This time of year I get so much inspiration from reading commencement speeches. Words of wisdom shared with graduating seniors are words from which we can all benefit.
Dick Costolo, Twitter CEO, had this advice to share at the University of Michigan
“When you’re doing what you love to do, you become resilient because that is the habit you create for yourself. You create a habit of taking chances on yourself and making bold choices in service to doing what you love. If on the other hand, you do what you think is expected of you, or what you are supposed to do, and things go poorly or chaos ensues as it surely will, you will look for external sources for what to do next because that will be the habit you’ve created. You’ll be standing there frozen on the stage of your own life. If you are just filling a role, you will be blindsided…What I implore you to do is that if you make courageous decisions and bet on yourself and put yourself out there, that you will have an impact as a result of what you do and you don’t need to know now what that will be or how it will happen because no one ever does.“
Here is the full speech: