Life Changing Excepts from 2017 Commencement Address by Mark Zuckerberge (Facebook Founder)

Twelve years after dropping out, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg returned to Harvard to deliver the commencement speech. Enjoy the read below as compiled by Javnyuy Joybert

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.

Purpose is what creates true happiness.

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. 

Now it’s our turn to do great things.

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.

Compiled by:
Javnyuy Joybert is a Social Entrepreneur, Empowerment Coach, Public Speaker and a dynamic, prolific and strategic Entrepreneurship/Business Management Trainer/consultant and a personal efficiency strategist. He is focused, question asker, answer seeker, problem solver and purposeful young African. He is the Founder/CEO of The Center for Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Business Management Development (CELBMD) Africa – The Pan African Professional Center. He is the Head of Njorku Career Centers, Country Director Consultant for C-Life, COO of Most Influential Young Cameroonians Initiative, Founder of WIKAJOBS, YALI RLC Fellow and Consultant with several community base organizations, NGOs and SMEs across Africa. He has been nominated and has worn several local and international awards. He is the author of How to Confront The Limits (Living a More Impactul Life) – 2015, Living a Life of Divine Purpose – 2016, The Principal  Things for African Young People – 2017, and Guide to Manifesting Purpose -2017. He has authored so many personal development articles that have been published on several blogs and online platforms across Africa reaching thousands of audience weekly. He has lectured Business Management courses in two private universities in Cameroon for 5 years (2012-2016), He is A World at School Global Youth Ambassador and has been featured on numerous publications across the world regarding his contributions to mother Africa.

Share this post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *