Build yourself a great story
I’m sure you’ve heard the expression “You are the author of your own life story.”
Well, this excerpt of a commencement speech that Jeff Bezos (founder and CEO of Amazon.com) gave to Princeton University demonstrates that we “write” our life stories through the choices we make:
“I will hazard a prediction. When you are 80 years old, and in a quiet moment of reflection narrating for only yourself the most personal version of your life story, the telling that will be most compact and meaningful will be the series of choices you have made. In the end, we are our choices. Build yourself a great story. Thank you and good luck!”
Click here for a video of Bezos’ commencement speech.
And click here for more great excerpts of commencement speeches.