1.Shahrukh Khan at Yale University: In this commencement speech the Bollywood superstar tells about his journey to stardom and How the fear of failure helped him and Why his father has always been the role model of his life.
Here are some inspiring quote
“If you aren’t scared enough of failing, you are unlikely to succeed”
“Do not be afraid to walk alone if necessary.Because on a tightrope we all walk alone”.
2.Raghuram Rajan at NIBM: The rockstar economist who served as 23rd Reserve Bank of India governor delivered a frank and precise message to the graduates.He told that we take jobs that we don’t like and live with it.I quote
“You are rarely happy simply because you are successful, but you are much more likely to be successful if you are happy, doing work you enjoy,”
3.Rahul Dravid at BITS, Pilani: The legendary cricketer, the selfless man who is known for numerous record teaches the young graduates how persistence and patience are the keys to life.Here is the story he describe
“When I’m requested to speak to youngsters I like talking about this phase of my life and liken it to fascinating plant: The Chinese Bamboo. You can take a Chinese bamboo seed and plant it in the ground, water and nurture the seed for an entire year & not even see a single sprout. In fact, you’ll not see a sprout for 5 years. But suddenly, a tiny shoot will spring from the ground. And over the next 6 weeks, the plant can grow as tall as 90 feet. It can grow as fast as 39 inches every 24 hours. You can literally watch the plant grow.
What was the plant doing during these 5 years, seemingly dormant period, it was growing its roots. For 5 full years, it was preparing itself for rapid, full growth. Without this root structure, the plant simply couldn’t support itself for its future growth. Some would say the plant grew 90 feet in 6 weeks, I would say it grew 90 feet in 5 years & 6 weeks.”
So keep watering and nurturing yourself. One day you will sprout and maybe grow as fast as a Chinese Bamboo tree. No one becomes a midnight success, there are years of labor and pain behind that.
“God’s delays are not God’s denials.”
4.Ratan Tata at Rajarambapu Institute of Technology: The world most notable industrialists and the Former Chairman of Tata Sons told undergraduate the importance of being humble because it is above any religion.
“View this moment as moving from protected environment to an environment where u have to learn and listen because your whole world is going to be learning and listening. Your success is going to be your humility.”
5.Shikha Sharma at Indian Institue of Management, Ahmedabad: One of the most renowned woman bankers in India and the current CEO of Axis Bank advise the graduates how to choose a life partner
“The choice of a life partner is the single most important choice you’ll make in your life, much of the joy you derive in your life, does hark back to who you choose to share this journey with. A lot of what I am today are a function of the life partner I was lucky to have alongside my journey. “When you are out there looking for a partner, look beyond their looks, their success, their style. The durability and strength of your relationship if not going to come from your partner’s personality. It is going to come from their character, so remember to look well beneath the surface.”
I hope you get a chance to watch and comment your favorite commencement speech