Embrace Failing

12 Jun

Dylan Ratigan Delivering the 2012 Commencement Speech at Union College Dylan Ratigan explained his decision to leave MSNBC, and quoted his “Pot of Gold” Commencement Speech last weekend. I thought this section was worth passing on.

You can choose to lead us into this renaissance, unleashing waves of potential. I want you – and your parents – to be [sic] embrace failing. If you’re not failing, you’re not trying and that is our greatest risk. So let’s fail our asses off as we experiment with unprecedented tools and connections in this new paradigm of joy and genius that we can choose for ourselves daily if we experiment, learn and fail.

Be careful of the seductions of hero-worship and villainy. They are lies.

There is no silver bullet. Let me be clear: there is no knight in shining armor, there is no sinister cabal. There are no heroes nor villains. We are the heroes of our own stories. I am the hero of mine, and you are the hero of yours.

The integrity of our relationships and our trust to talk to each other is our greatest currency. Use it. Celebrate It.

Pretty inspiring!

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