Although I haven’t seen it in over two years, this TED Talk has been on my mind the past few days. That means it’s time to take another look.
Elizabeth Gilbert is a writer, most famously known for Eat, Pray, Love. She quips early in the talk that it’s quite possible her greatest success is behind her. Even so, she was born to write, and she wants to keep writing.
Creative minds beset with the pressure to create and achieve outward measures of success are at times overwhelmed or downright tortured. Sometimes to the point of being unable to continue with their work. In the darkest cases, they are unable to continue living at all.
Said Elizabeth, “I would prefer to keep doing this work that I love. And so, the question becomes, how?”
Her TED Talk is the story of the answer.