I am enthralled with commencement speeches. These are the times when some of the world’s greatest influencers take great care in crafting their best advice for a group of people that the world truly believes in: those who are being entrusted with the keys to the world. Those who are beginning.
So it makes sense to me that commencement speeches are for all of us who are choosing to take the keys and step into the driver’s seat of our lives. After all, if we’re students of freedom, aren’t we always beginning?
Here are my 5 Favorite Commencement Speeches. Advice for starting:
Neil Gaiman – University of the Arts 2012
George Saunders – Syracuse 2013
J.K. Rowling – Harvard 2008
Steve Jobs – Stanford 2005
Jeff Bezos – Princeton 2010
And finally, I leave you with this…
In the comments below, share what you’re starting and how the advice here has encouraged you, or share your best advice for others who are at the beginning of something. I look forward to reading your comments!