Inspiration: Harvard Graduation Speech
While checking LinkedIn tonight I stumbled upon a video from this year's Harvard commencement ceremony, and the speech of one of the graduates in particular - Pete Davis. It starts with a short story about a guy browsing through Netflix on a long weekday's night, after half an hour of which he gets tired from all the available options and falls asleep. I couldn't help but think how on point and in sync this story was with the age we're living in right now - the age of countless options, where everything and anything is possible, really. And don't get me wrong - I think we are absolutely blessed to be able to do that. The thing is, this endless choice so often makes it that much harder to commit to one thing - be it a career, a cause, or a person and sustain that commitment over the long term. Because turning values into practices, visions into projects, and strangers into neighbours takes real commitment, says Pete Davis. And while I am by no means saying we should ever settle for anything less than we can achieve, I believe that remembering every day to give our full attention to the thing we are doing right now and being the best we can be every day trains the awareness in us needed to find the way we are determined to go (sorry not sorry for little too much spirituality:).
Thanks for the reminder Pete!