Serving Others and Making a Difference
I blogged yesterday about the amazing Luca Patuelli and his "No Excuses, No Limits" approach to life. After posting the blog, I went to Luca's website and found a Tweet that he had sent out which included a link to a 26-minute You Tube video of a moving commencement speech that Jim Carey gave a few weeks ago to the graduating class at Maharishi University of Management.
If you have a full 26 minutes to spare, I highly recommend watching Jim's entire commencement
speech. It is packed with real life advice about overcoming obstacles and struggles. He shares his
wisdom and encourages all of the graduates to find their passion. The way in which he intertwines
comic relief along with genuine insight and wisdom is truly his gift to the world. One of the quotes
that I want to share with you is powerful and holds so much truth for people in general but even
more so for educators and the difference that they can make.
How will you serve the world, what do they need that your talent can provide? That's all you have to figure out. The effect that you have on others is the most valuable currency that there is.
When I read the quote, I cannot help but think about the powerful role that educators play in the lives of the young people they teach. Shaping their future and providing them with the skills necessary to succeed is what our jobs are all about. So, as you read this blog, think about the talents that you have and how you share these gifts with the students under your care and guidance. Think about the difference you are making in their lives even on those tough days that we all face as teachers. Thanks for reading and I hope you find some value in watching Jim Carey's commencement speech.