Why is Graduation important?
Preparation + Opportunity = Luck
Graduating is important as it is a significant milestone in a person's life. It marks the end of a chapter and the beginning of a new one. As Seneca once said, "Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity." This quote perfectly sums up the exuberant journey of graduation.
Preparation for many of us is a form of prayer. It involves gathering your thoughts, things, and time, and preparing for an outcome. The desire of our hearts can become a reality through these very actions. The process of preparation can be daunting, difficult, and sometimes overbearing. However, the opportunity to graduate feels much better to the soul. It is freeing, inspiring, and primarily, life-changing.
Graduation is not only about receiving a diploma or a degree. It is a time to reflect on how far you have come, the obstacles you have overcome, and the growth you have experienced. It is representative of conquering a transition in your life. While this time will be filled with lots of mixed emotions, it should be full of hope, curiosity, joy, and, most importantly, letting go.
But graduation will also come with its weary feelings. It will be uncomfortable, and it will ask us to leave behind the old versions of ourselves that were so familiar to us. It will challenge us to shed, expand, and be vulnerable.
However, with these graduation-induced feelings, there will be opportunities that we take and ones that we pass by. These various choices (good or bad) will not only define us but shape our existence…no pressure. These choices are crucial, and we must make them with a clear and focused mind.
And now, where preparation meets opportunity, comes the best part...LUCK.
In the words of the great Henry Ford, “The harder I work the luckier I get.” Luck is, believe it or not, what we create. The more one prepares for success & seizes the many opportunities that come their way, the luckier they are.
We must understand that the luck we receive may not be what we imagined. However, in order to benefit from this luck, we must be flexible thinkers willing to bend to the miraculous chances that life gives us.
How do we do this, you ask?
We stay in the present, trust in something bigger than ourselves, and know that there is a world far beyond our comfort zone.
With this in mind… you are sure to live a “lucky” life.
So, as you prepare to walk across the stage metaphorically or physically, say hello to the new you. You survived, you learned, you grew, and you changed. Embrace the uncertainty of the future, for it is a new beginning.
Congratulations on your graduation!
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