Denzel Washington’s Speech Will Leave You SPEECHLESS – One of the Most Eye Opening Speeches Ever

You’ve invested a lot in your Education and people have invested in you and let me tell you the world needs your tablets and does it ever? The world needs a lot and we need it from you We really do we need it from you young people I mean, I’m not speaking for the rest of us up here, but I know I’m getting a little grayer We needed from you the young people because remember this so you got to get out there You got to give it everything you got whether it’s your time Your your your talent your prayers Or your treasures because remember this You will never see a u-haul behind a hearse I’ll say it again You will never see a u-haul behind a hearse You can’t take it with you. The Egyptians tried it and all they got was robbed So the question is What are you going to do with what you have? I’m not talking about how much you have Some of you are business majors. Some of you are theologians nurses sociologists Some of you have money some of you have patients some of you have kindness some of you have loved Some of you have the gift of long-suffering whatever it is, whatever your gift is What are you going to do with what you have? Fail big That’s right fail big Today is the beginning of the rest of your life and it can be couldn’t be very frightening. It’s a new world out there It’s a mean world out there and you only live once so Do what you feel passionate about passionate about? Take chances professionally Don’t be afraid to fail There’s a no like you test was nine dots and you had to draw five lines with a pencil within these nine dots Without lifting the pencil the only way to do it was to go outside the box So don’t be afraid to go outside the box Don’t be afraid to Think outside the box. Don’t be afraid to fail big to dream big but remember dreams without goals Are just dreams and they ultimately fuel disappointment So have dreams but Have goals life goals yearly goals Monthly goals daily goals. I try to give myself a goal every day Sometimes just to not curse somebody out simple goals, but have goals and understand That to achieve these goals You must apply discipline and consistency in order to achieve your goals, you must apply discipline, which you were already done and Consistency every day not just want to Z and miss a few days. You have to work at it Every day you have to plan Every day you’ve heard the saying we don’t plan to fail we fail to plan hard work works Working really hard is what successful people do and in this text tweet twirl that you’ve grown up in Remember just because you’re doing a lot more Doesn’t mean you’re getting a lot more done Remember that just because you’re doing a lot more Doesn’t mean you’re getting a lot more Done don’t confuse Movement with progress My mother told me yeah. Yeah cuz you can run in place all the time and never get anywhere. So Continue to strive continue to have goals continue to progress I Found that nothing in life is worthwhile Unless you take risks nothing Nelson Mandela said there is no passion to be found playing small and Settling for a life that’s less than the one you’re capable of living You know I’m sure in your experiences in school and applying to college and picking your major and deciding what you want to do with life I’m sure people that told you to make sure you have something to fall back on Make sure you got something to fall back on, honey But I never understood that concept Having something to fall back on If I’m going to fall, I don’t want to fall back on anything Except my faith. I want to fall forward. I figure at least this way. I’ll see what I’m going to hit Fall forward this is what I mean Reggie Jackson struck out 26 hundred times in his career the most in the history of baseball But you don’t hear about the strikeouts people remember the homeruns? Fall forward Thomas edison kentuc did one thousand failed experiments as you know that I didn’t know that Because the one thousand and first was the light bulb Forward Every failed experiment is one step closer to success you’ve got to take risks and I’m sure you’ve probably heard that before, but I want to talk to you about why that’s important I Got three reasons and then you can pick up your iPhone’s First You will fail at some point in your life accept it you will lose you will embarrass yourself You will suck at something. There’s no doubt about it and I know that’s probably not a traditional message for a graduation ceremony. But a I’m telling you embrace it because it’s inevitable And I should know in the acting business you fail all the time early on in my career. I auditioned for a part in a Broadway musical Perfect role for me. I thought except for the fact that I can’t sing. I Didn’t get the job But here’s the thing I didn’t Quint I didn’t fall back. I Walked out of there to prepare for the next audition and the next audition and the next audition. I prayed I Prayed and I prayed But I continue to fail and fail and fail but it didn’t matter because you know what, There’s an old saying you hang around the barbershop long enough sooner or later. You’re going to get a haircut So you will catch a break and I did catch a break Last year. I did a play called fences on Broadway if someone talked about it won the Tony Award and I didn’t have to sing by the way, but here’s the kicker. He was at the Court Theatre It was at the same theatre that I failed that first audition 30 years prior The point is and I’ll pick up the pace The point is every graduate here today has the training and the talent to succeed But do you have the guts to fail? Here’s my second point about failure if you don’t fail You’re not even trying I’ll say it again if you don’t fail You’re not even trying my wife told me this great expression to get something you never had You have to do something you never did Les Brown’s a motivational speaker. He made an analogy about this He says imagine you’re on your deathbed and standing around your deathbed are the ghosts representing your unfulfilled potential the ghosts of the ideas you never acted on the ghosts of the talents you didn’t use and they’re standing around your bed angry disappointed and upset they say we came to you because you could have brought us to life they say and Now we have to go to the grave together. So I ask you today How many ghosts are going to be around your bed when your time comes Not only take risks But to be open to life to accept new views and to be open to new opinions To be willing to speak at a commencement at one of the best country vesica the universities in the country Even though you’re scared stiff. Well, it may be frightening. It will also be rewarding Because the chances you take the people, you meet the people you love the faith that you have That’s what’s going to define. You never be discouraged Never hold back Give everything you got and when you fall throughout life and remember this Fall forward Say thank you but grace Thank you for mercy. Thank you for understanding Thank you for wisdom. Thank you for parents. Thank you for love. Thank you for kindness Thank you for humility. Thank you for peace Thank you for Prosperity. Say thank you in advance for what’s already yours How I live my life. That’s why I am one of the reasons why I am today Say thank you in advance for what is already yours true desire in the heart for anything Good is God’s proof to you sit before hand to indicate that it’s yours already I’ll say it again True desire in the heart that itch that you have Whatever it is you want to do that thing that you want to do to help others in to grow and to make money that desire that itch that’s God’s proof to you sit beforehand already to indicate that it’s your and Anything you want good? you can have So claim it Work hard to get it When you get it reach back pull someone else up each one teach one Don’t just aspire to make a living Aspire to make a difference

