If you want to be successful, you need to set aside your dreams, roll up your sleeves and get to work.
That’s the message that Grey’s Anatomy/Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes gave to graduates of Dartmouth College on Sunday, when she delivered this year’s commencement address.
“Dreams are lovely,”; says Shonda. “But they are just dreams. Fleeting, ephemeral, pretty. But dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It’s hard work that makes things happen. It’s hard work that creates change. So, lesson one, I guess is: Ditch the dream and be a doer, not a dreamer. Maybe you know exactly what it is you dream of being, or maybe you’re paralyzed because you have no idea what your passion is. The truth is, it doesn’t matter. You don’t have to know. You just have to keep moving forward.”;
Check out Shonda’s entire, inspiring speech, which begins at about the one hour and 40 minute mark: