I chose her commencement address at University of Illinois because she speaks about her life journey. The fact that she had no idea what she wanted to do, and ended up dropping out of U of I resonates with a lot of us who are trying to figure out our life’s path. She was a major in Social Work and ended up being one of our generation’s major financial gurus, and it happened through her mistakes, miscalculations and of course- tenacity.
“Your degree does not make you- you make your life.” Her story will leave us with plenty of useful lessons learned.
“You are to go for anything and everything you want. You are to give 100% to everything you do…the hardest thing in life is to jump a chasm…it doesn’t matter what you jump into. All I ask of you is to jump into it with 100%, with every single thing you have.”