The skill of self confidence | Dr. Ivan Joseph | TEDxRyersonU

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    As the Athletic Director and head coach of the Varsity Soccer team at Ryerson University, Dr. Joseph is often asked what skills he is searching for as a recruiter: is it speed? Strength? Agility? In Dr. Joseph's TEDx Talk, he explores self confidence and how it is not just the most important skill in athletics, but in our lives.

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  • Stacy Rosman
    Stacy Rosman Day ago


  • Stacy Rosman
    Stacy Rosman Day ago

    People just don’t know, bringing out the awareness like you are is a gift.

  • Stacy Rosman
    Stacy Rosman Day ago

    Right on!

  • Stacy Rosman
    Stacy Rosman Day ago

    Tenacity, determination, motivation, and inspiration. Put those blinders on and just keep going forward. Fearless, and limitless living in a state of gratitude always. I don’t ever give up. I believe in magic and dreams do come true. Reach for the stars and shoot for the moon. Positive positive positive you must have a positive attitude. Our thoughts and our believes become our reality. So why not be positive we have a choice. I choose positive all the time. Fabulous speech Thank you so much

  • Dark Ice
    Dark Ice 4 days ago

    Why did the people who "invented" college not go to college? It's a scam for most part...unless maybe you go to trade school. Hands on learning.

  • Pedro Costa
    Pedro Costa 4 days ago +2

    Thanks quarantine, because of you I'm watching a lot of TEDx Talks :D

    • Aleksandar M.
      Aleksandar M. 3 days ago +1

      Ajagahahahahaha same here! Imagining myself after quarantine I'll be unstoppable 😂

  • Jewel Stalcup
    Jewel Stalcup 4 days ago

    Pressure builds diamonds! 💡

  • Likerholicz
    Likerholicz 4 days ago

    Funny how the universe works. Ivan (not this Ivan lol) is my ex’s new boyfriend. When she left me for him my ego got crushed. I been dreaming of a career in music for almost a decade now. I’ve helped people make their dreams come true but I never actually did anything for myself. No matter how talented I’ve been told I was. I just never put in the work. The odds are stacked in my favor and still I was not able to do it. This ted talk helped me come to that realization. I will make it.

  • Kassandra Montgomery

    Your first example proves your point. Edison didn't invent the light bulb. He was rich and employed scientists to do that and then took the credit for it by patenting it. “It takes a thousand men to invent a telegraph, or a steam engine, or a phonograph, or a photograph, or a telephone or any other important thing-and the last man gets the credit and we forget the others. He added his little mite - that is all he did. These object lessons should teach us that ninety-nine parts of all things that proceed from the intellect are plagiarisms, pure and simple; and the lesson ought to make us modest. But nothing can do that.” Mark Twain.

  • Quotable Moments
    Quotable Moments 5 days ago

    I come back and listen to this often

  • Motivated Life
    Motivated Life 6 days ago

    I love their talks

  • Eleni Rouka
    Eleni Rouka 7 days ago

    I watch this video just to feel that someone cares me after a talk with my mother

  • Mister Maniac
    Mister Maniac 10 days ago

    Hold on..which video he was talking about? 3:57

  • rijosama
    rijosama 10 days ago +2

    In 2020: everyone = over confidence.

    • Likerholicz
      Likerholicz 4 days ago

      rijosama it’s false confidence.

  • calirock90210
    calirock90210 11 days ago

    Thank you Dr. Ivan Joseph. Great Video. Made my day! Will be trying my best to implement topics discussed in the video. God Bless! 🙏🏻

    JOHNNY CRYO 12 days ago

    The most View Ted Talk ...

