Dr. Rachael Horner SPHHS MS ’09, recently spoke at TEDxABQ on: The Power of Quitting. Her message is that quitting can be a powerful tool in achieving success if we chose to use it.
TEDxABQ is part of the TEDx series, which is for independently organized TED events. TEDxABQ, which too kplace on Sept. 7, is one of the largest TEDx events in the country, with a a 2000 member audience.
During the talk, Dr. Horner uses the humorous story of her first solo childbirth delivery, in which she failed to catch the baby, to capture the audience’s attention. Her talk then encourages individuals to evaluate what goals are important, quit early on the ones that aren’t, and to be pragmatic in their approach to success by acknowledging and learning from their failures.
Shortly after beginning residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of New Mexico, Dr. Horner was selected from a pool of over 200 speakers for the TEDxABQ event. She completed her MD at Ben Gurion University, holds a master’s degree in microbiology from GW, and a bachelor’s in excercise science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Watch Horner’s full talk: