This time of year I enjoy trolling youtube and watching commencement speeches. More often than not they intend to celebrate and call forth greatness. While all of the speeches are meant to inspire, I have to admit, only some of them inspire me. Perhaps that is because I am no longer 20 something and am rapidly approaching 50. Perhaps it is because I am an artist and yearn to be moved by the presentation, not just talked at. Regardless, this morning I watched John Legend’s 2014 commencement speech at Penn.
Describing his presentation will not be as impactful as you watching. Watch from beginning to end as there are powerful, heartful messages throughout. His message is my message.. . . love the life you lead and live the life you love. As always, I invite you to share the impact because in that sharing, growth happens.