Life Changing Excepts from 2017 Commencement Address by Mark Zuckerberge (Facebook Founder)admin
The challenge for our generation is creating a world where everyone has a sense of purpose.
Purpose is that sense that we are part of something bigger than ourselves, that we are needed, that we have something better ahead to work for.
To keep our society moving forward, we have a generational challenge: to not only create new jobs, but create a renewed sense of purpose.
But it’s not enough to have purpose yourself. You have to create a sense of purpose for others.
You see, my hope was never to build a company, but to make an impact.
Ideas don’t come out fully formed. They only become clear as you work on them. You just have to get started.
Be prepared to be misunderstood. Anyone working on a big vision will get called crazy, even if you end up right.
Anyone taking initiative will get criticized for moving too fast, because there’s always someone who wants to slow you down.
The reality is, anything we do will have issues in the future. But that can’t keep us from starting.
Let’s do big things, not only to create progress, but to create purpose.
Taking on big meaningful projects is the first thing we can do to create a world where everyone has a sense of purpose.
The greatest successes come from having the freedom to fail.
When you don’t have the freedom to take your idea and turn it into a historic enterprise, we all lose.
We should have a society that measures progress not just by economic metrics like GDP, but by how many of us have a role we find meaningful.
We can all make time to give someone a hand. Let’s give everyone the freedom to pursue their purpose
Progress now requires coming together not just as cities or nations, but also as a global community.
Change starts local. Even global changes start small — with people like us.
Ability to build communities and create a world where every single person has a sense of purpose.
You are graduating into a world that needs purpose. It’s up to you to create it.
I hope you find the courage to make your life a blessing.