Here is the full text and summary of author Amy Morin’s talk: The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong at TEDxOcala conference.
Listen to the MP3 Audio here:
So, I have a Facebook friend whose life seems perfect. She lives in a gorgeous house. And she has a really rewarding career. And she and her family go on all these exciting adventures together on the weekends. And I swear that they must take a professional photographer along with them, because no matter where they go or what they do, the whole family just looks beautiful.
And she’s always posting about how blessed she is, and how grateful she is for the life that she has. And I get the feeling that she’s not just saying those things for the sake of Facebook, but she truly means it.
How many of you have a friend kind of like that? And how many of you kind of don’t like that person sometimes? We all do this, right? It’s hard not to do. But that way of thinking costs us something. And that’s what I want to talk to you about today — is what our bad habits cost us.
Maybe you’ve scrolled through your Facebook feed and you think, “So what if I roll my eyes? It’s just five seconds of my time. How could it be hurting me?”