Full text of life coach Anthony Cheam’s talk on You 2.0 – What it REALLY Takes to Be the Best Version of Yourself at TEDxChathamKent event.
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Anthony Cheam – Life coach
Listen I’ve been watching TEDx conferences for years now — and what I love about the TEDx conferences is the fact that they make it available to the globe – the global opportunity, the global culture. And it says to me that human evolution – it’s certainly moving in the right direction.
And so I thank you for having me here today. I’m honored and privileged.
So I have one question for you. How many people, by a show of hands, own or have used a computer, tablet or phone?
Wow! That’s all of you, right!
Now, how many people in here have ever had the message on the computer tablet or phone – the following: the message is – ‘A new version of your software is available for download’ ‘Would version 2.0… would you like to download?’
Now who in here has ever had that message, by show of hands? Yes.
Now how many people have actually ignored that message – said ‘No’ to it, or just completes it. ‘Nah, I’m not going to do it, I’m too busy!’ right.
I have too.
What happens if you continuously ignore that message over time – weeks, days, months, perhaps. Your computer begins to slow down, and it doesn’t run as effectively and as efficiently as you want it to and as it is intended to run.
The point being is this: in the case of antivirus software which in today’s advanced technological world, it is updating on its own without you having to do anything.
Now imagine for a second, you actually had to update your software every second into your antivirus software! If you continuously ignored that message, what would happen? Viruses would take your computer, slow it down, corrupt it, and eventually, the worst-case scenario it would crash.
Who in here has ever had their computer crashed on them all of a sudden? I have.
Who likes that, right? Nobody likes that, of course, not.
Now what is the primary intent of an update or upgrading your software? So it does the complete opposite, right. So it fixes all the bugs, so it fixes all the errors, so it updates your operating system, so your operating system can run that much more smoothly, productively and effectively.
Ladies and gentlemen, I have just given you one of the greatest metaphors for life, itself!
How many times in here has life presented us with a challenge, a problem, opportunity, a struggle or any form of adversity today and life presents us on the screen of our mind, of our life. And it says: a new version of you… You 2.0 is available to you, right now. Would you like to download it now?
- Yes or no?
- OK or cancel?
- Download it now or later?
Now what happens if we turn away from that message? Then we begin to slow down and a whole host of viruses – mind and live viruses show up plaguing our body, minds and spirit and our hearts in the form of phobias, addictions, fears, anxieties, physical dis-ease shows up! And we wonder why.
Now what is the primary intent of having an update or upgrade like that in our life?
What is the primary intent of that?
And the intent is this — so you can work faster, stronger, more efficiently, be wiser, more intellectually sound, and ultimately, at the end of the day — these challenges that show up are to prepare us for the next challenges in life.