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“I waited a long time out in the world before I gave myself permission to fail. Please don’t even bother asking. Don’t bother telling the world you are ready. Show it. Do it.” – Peter Dinklage

In the video below, Peter Dinklage, speaks about his experience after graduating from college and provides advice that every college student should hear, before graduating!

If you’d like to watch the full-video, click Peter Dinklange’s Bennington College 2012 Commencement Speech.

In Dinklage’s video, he laments that it took him until the age of 29 to give himself permission to fail. He then implores the graduates to not wait as long as he did.

Chapter 3 of Hopeful to Hired, covers the topic of risk taking. In it, I walk you through:

  • Deciphering real risk from perceived risk
  • Methodology about how to decide which risks to take
  • Developing and listening to your intuition

Whether you’re a college student or a seasoned professional, risk taking is an essential part of growth. Often times, we avoid risk because we’re afraid to fail. However, the more you listen to successful people, the more you’ll be inspired by their stories of failure—failure that lead to greatness.

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