Ideas into Action

June 1, 2012 at 10:11 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

During the week on Facebook we have been posting ideas worth spreading from TED@Sydney last weekend. Ideas worth spreading is the theme of TED events that happen right around the world. The speakers from the event in Sydney were all participating in a Global Talent Search, auditioning to speak at the TED Conference in Long Beach, California in 2013. The theme for that conference is ‘The Young. The Wise. The Undiscovered.’ The examples we posted were inspiring to us for many different reasons but each contained an individuals authentic journey of connection and potential.

“If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform a million realities.”
― Maya Angelou

This quote from Maya Angelou is used in the attached TED Talk from Patti Dobrowolski at an event in America. It highlights the immense power that a single idea can effect. Ideas that we as humans have are sparked by many different experiences, interactions, our passions and dreams. It is then up to the individual or group to assess and alter their thoughts and actions to make a difference for themselves or others. This is the vital process, how do we transfer our ideas into action?

Patti Dobrowolski uses statistics to demonstrate the resistance to change that humans experience. She talks about the bold actions required over comfort that we must leave behind as we see it, believe it and then train the brain. The belief that our current situation doesn’t determine our future fuels the picture or road map for change, our lives can be filled with connection, purpose, freedom and love. This is where the individual is able to fill their picture with colour and emotion, getting inside it. Her three step process of see it, believe it, act on it requires reflection, belief and courage as you engage in positive daily thoughts and actions, moving you closer to your vision and dreams.

Our vision at Explore Discover Act is ‘A global village of informed connected and empowered individuals who believe deeply in their own potential and that of others. Individuals demonstrate respect for self, others and the environment, taking responsibility for their daily thoughts and actions.’ Each program that we plan and facilitate, and each communication through the various social media posts that we engage with, strive to continue our journey of potential, inspiring and challenging participants and readers. We believe strongly in turning ideas into action, by exploring the possibilities, discovering your potential and then acting authentically. This is the process that we incorporate into all that we do, using experiential learning in our programs, learning by doing with reflection, and providing for meaningful connection to action beyond the program, as well as using social media posts to engage in a shared journey of connection, through experiences, ideas, questions and awareness.

What ideas do you consider are worth spreading?

Here at Explore Discover Act we look forward to continuing to spread ideas and also providing meaningful connection to action. Go out and be the change that you wish to see in your own life and the amazing global village that we live in!

“Ideas are a dime a dozen. People who implement them are priceless.”

– Mary Kay Ash


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