Fail big you only live once so do what you feel passionate about.
Take chances don’t be afraid to fail there’s an old iq test was nine dots and you had to draw five lines with a pencil within these nine dots,
without lifting the pencil the only way to do it was to go outside the box so don’t be afraid to go outside the box don’t be afraid to think outside the box don’t be afraid to fail big to dream big but remember dreams without goals are just dreams and they ultimately fuel disappointment so have dreams but have goals life goals yearly goals and understand that to achieve these goals you must apply this two things.
Discipline and consistency in order to achieve your goals you must apply discipline which you’ve already done and consistency every day not just on tuesday and miss a few days, You have to work at it every day you have to plan every day compared to saying we don’t plan to fail we fail to plan.
Hard works working really hard is what successful people do.
I found that nothing in life is worthwhile unless you take risks nothing there is no passion to be found playing small, and settling for a life that’s less than the one you’re capable of living i’m sure people have told you to make sure you have something to fall back on make sure you got something to fall back on honey.
But i never understood that concept having something to fall back on if i’m going to fall i don’t want to fall back on anything except my faith i want to fall forward i figure at least this way i’ll see what i’m going to hit every failed experiment is one step closer to success you’ve got to take risks and i’m sure you’ve probably heard that before but i want to talk to you about why that’s so important you will fail at some point in your life accept it.
You will lose you will embarrass yourself you will suck at something there’s no doubt about it the point is every graduate here today has the training and the talent to succeed but do you have the guts to fail if you don’t fail you’re not even trying if you don’t fail you’re not even trying to get something you never had you have to do, something you never did les brown’s a motivational speaker he made an analogy about this it says imagine you’re on your deathbed and standing around your deathbed are the ghosts representing your unfulfilled potential the ghost of the ideas you never acted on, the ghost of the talents you didn’t use and they’re standing around your bed angry.
Disappointed and upset they say we we came to you because you could have brought us to life they say and now we have to go to the grave together so i ask you today how many ghosts are going to be around your bed, put God first in everything you do everything that you think you see in me everything that i’ve accomplished everything that you think i have and i have a few things everything that i have is by the grace of God.
Understand that it’s a gift 40 years ago, march 27 1975 it was 40 years ago just this past march i was flunking out of college.
I had a 1.7 grade point average i hope none of you can relate i was sitting in my mother’s beauty shop and i’m looking in the mirror and i see behind me this woman under the dryer and every time she looked up she every time i looked up she was looking at me just looking me in the eye i didn’t know who she was and i said you know she said somebody give me a pen give me a pencil i have a prophecy march 27 1975. she said boy you are going to travel the world and speak to millions of people now.
Mind you i flunked out of college i’m thinking about joining the army i didn’t know what i was going to do and she’s telling me i’m going to travel the world, and speak to millions of people well i have traveled the world and i have spoke to millions of people but that’s not the most important thing the success that i had the most important thing is that what she taught me.
What she told me that day has stayed with me since i’ve been protected i’ve been directed i’ve been corrected i’ve kept god in my life and has kept me wrong i didn’t always stick with him but he always stuck with me so stick with him in everything you do if you think you want to do what you think i’ve done then do what i’ve done, remember just because you’re doing a lot more doesn’t mean you’re getting a lot more done.
Remember that just because you’re doing a lot more doesn’t mean you’re getting a lot more done don’t confuse movement with progress my mother told me said yeah cause you can run in place all the time and never get anywhere so continue to strive continue to have goals continue to progress.
I don’t care how much money you make you can’t take it with you the egyptians tried it they got robbed that’s all they got you can’t take it with you, and it’s not how much you have is what you do with what you have we all have different talents some of you will be doctors some lawyers, some scientists, some educators, some nurses, the most selfish thing you can do in this world is help someone else why is it selfish because the gratification the goodness that comes to you the good feeling that i get from helping others.
Nothing’s better than that because taking risk is not just about going for a job it’s also about knowing what you know and what you don’t know it’s about being open to people into ideas, in the course of the film the character i play begins to take small steps small risks he very very very slowly begins to overcome his fears and i feel ultimately his heart becomes flooded.