If you imagine less, less will be what you undoubtedly deserve. Do what you love, and don’t stop until you get what you love. Work as hard as you can, imagine immensities, don’t compromise, and don’t waste time. Start now. Not 20 years from now, not two weeks from now. Now.

This is from Debbie Millman’s commencement speech, based on an essay from her 2009 anthology Look Both Ways. Brain Pickings has reproduced her speech and is a worthwhile listen, available below. So many of us have chosen security and stability over “artistic and emotional freedom”, myself included. Like her, “I am in the process of rewriting the possibilities of what comes next”.

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