  • harrison Holt
    harrison Holt 13 days ago +3

    The Lance Armstrong quote didn’t age well did it

  • Zahed Ahmed
    Zahed Ahmed 13 days ago

    good lecture sir

  • maulida ayu mardana
    maulida ayu mardana 14 days ago

    Whoever is reading this.....
    You are strong person. You are loved
    You are important. You are going to be successfull. Its ok to be not perfect
    But you must be work hard to show the best version of yourself. You are not alone in living your life process, there will always be love and love from God without you knowing in every breath God loves you even more than you understand. You only need a little of your time to understand this to get back to running after your goal of regaining your dream
    I pray that I hope your steps will be easier. calm your heart. able your soul to face all the tests of God. May God continue to bestow sustained fortune on you. I hope your happiness is easy.
    I love strong souls like you😍😘🤗

  • Manisha Dhumal
    Manisha Dhumal 15 days ago

    Love the speech Sir👍🏻

  • Frannie EL
    Frannie EL 15 days ago

    Ted talks just shrink a good amount of knowledge into easy, quick and effective packets for everyone to consume and change their lives, it's just phenomenal. Keep up the great work!

  • J-UK21
    J-UK21 15 days ago

    Reminds me of denzel Washington

  • Niko S.
    Niko S. 17 days ago

    The program he talks about in 4:40 is a really big problem

  • Kirti Kairon
    Kirti Kairon 17 days ago

    best speech i have ever listened . thanks sir , pls upload more guidance videos.

  • Fail Funny Fart
    Fail Funny Fart 18 days ago

    Basically replace negative self talk with positive and you become winner

  • Mustafa Moiz
    Mustafa Moiz 19 days ago

    Hello Denzel...

  • AL SABRI Nasser
    AL SABRI Nasser 19 days ago

    you minimize Mohamed Ali and therefore you are frowned upon because of your bad words

  • lovepreet kaur
    lovepreet kaur 19 days ago

    Best ever motivational video

  • Taj Overton
    Taj Overton 19 days ago

    Are we moving towards a time where confidence only matters on a platform? Being confident at home only counts in the bedroom with your significant other.

  • Feather Light210
    Feather Light210 20 days ago +1

    That last sentence is wow. It's time for me to change and this is the perfect starting point

  • DayTona
    DayTona 20 days ago +1

    Is it me or do I hear a little denzel washington when he speaks?🤣

  • Глеб Шитин
    Глеб Шитин 21 day ago

    Thank you so much! I watch this time to time when I feel desperate. It really helps and makes to believe in myself. I'm genuinely grateful for this motivating speech.

  • Nomi pashay
    Nomi pashay 21 day ago

    10:00 >>💯

  • Rav Kaur
    Rav Kaur 23 days ago

    One of my favourite Ted Talks!

  • nalimoon _
    nalimoon _ 23 days ago +1

    I want to found a person who want to have a conversation with me on social media for improving English skills
    If u don’t mind,text me pls:3

    • nalimoon _
      nalimoon _ 22 days ago

      Danny Figueroa __sufle_(with purple zippers)

    • Danny Figueroa
      Danny Figueroa 22 days ago

      nalimoon _ Instagram! What is yours?

    • nalimoon _
      nalimoon _ 22 days ago

      Danny Figueroa where we can chat?
      I’ve hard an instagram or maybe telegram

    • Danny Figueroa
      Danny Figueroa 22 days ago

      nalimoon _ lets do it !

  • LlL TV
    LlL TV 23 days ago

    I am gonna be billionaire from nepal
    Iam coming back

  • Salim Rahim
    Salim Rahim 23 days ago

    Excellent efforts

  • Shafi Sediqi
    Shafi Sediqi 24 days ago

    Ok wait dies he mean that football that those americans call it football or the European football

  • Alice R.
    Alice R. 24 days ago

    This man is the great speaker

  • J-H P
    J-H P 24 days ago

    After one minute, I couldn't get over him saying "soccer" instead of football. I'm sure it's my loss, but I just can't.
    Ps: If he really loved the sport, he would call it football.

  • Degoli Abdella
    Degoli Abdella 25 days ago

    Just wow

  • Kels Acosta
    Kels Acosta 25 days ago

    Great speech and the information you touched on was extremely valuable!! thank you 🙏

  • Cia
    Cia 26 days ago

    The thing is my parents see most of my mistakes and that makes me doubt myself.

