This appeared on DavidKanigan.com and I am reblogging it because it should be read, integrated and remembered by everyone in my view. Often those who have ‘already made it’ forget that they still need to bring their moral compass and backbone to work. Bring something to the table that young people will want to emulate and strive to be. And encourage them to bring their A game – not because we did it when we were younger – but because we’re bringing it every day as well.
John E. Smith @ strategiclearner is a frequent inspiration stop for me. Here’s another one of John’s great shares. Henry Rollins speaks to college students in this clip however I believe his remarks are inspirational to all of us. He shares an important message that needs to be heard, shared and passed along. It’s worth 5 minutes of your time. You’ll find the transcript below.
Transcript of Henry Rollins’ remarks:
Young person, you’ll find in your life that sometimes your great ambitions will be momentarily stymied, thwarted, marginalized by those who were perhaps luckier, come from money, where more doors opened, where college was a given–it was not a student loan; it was something that Dad paid for–to where an ease and confidence in life was almost a birthright, where for you it was a very hard climb.
You cannot let these people make you feel that you have in…
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Salient comments, M! Thought this was a *great* post as well! xo, L
🙂 It was a great post…xox
Great thoughts, Mimi. I just sent David’s post to my daughter. Every parent should send this along. Smiles to you. How’s the DC weather?
I agree – and I know my sons read my blog (eventually), so I know this will get into their hands as well..Hope all is well across the pond. It sounds like your clients are keeping you busy!! After another bout of huge storms and power outages on Saturday, DC is being graced with magnificent pre-autumn weather – cool temps, no humidity and a sky that is almost achingly blue. And yes, I’m loving every minute! 🙂
sent this to my son at college– this was great of you to share- thank you so much
I sent a ‘ping’ to my sons too!
Awesome–thanks for sharing this.
This is fantastic, and as someone who works with college students every day… a message I need to share with many of them. Some tend to have no idea what Top Ramen even is…. xo
Laughing..I ‘pinged’ my boys and suggested they read this too (though they’re out of school and in the working world now)..xox
Oh good! I think we all need to hear it, but I meet so many young folks who really seem to think it should all just happen for them. It’s frustrating in the moment at times, when they think I am the one who should make it happen, but really it makes me think about the long term for them…and all of us!! xo
Agree, really good message!