Jim Carrey gave one one of the best commencement speech at Maharishi University of Management.
“How will you serve the world? What do they need that your talent can provide? That’s all you have to figure out.” – Jim Carrey
His words make me go, “Oh yeah… The world needs to hear this.”
Be crystal clear about your identity
Back in the 1500s, when Copernicus proved that the Earth goes around the Sun (and not vice versa), he faced a backlash from different communities.
Many people were saying, “People like us don’t believe things like that.”
What were Copernicus’s choices at that time?
He could have chosen to give up on his research, or he could push on and proved all those people wrong. After delaying it for years, Copernicus’s book, De revolutionibus orbium coelestium, was finally published just before he passed away.
Diversity will make you uncomfortable
Once you’ve discovered your identity, be crystal clear about it. Remind yourself what you’re here for and what you wish to accomplish in your limited time on this Earth.
Don’t lose sight of who you are when you face rejections.
Remember Jim Carrey’s speech earlier. Your identity can be broken down into two steps.
1. Discover your talent.
2. Match your talent to what the world needs.
You don’t need to have the exact plans on how you can make it happen. When you hold fast to your dream, be persistent and take consistent steps, the world will contrive a path for you.
That’s how the law of attraction works.
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain.