I didn’t think I regret trying and feeling.
And I suspected that I’ll always be hunted by the decision to “NOT TRY AT ALL”
After much consideration, I took the last safe path to follow my passion, and I’m proud of thatchoice.
Tomorrow, in a very real sense, your life — the life you author from scratch on your own — begins.
How will you use your gifts? What choices will you make?
Will inertia be your guide, or will you follow your passions?
Will you follow dogma, or will you be original?
Will you choose a life of ease, or a life of service and adventure?
Will you wilt under criticism, or will you follow your convictions?
Will you bluff it out when you’re wrong, or will you apologize?
Will you guard your heart against rejection, or will you act when you fall in love?
Will you play it safe, or will you be a little bit swashbuckling?
When it’s tough, will you give up, or will you be relentless?
Will you be a cynic, or will you be a builder?
Will you be clever at the expense of others, or will you be kind?
I would hazard a prediction: when you are 80 years old, and in a quiet moment of reflection, narratingfor only yourself the most personal version of your life story, the telling that would be most compactand meaningful would be the series of choices you have made.
In the end, we are our choices.
Build yourself a great story!!!!
Jeff Bezos commencement speech to Princeton’s Class of 2010
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