The 5 Most Inspirational Graduation Speeches ever given

The 5 Most Inspirational Graduation Speeches ever given

As Makerere University Students look forward to the 65th Graduation, the Campus Times brings you some of the most inspirational graduation speeches ever given. We hope that by sharing this with you, many of you will be inspired and get better perspectives to what the world is; so that when some of your friends meet you 10, 20 or 30 years from now they will find that you’ve lived a life worth celebrating and gladly celebrate with you. In this article we review 5 of the most inspiring graduation speeches ever given.

We pray that you will not just read this article but also click through and read the speeches as given to be inspired like we were when we read them.

We also hope that in your journey through life you will find your true purpose, relentlessly pursue it and contribute to the progress of society by doing the purpose for which you were created.

The first speech we shall review was given by Steve Jobs, the founding C.E.O of Apple Computers who died on October 5th 2011. The central message in the speech is that you have got to find what you love and do it.

Steve Jobs.
Steve Jobs.

In this Speech Steve Jobs takes us through his life- experiences from childhood to the time he founded Apple Computers and the life after he had founded the thriving enterprise.

He speaks of how he was fired from the very company he had founded but what kept him going was the fact that he had always loved what he did.

“Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did.”

“You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers.” The celebrated Entrepreneur (RIP) said in the speech.

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life,” he told the Stanford University Students,“ and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”

“If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”

Though firing him from the company he founded should have dented his spirit and pushed him out of business completely, it rather turned out to be a defining moment in his life as it was then that he met his wife and also founded another company NeXT, which company Apple bought latter in an interesting twist of events and whose inventions led to the renaissance of Apple.

The most interesting bit in this speech though is the story of his drop-out from college.He says if he had not dropped out of college, he would not have attended the calligraphy class in which he acquired excellent typography knowledge which he later incorporated in the development of Mac.

At the time he had no idea that attending that class would contribute to his greater purpose.

You can click her to read the full speech by Steve Jobs.

Also See More motivational quotes form other great people

Inspirational Graduation speeches: Never wait for stuff to happen but go out and make stuff to happen.

Inspirational Graduation Speeches: The measure of success is what you think about what you’ve done.

Inspirational Graduation speeches: Though you’re the village pride, never think you’re anything special.

 

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