Dr. Tali Sharot On How To Motivate Yourself

Some of us have a hard time figuring out what’s good for us — we might grapple with self-destructive behaviour, we might not have found our calling yet. Some of us understand what nourishes us, what makes us stronger — we just have trouble sticking to it. In this incredibly popular TED Talk, Dr. Tali Sharot breaks down how to motivate yourself.

This isn’t your average self-help video — this is a neuroscientist who knows her stuff and uses science to reveal the three crucial ingredients you need.

“Dr. Tali Sharot is a neuroscientist at University College London and the director of the Affective Brain Lab,” the description explains. “She is a faculty member of the department of Experimental Psychology, a Wellcome Trust Fellow, and currently a visiting Professor at Harvard Medical School. Her research focuses on how emotion, motivation, and social factors influence our expectations, decisions, and memories.”

If you’re going to listen to someone about how to get yourself moving, it might as well be an established neuroscientist. You can see the whole video here:



Whether you’re someone who chronically struggles with how to motivate yourself or you just need an extra boost from time to time, this video gives a remarkable insight into how our brains work. Now you just need to harvest that knowledge.