BY NAUSHERWAN AZİZ (MAN/I)
Last Wednesday, March 8, Bilkent International House (BIH) hosted a talk titled “How to Change Your Destiny.” Inspired by the work of Tony Robbins and his book “Awaken the Giant Within,” the talk took place in the Library Art Gallery. The speaker was BIH member Ziyad Hasanen, who in his presentation covered a wide array of topics, from identifying your life objectives to fulfilling your potential and making the decisions needed to get there.
The role of meditation and the importance of writing down your ambitions and making sacrifices in order to achieve your end goal were just a few of the important techniques and methods discussed; Ziyad noted that these tools were all aimed at maximizing your potential and enabling you to not only achieve but also keep on top of your long- and short-term goals. The talk appeared to captivate the audience throughout its duration, with many attendees clearly reflecting on how to incorporate the content of the speech into their own lives – especially with midterms right around the corner.
Following the presentation, attendees enjoyed some light refreshments, and several people approached the event’s organizing team to encourage them to make such talks a regular feature during the semester.