In this TED video talk the Brazilian entrepreneur Bel Pesce breaks down five easy-to-believe myths that ensure your dream projects will never come true. No matter whether your goal is to achieve a high GMAT score, win a scholarship, make a successful business or social start-up company or progress on the corporate hierarchy, if you fall into any of these traps, you will dramatically diminish your chances of success.

Are you curious to learn how not to kill your dreams? Watch this video.

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About the speaker

Bel Pesce is a passionate entrepreneur and founder of a school that helps people of all ages achieve their dreams. She studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where she majored in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and Management Science, and got Minors in Economics and Mathematics.

Bel is also an author of three bestselling books: "The Brazilian Girl from Silicon Valley", "Superheroes: WANTED" and "The Girl from Silicon Valley 2", the last two available only in Portuguese. Her books have been downloaded over 2 million times and sold over 100,000 copies.

Bel was named one of the "100 most influential people of Brazil" by Epoca Magazine, "30 under 30" by Forbes Magazine, and voted as one of the "10 most admired leaders of Brazil". Recently, Bel won the Cartier Women's Initiative Awards, and brought to Brazil for the first time the renowned Cartier award which evaluates projects of entrepreneurial women from all around the world.

She is a TED Fellow and frequent speaker, having delivered over 200 talks worldwide.