“Success”: Best Video-articles of 2014, by Inspired Track

Here’s our pick of the best speakers that helped us re-define Success in 2014. These talks never fail to inspire you, no matter how many times you view them!

Coach John Wooden

Coach John Wooden

John Wooden

According to Coach John Wooden, who trained basketball players at UCLA, we often tend to equate success with power, prestige and material possessions. But, while these may be best regarded as “accomplishments”, they may not be true indicators of success.

Watch Coach Wooden talk about the difference between winning and succeeding here.

J. K. Rowling

J. K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling

We’ve all experienced failure to some or the other extent in our lives. Even the most privileged of us cannot claim that life has been all hunky dory at all times. In her commencement address to the graduating students at Harvard University, J.K. Rowling, author of the phenomenally best selling Harry Potter books, talks about how to use failure to our advantage.

Watch J.K.Rowling’s Harvard Commencement speech here.

Arianna Huffington

Arianna HuffingtonSociety’s definition of success is usually limited to only two aspects – money and power. Arianna Huffington, Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post, equates this definition to a “two-legged stool” which may hold up for some time, but will ultimately topple over. Is there a reason why money does not bring happiness? Why high-flying lifestyles breed so many diseases and health problems? Why seemingly intelligent and successful people constantly make wrong decisions?

Watch Arianna Huffington speak at the 2013 Smith College Commencement here.

Achieving The Impossible - Diana Nyad

Achieving The Impossible – Diana Nyad

Diana Nyad

At the age of 64, after surviving some of the world’s most poisonous jellyfishes and without the aid of a shark cage, athlete Diana Nyad finally achieved her lifetime goal of becoming the first person to swim 100 miles (160 km) from Cuba to Florida. It was her fifth attempt.

Watch Diana Nyad share her experience in this famous TED talk.

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