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Below is a video from the University of Wisconsi-Maddison 2016 commencement speech by Russell Wilson – “When life tells you no”

https://youtu.be/7trB5Yv3B_U
https://news.wisc.edu/russell-wilson-2016-commencement-speech-when-life-tells-you-no/

Key Learning:
– You can’t do it alone. You’ve got to surround yourself with good people
– Make the most of whatever talents we were born with…You definitely have something to offer the world. The question is how and whether you’ll do it.
– Potential just means you haven’t done it yet…lots of people have potential, but not everyone does it
– The difference isn’t the way people handle themselves when things go well…The moments that really matter are the moments when life tells you no
– The question to ask when life tells you no, “What am I capable of? Am I capable of doing what I want to do?” Once you know the answer, don’t be afraid to let everyone else know it too
– Be ready. Always be ready. When life tells you no, stay ready. You never know when your opportunity will come.
– When life tells you no, find a way to keep things in perspective. That doesn’t make the painful moments any less painful. But it does mean you don’t have to live forever in the pain. You don’t have to live forever in that “no.”
– If you know what you’re capable of, if you’re always prepared, and you keep things in perspective, then life has a way of turning no into yes.
– We often think about big heroes in life – people like Lincoln, MLK., Harriet Tubman, Eleanor Roosevelt, Rosa Parks, Ben Franklin— their biggest accomplishments. What we don’t always think about is the moments that made them who they were. They made themselves a little better when no one was looking. When they came up short they didn’t quit.