2018 is about to end and the countdown for the new year has begun, making it the perfect time to reflect on 2018 and to make a new start, whether in your career, your relationships or your health. This is also the time when you need to make peace with your past, the mistakes you made, the chances you lost. You need to let go of the past and start the new year on a great note. Here, we bring to you an old video of Lisa delivering an address to the graduating class of 2010 at Vassar’s 146th commencement where she talks about how multiple failures should not stop you from working even harder towards your goal.
Lisa very well puts across how things are not supposed to be easy and how your 20s are going to be full of crossroads
“The twenties are that time in your life when (this is not a joke) you’re really getting acquainted with your own adult self and seeing how you respond to self doubt when there’s so much seemingly at stake. So, let me reassure you. It’s not supposed to be easy, but it doesn’t have to be torture. You’re supposed to have moments of uncertainty about which path to take because the 20’s are full of crossroads.”
She goes on to tell that when things do not work out, it is probably for the best. Lisa recounts how not getting the things she wanted, actually turned out to be the blessing she always needed.
“And it was a good thing I didn’t get Saturday Night Live and that the Romy and Michele pilot didn’t work out and every other disappointment that happened…they were like guide posts that kept me on my path. Oh and after I got fired from Frasier, I went to a birthday party and, feeling like I had nothing at all to lose, I flirted with a guy who was way out of my league. We dated and on Thursday Michel and I will have been married for 15 years. Yeah, that’s the biggest achievement of all, and we’ll be celebrating with our 12 year-old son. Thank God I got fired! Maybe there is a reason for everything. I think there is.”
Watch the complete video here-