Denzel Washington discusses his initial audition failures as a necessary catalyst towards success. His inspirational commencement speech motivates like few others…

Some excerpts:

  • Fall forward. Every failed experiment is one step closer to success. You’ve got to take risks.
  • You will fail at some point in your life, accept it, you will lose, you will embarrass yourself, you will suck at something, there’s no doubt about it…
  • Do you have the guts to fail? If you don’t fail, you’re not even trying.
  • My wife told me this great expression: To get something you’ve never had, you’ve got to do something, you never did.


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