many of us live with a crippling anxiety, depression, or other mental discomforts that keep us from living happily and fully.

Jason Silva offers an interesting perspective on the human condition. He acknowledges that the common advice to live in the moment has merit, but adds a twist that takes evolution and balance into consideration. The video will give you new way of looking at our place in the world and hopefully inspire you to make those little shifts in your thinking to fine tune your mental space so you can live your best life.

Be sure to share the link with anyone who might be able to use a little change in perspective today!

LIVING IN THE MOMENT

WHAT IS THE PRESCRIPTION FOR A HAPPY LIFE?(Hint: a combination of living in the moment even when planning for the future) Please share this video.Thanks Jason Silva

Posted by Uplifting Content – Because The World Needs More Of It on Monday, August 21, 2017

Why Do We Travel?

Going to new, far off places can be exciting, scary, enlightening–so many things. Commonly, we think about traveling as a way to “get away,” relax, and have fun. Or to experience a new culture, see impressive works of art and architecture, try new food, meet new people.

But have you ever thought about the nuances of why we travel and what it does for us on a mental level? Jason Silva has some intriguing insight you may have never considered, about the psychological, metaphysical aspects of being in a brand new unfamiliar place. Hear his thoughts on what traveling does for us on a deeper level.

Share this video with anyone you know who loves traveling or even wants to but might need a little push.

WHY DO WE TRAVEL?Thanks Jason Silva

Posted by Uplifting Content – Because The World Needs More Of It on Friday, June 30, 2017

How To Get Through A Lull In Creativity

This video may be short, but there is a lot to see and some great advice on offer. Clear, unexpected, appealing, creative images and words deliver a strong message.

Have you ever looked at the creative work you’re doing and had this feeling that you are not doing your best work? Sometimes there’s that nagging doubt that reality is not measuring up to your vision, that your work just really isn’t that great at the moment. You may feel frustrated or even defeated.   

But, you’ll feel better after checking out this video. By the end, you’ll know what to do in those times of doubt. Do you know a creative that needs to hear this message? If so share this post!

Taraji Henson’s Advice On Making It Big

Acclaimed actress Taraji P. Henson cuts right to her point about success in this Goalcast video.   She references her humble beginnings, her detractors, and her defiant tenacity. She didn’t believe the people who told her she couldn’t get her diploma or have a successful career. And neither should you. She’s proof that perceived limitations are just that–perceived. Illusory. Not real.

Check out this quick yet powerful message for a push to keep your focus away from the odds and right on your dreams. It is up to nothing and no one but YOU.

Don’t forget to share the video if you like!  

Taraji P. Henson – Start With You

For anyone who needs some inspiration today…Thank you Goalcast for sharing this increidble speech by Taraji P. Henson

Posted by Uplifting Content – Because The World Needs More Of It on Sunday, May 28, 2017

A Woman Who Once Had Just $11.42 To Her Name Now Inspires Millions

Whether you’ve hit rock bottom or not, take just a couple minutes and listen to Lisa Nichols, an inspirational woman who bounced back from her own low point. She sits across from Steve Harvey on his show and articulately and passionately relates her story in a way that will draw you right in and make you want to become a better person for yourself, and for your loved ones.

At one terrifying point, she had nothing more than $11.42 and an eight-month-old son. She’s proof that even when there seems like no way out, there is always a way to be rescued. Lisa’s message to us is that she is her own rescue and we can be ours.

Watch and share the inspiration with others!

Lisa Nichols – Rescue Yourself

With her 8-month old son, Lisa Nichols only had $11.42 in the bank.

Posted by Goalcast on Monday, July 31, 2017