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  • Number one

  • Put God first

  • Put God first in everything

  • you do

  • Everything that you think you see in me everything that I've accomplished everything that you think I have and I have a few things

  • Everything that I have is by the grace of God

  • Understand that it's a gift

  • 40 years ago March 27 1975 was 40 years ago

  • Just this past March. I was flunking out of college

  • I had a 1.7 grade point average. I hope none of you can relate

  • I had 1.7. Grade point average. I was sitting in my mother's beauty shop

  • They still call it beauty shops now what they call it. Yeah, I'll sit in the beauty parlor

  • I was sitting in my mother's beauty parlor and

  • I'm looking in the mirror, and I see behind me this woman under the dryer

  • And every time she looked up. Every time I looked up. She was looking at me

  • Just looking at me in the eye

  • I don't know who she was and I said

  • You know she said somebody give me a pen give me a pencil I have a prophecy

  • March 27 1975 she said boy you are gonna travel the world

  • And speak to millions of people

  • Now mind you I flunked out of college

  • I'm thinking about joining the army I didn't know what I was gonna do. She's telling me I'm gonna travel the world and

  • Speak to millions of people

  • Well, I have traveled the world

  • And I have spoke to millions of people

  • But that's not the most important thing the success that I had the most important thing is that what she taught me

  • And what she told me that day has stayed with me since

  • I've been protected. I've been directed. I've been corrected

  • I kept God in my life and has kept me humble

  • I didn't always stick with him, but he always stuck with me

  • So stick with him in everything you do

  • if you think you want to do what you think I've done, then do what I've done and

  • stick with God number two

  • fail big

  • That's right fail big

  • Today is the beginning of the rest of your life, and it can be be very frightening

  • It's a new world out there. It's a mean world out there and

  • You only live once

  • So do what you feel passionate about take chances

  • professionally

  • Don't be afraid to fail there's an old IQ test was nine dots

  • And you had to draw five lines with a pencil within these nine dots

  • Without lifting the pencil the only way to do it was to go outside the box

  • So don't be afraid to go outside the box

  • don't be afraid to

  • Think outside the box don't be afraid to fail big to dream

  • big but remember

  • dreams without goals

  • Are just dreams, and they ultimately fuel disappointment

  • So have dreams

  • But have goals

  • life goals yearly goals

  • Monthly goals daily goals. I try to give myself a goal every day

  • Sometimes

  • Just did not curse somebody out

  • simple goals, but have goals

  • and

  • understand

  • That to achieve these goals

  • You must apply discipline

  • and consistency

  • In order to achieve your goals you must apply discipline, which you've already done and

  • Consistency every day not just on Tuesday and miss a few days you have to work at it

  • Every day you have to plan

  • Every day you've heard the saying we don't plan to fail we fail to plan

  • hard work

  • works

  • Working really hard is what successful people do and in this

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  • Remember just because you're doing a lot more

  • Doesn't mean you're getting a lot more done

  • Remember that just because you're doing a lot more

  • Doesn't mean you're getting a lot more

  • Done don't confuse

  • Movement

  • with progress

  • My mother told me you can run in place all the time and never get anywhere

  • So continue to strive, continue to have goals, continue to progress

  • Number three you'll never see a u-haul behind a hearse

  • I'll say it again

  • You'll never see a u-haul

  • Behind a hearse. I don't care how much money you make you can't take it with you

  • And it's not how much you have

  • It's what you do

  • With what you have we all have different talents some of you will be doctors some lawyers some

  • Scientists some educators some nurses some teachers. Yeah, okay

  • Some preachers

  • The most selfish thing you can do in this world

  • Is help someone else

  • Why is it selfish because the gratification the goodness that comes to you the good feeling the good feeling that I get

  • From helping others nothing's better than that not jewelry not big house

  • I have not the cars, but it's the joy. That's where the joy is in helping others. That's where the success is

  • Finally I pray that

  • You put your slippers, way under the bed tonight

  • So that when you wake up in the morning

  • You have to get on your knees

  • To reach them

  • And

  • While you're down there

  • Say, thank you

  • for grace

  • Thank you for mercy. Thank you for understanding

  • Thank you for wisdom. Thank you for parents. Thank you for love. Thank you for kindness. Thank you for

  • Humility thank you for peace. Thank you for Prosperity say. Thank you in advance for what's already

  • yours

  • That's how I live my life, that's where I am one of the reasons why I am today

  • Say, thank you in advance for what is already yours true desire in the heart for

  • Anything good is God's proof to you sent beforehand to indicate that it's yours

  • already

  • I'll say it again

  • True desire in the heart that itch that you have

  • Whatever it is you want to do that thing that you want to do to help others and to grow and to make money

  • That desire that itch that's God's proof to you sent before hand already to indicate that it's yours

  • and anything you want good you can have

  • So claim it

  • Work hard to get it

  • When you get it reach back pull someone else up

  • each one teach one

  • Don't just aspire to make a living

  • Aspire to make a difference

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Put God First - Denzel Washington Motivational & Inspiring Commencement Speech

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