Full text of world champion surfer Layne Beachley’s talk: The Power of Self-Belief at TEDxStHildasSchool conference.
Best quote from this talk:
“Ultimately it’s choice, not chance, that determines our reality.”
Listen to the MP3 Audio here:
Layne Beachley – World champion surfer
Am I on? Yes, I’m on! Don’t fall asleep down there, okay girls. You look very comfortable.
So I’m thrilled to be here today, and I’m going to talk about the power of self belief.
So the most magnificent being you will ever be is YOU. And if you’re not going to take my word for it, then maybe take it from Dr. Seuss. Because today you are YOU; it’s truer than true. And there’s no one alive that’s more youer than YOU.
So if you were to open up your mind and believe in yourself a lot more, what would your world look like? If you believed you are magnificent, if you believed in your ability to overcome challenges and obstacles. If you believed in unlimited potential and possibility. And if you believed that you have the ability to shape and create your reality, what would your world look like?
And are you willing to step into that aspect of yourself? Are you willing to give yourself permission to be the best versions of you?
That photo on the screen behind me is the moment I claimed my 7th World Title. I had to step into believing to be the best version of myself. It’s the moment I actually stepped into the history books. I became the most successful female surfer of all time; permission to brag.