Sunday, May 11, 2014
Sean Combs' 2014 Howard University Commencement Speech
I wanted to share this inspirational speech with all of you. It was powerful, encouraging, thought-provoking and intelligent. I've never seen Sean Combs in this type of setting before and you could tell he was quite nervous at the beginning but his speech was amazing.
I felt he did an excellent job in motivating the Howard students to think about their future. He talked about failure as being part of having success. We all fail sometimes but we need to keep going.
Sean Combs mentioned that although he only attended Howard University for two years, he gained a family there that has helped him throughout his life. One thing I don't understand is why he hasn't finished his degree. Hmm. A point to ponder...
It took Sean Combs 26 years to go back to Howard and give this commencement speech. He had a lot of support in the audience that accompanied him like his children, mother and Mary J Blige and her husband.
I hope this message encourages you as it did me. Like Sean Combs mentioned, it was his Howard family that helped get him through the tough times. I thank my UC Irvine family for helping me get through hard times. The memories I shared at this university are priceless and I will never forget them.