If I were to give one piece of advice to a high school graduate this year, it would be, “Have passion with anything you do.”
Love what you do. Whatever you do, show some passion. In every thing you do, show passion. When other people see that you love what you are doing, they’ll take you seriously.
How to find passion when doing undesirable things
You might say, “OK! This is all fine and dandy. But how am I going to show passion when mowing the lawn? How can I make myself love it when I’m doing something disgusting like cleaning the toilet? Where’s the passion now?”
The passion is there, I guarantee you. Think about how great you’ll feel after you’ve cleaned that filthy toilet. You know you had to do it. You did it. It’s done. Now, you don’t have to think about it any more.