Forrest Delivers Hometown Commencement Address

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Earlier this summer, I had one of the greatest honors of my life. I was invited to give the commencement address at my high school alma mater (shout out to the class of 1995!). As I told the graduating seniors that night, it was an experience that I will never forget. The benefit of time and distance has taught me that little LaFargeville Central High School, situated in a town with only one traffic light (one side blinks yellow, the other side blinks red) prepared me extraordinary well to compete in a global world. In addition to some personal reflections, I tried to leave the graduates with four things that can help them on their journey. I encouraged them to go out and: 

  1. Find your why;
  2. Find ways to continue learning; 
  3. Find your voice (and be bold enough to use it once you find it);
  4. Find balance. 

This is probably a list we could all benefit from revisiting every now and then. If you have any interest in listening, you can do so here. I’d love to hear your thoughts!