Five Inspiring Commencement Speeches to Start Your Day

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The way you start your day often dictates how the rest of your day will turn out. We recently discussed the importance of practicing positive thinking and strengthening your mind, and what better way to get started thinking positively than with a few wise words from some notable and accomplish men and women. Each of these empowering speakers will inspire you to think critically about your day and give you the confidence to conquer your tasks.  

Tim Minchin

"In my opinion, life is best filled by learning as much as you can about as much as you can, taking pride in whatever you’re doing, having compassion, sharing ideas, running, being enthusiastic."

Neil Gaiman

"If you have an idea of what you want to make, what you were put here to do, then just go and do that. And that's much harder than it sounds and, sometimes in the end, so much easier than you might imagine."

J.K. Rowling

"I was set free, because my greatest fear had already been realized, and I was still alive, and I still had a daughter whom I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life."

Steve Jobs

"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”

Barbara Kingsolver

"If somebody says "Your money or your life," you could say: Life. And mean it. You'll see things collapse in your time, the big houses, the empires of glass. The new green things that sprout up through the wreck - those will be yours."

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