Charlie Day: Fail, Pick Yourself Up & Fail Again (Full Transcript)

And I don’t think you should do just what makes you happy. I think you should do what makes you great. Do what’s uncomfortable and scary and hard but pays off in the long run. Be willing to fail. Let yourself fail. Fail in the way and place where you would want to fail. Fail, pick yourself up and fail again. Because without this struggle, what is your success anyway?

Look, as best we know we have one life. In it, you have to trust your own voice, your own ideas, your honesty, your vulnerability and through this you will find your way. You do not have to be fearless; just don’t let fear stop you.

Live like this as best as you can and I guarantee you will look back on a life well lived.

You are capable of greatness in your profession and more importantly in your quality of self.

Stay hungry. Stay young at heart. Take those risks.

You are going to change the world around you in big ways and in small and I greatly look forward to being a part of the future that you will shape.

Congratulations graduates. And good luck.


Recommended for Further Reading:

Finding Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle

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