  • Hiển Đăng
    Hiển Đăng 26 days ago

    Can someone summarize what he's saying cuz i not good at english

  • Dimmysimmy123
    Dimmysimmy123 26 days ago +1

    Nice moustache bro

  • garvit shivran
    garvit shivran 27 days ago

    I'm the bone of my sword

  • Sono Da Plug
    Sono Da Plug 27 days ago

    Muhammad Ali always says I am the Greatest.
    "If you didn't say that to yourself, who else gone tell you"

  • Parth Vaidya
    Parth Vaidya 28 days ago

    Way to go Doctor!

  • Akbar Ali Muhammad
    Akbar Ali Muhammad 28 days ago

    Assalamalikum they are just talker, only talkers, life is practice,.

  • sajid hussain
    sajid hussain 28 days ago

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  • はぴ
    はぴ 28 days ago


  • Mobile Legend
    Mobile Legend 28 days ago

    Inspired than any proffesor

  • rajneesh rawat
    rajneesh rawat Month ago +1

    What an astonishing speech it shook me from my bottom of my heart thank you for awakening the real power of a human being and repetitions is the only way of confidence no short-cut can be effective for seld confidence.

  • S J
    S J Month ago +1

    When Ted Talks and Ted-Ed has given you more knowledge than school and college ever could

  • Emo Bhai
    Emo Bhai Month ago

    Persistence and repition

  • Patrick Kimera
    Patrick Kimera Month ago

    Johnny... Hmm?🤣

  • Diwash Karki
    Diwash Karki Month ago

    What's the video he's talking about?

  • Ryan Maxwell
    Ryan Maxwell Month ago +3

    “Catch them while they are good” so true, we do it with dogs, don’t we?, dogs are very rarely sad, so why don’t we do it with humans?, why don’t we reward humans if they do something good?

  • Sαiŋтessα
    Sαiŋтessα Month ago

    The ship is the soul

  • Keenan
    Keenan Month ago

    Hats off to him:)

  • Lungto
    Lungto Month ago

    wish you could tell 10:00 to all the parents in the world.

  • Ahsan Aslam
    Ahsan Aslam Month ago +1

    No one will believe in you unless you do..

  • Susan Sawe Koech
    Susan Sawe Koech Month ago +3

    Repetition is key.
    I repeatedly told myself that I was not good enough for 20 years and my confidence was reduced to 0
    But now i am repeatedly telling myself i am good enough. Its working.

    • Mindset Theory
      Mindset Theory Month ago +1

      Affirmations worked for me too to start building confidence and I'm still doing it to this day!

  • Amandeep Singh
    Amandeep Singh Month ago

    At 12:36 his confidence is like Johny Bravo

  • Rahul Dange
    Rahul Dange Month ago +1

    Great !

  • まめまめた
    まめまめた Month ago +3

    見てよかったわ、thank you from Japan

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  • Pakorn L.
    Pakorn L. Month ago

    Fastesr way to gain confidence is speak of fast lol

  • Giulia Picciola
    Giulia Picciola Month ago

    That's anti-stressful

  • Tony Myers
    Tony Myers Month ago

    Great talk Joseph.

    MÒHAMED ÀBDI Month ago

    Allen Iverson
    practice practice practice practice

  • Francisco Blanco
    Francisco Blanco Month ago

    This is the kind of video you want to add to your playlist. Confidence is a skill. Don’t let yourself belief that you can’t do something because 9/10 you can, but you will need to be persistent and maintain that positive frame of mind. Thanks for that reminder!

  • Carol Alcántara
    Carol Alcántara Month ago

    I really enjoyed this Ted talk he is very funny but also gives many personal stories and explains how he did what he did and why.

  • Mayaleen Rashani
    Mayaleen Rashani Month ago

    His voice sounds just like Denzel Washinton 😅

  • pinkjenStewart
    pinkjenStewart Month ago

    You are great!!

  • walt porter
    walt porter Month ago

    Excellent Ted Talk 👍

  • s m
    s m Month ago

    every one believes in me. my family, my friends . the problem is that i still cannot believe myself. I dont have the confidence of being best instead of having good average. I'm talking specifically in studying and works. any suugestions ?

  • Bhargav Joshi
    Bhargav Joshi Month ago

    which video is he talking about at 12:50? Can anyone share the link?

  • Vinod Sharma
    Vinod Sharma Month ago

    I have downloaded this video to repeat listening.
    Repetition.... Repetition....