Get inspired: Neil Gaiman on doing the impossible

Commencement 2013 happens this weekend. If you are a student, you are busy writing papers and taking final exams. If you are a teacher, you are busy grading and advising. Everybody is busy.

As you finish up your semester, keep this in mind: commencement means a beginning or start.You aren’t just finishing a semester, a degree or a diploma. You are starting a new part of your life.

Think of this as week one of your new life.

Scary, huh? Don’t get freaked out.

Neil Gaiman, bestselling author of the Sandman comics and other great books, never graduated college, but he offers great advice to graduates. Do things that people believe are impossible. Figure out what contribution you want to make and do that thing. Don’t wait until you have it all figured out. Just start doing it. You will figure it out along the way.

Here’s Gailman’s 2012 Commencement speech to the University of the Arts:

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