Create your own opportunities

Robert Krulwich prepping #duxcamp

Robert Krulwich (Photo credit: Burnt Pixel)

I’ve really admired people who take initiative and create their own opportunities when others won’t give them the chance to prove themselves. So, to quote journalist Robert Krulwich:

“… think about getting together with friends that you admire, or envy. Think about entrepeneuring. Think about NOT waiting for a company to call you up. Think about not giving your heart to a bunch of adults you don’t know. Think about horizontal loyalty. Think about turning to people you already know, who are your friends, or friends of their friends and making something that makes sense to you together, that is as beautiful or as true as you can make it.”

Click here for a video of Krulwich’s commencement speech.

And click here for more great excerpts of commencement speeches.

About David

I'm an aspiring writer and filmmaker in my twenties. I also run a blog where twenty-somethings share their stories and advice on beginning a career in this economy. Check it out at

Posted on July 24, 2013, in Pearls of wisdom and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Of course, this may be easier said than done, but it is very inspiring. Who says you have to color within the lines?

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