Listen up graduates, this one’s for you! In case you haven’t heard, schools out...FOREVER. As you’re gearing up for the next chapter, we wanted to pass along some sage words of wisdom from leaders and influencers who we love and admire. While the real world may seem daunting, we’ve rounded up our top 10 favorite commencement speeches to help put your nerves at ease. //
"These easy days ahead of you will be easy. It is the hard days, the times that challenge you to your very core, that will determine who you are."
"..some of the most devastating things that happen to you will teach you the most."
"Persevere. Nothing worthwhile is easy. No one of achievement has avoided failure — sometimes catastrophic failures. But they keep at it. They learn from mistakes. They don’t quit.”
"Become so skilled, so vigilant, so flat-out fantastic at what you do that your talent cannot be dismissed."
"Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something, but especially not yourself."
"Remembering that you're going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose."
"It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you’ve failed by default."
"No more winning. Instead, try to love others and serve others and hopefully find those who love and serve you in return."
"Enjoy the process of your search without succumbing to the pressure of the result."
"Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life."