5. Kate Hansen
LDS Olympian Kate Hansen hadn't always aspired to be a luge world champion. As a kid, she simply looked at the sport as a great way to get out of class. Later, however, when she missed her chance to go to the Olympics by two spots, she decided it was something she wanted to do. In her TEDx talk, Kate talks about embracing struggle and doing what's hard as she shares her story of not letting anything—even a broken foot—stand in the way of her luge Olympic dream.
6. Lindsey Stirling
YouTube sensation and Dancing with the Stars runner-up Lindsey Stirling shares her art on stage at TEDxBerkeley. She performs two numbers and talks briefly about how she wrote the second piece, "Transcend," when she was in a tough spot. She shares her hope that others find their own passions to help them transcend the troubles in their lives.