The commencement ceremony is one of the most meaningful events in a college student’s life. It is a time to reflect on the sacrifices and accomplishments of the past and look forward to what the future holds. What would you tell the graduates if you were chosen to deliver the commencement address? How would you inspire them to get excited about their future?
In this episode, Sharran talks about the keynote address he delivered at the 2023 Commencement Ceremony of Luther College, his alma mater. In his speech, he shared the three lessons he learned from the last 22 years with the hope that the lessons will help the graduates as they venture out into the world, each pursuing their path to greatness.
These lessons are not just for new graduates but for anyone who cares to listen. So, save yourself 22 years and discover what these lessons are.
“The best advice that I got was always free. But the stuff that I implemented was the one that I paid for because when you pay, you pay attention.”
– Sharran Srivatsaa
01:50 The idea behind this episode
03:13 Why is speaking the truth important?
05:22 The number one lesson Sharran learned from the last 22 years
07:13 Why do people find it hard to ask for help?
10:24 How are you wired?
11:19 The second lesson which Sharran learned from his daughter
15:40 At what point would you choose to do fewer things?
16:03 The third lesson Sharran learned after having children (which he wishes to have known sooner)
16:38 Why are most people unable to stay in the present?
21:16 Recap of the three lessons
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