It's commencement time, so there's lot's of advice out there. Some of it is even good! I included two examples that caught my eye, plus some reflections on Maya Angelou, saying "Yes" to "No" and some thoughts on Repentance.
Commencement #1: Admiral McRaven on the Courage to Change the World
Imagine what would happen if you helped change 10 people's lives...and they changed 10...and they changed 10? Can it happen? It happens everyday. Both video and text of this commencement address
Commencement #2: Joyce DiDonato on Some Truths About Art and Artists
Maya Angelou and the Life That Makes a Difference
Not exactly a commencement address, but the five lessons gleaned from the life of Maya Angelou by Michael Hyatt are definitely worth the read.
Not All Repentance is the Same
Tim Keller is a powerful and insightful author. This is from his book, Counterfeit Gods and it is a short thought on the kind of repentance that actually brings change.
Why You Must Say "Yes" to "No"
It's an old truth that needs to be relearned: You have to be able to say "No" to many things in order to truly say "Yes" to something that matters. Here is another good reminder.