100 thoughts on “Denzel Washington’s Speech Will Leave You SPEECHLESS – One of the Most Eye Opening Speeches Ever

  1. Best speech in a while. Denzel you taught me something today. God bless

  2. Wonderful speech to listen to once a month and remind yourself of this great guy and great words!

  3. I’m not home to talk with my dad right now, but I wish I was so that I could talk to him, me and him are going through the struggle of trying to live say to say with food in our system including for mom and my brother, my other brother is living in Vegas to make a life out there but he struggles too but still tries, meanwhile I’m still living with my parents because my fear holds me back, I know I shouldn’t let fear hold me back but it does, I want my parents and my brothers to be successful and make a life of something to live for, I don’t want to see my parents or my brothers living out on the streets or on the side of the freeway to just survive. That’s not what I dream of for them, instead I want them to be the person that is like “Yeah, I struggled for years trying to provide for my family, but I kept going, I never gave up, my family kept me motivated to where I’m at now” that’s what I want them to be, but I just can’t talk with my dad knowing I’m not home like I said, I just hope soon that I can talk to him and break him out of his shell and give him the power of my words to get him striving again and be the person that is strong and wise.

  4. Don’t work harder work smarter
    Each one teach one ☝️
    Let make difference 👍🏿
    Most importantly believed in yourself and be happy in everything you do

  5. Denzel Washington Respekt ! Poland 🇵🇱. Thank You Denzel Washington. 💯 👏.

  6. You will fail at some point of your life, you will lose accept it##

  7. "True desire in the heart for anything good, is god's proof to you sit beforehand to indicate that it's yours ALREADY" These gave me goosebumps. Great speech! <3 Thank you!

  8. This was one of the talks that you have with your best friend, More than actually a motivational speech.

  9. To succeed in life is much more than anything external, it's internal, it's in your soul


  11. Prayers are powerful, treasures are your blessings. Always share and never bury in a hole. Faith, Hope & Love. The greatest of these are from God! Denzel Washington IS an awesome mentor. His inspiration is astounding. I commend you Mr Washington

  12. 1:37 top left…. how the hell could you be on your phone texting when Denzel is talking about what could change your life…… disrespectful

  13. I remember this speech it gave me chills to this day I replay it

  14. I guess it's not how much you have its how much you do with what you got

  15. I absolutely love to work great things come from hard work, I am a worker like my father and his father before him

  16. Dreams without goals are just Dreams (Nothing in life is worthwhile without risk).

  17. That first speech around that time Hey was filming "The Magnificent 7" That stash sold it lol

  18. Those who scroll down to read comments must remember to FALL FORWARD

  19. If you want success then you never complain let the other peoples complain opportunities are always there where people complain…. jack maa🙏🏻

  20. Money follow the people and people should follow the dream if you have a dream just go ahead…. jack maa🙏🏻

  21. if that girl in the back is on her phone at that point nothing is more important to her than her phone

  22. 2:35 the Woman in the Background left of him uses her cell phone

  23. i gave up alcohol this year to get myself on a better track. Ive always been drawn to denzels movies. Smart gentleman.

  24. The part where he mentions ghosts, just made me aware of people who die without achieving their full potential rob their generation of their latent ability.

  25. Hard working,,, creativity and passion on something with a strategic planning that are oriented in an objective way is a way to success

  26. This should be played in Every High school College & University In USA & CANADA Best Inspirational Speech ever !

  27. You cannot resist a grownup. Do if they are crude to s personal what. Deal with it. If you are confident in yourself no words will phase you. Deal with it and woman up.

  28. If you fall, fall on your back so you can always get back up- Denzel Washington

  29. pure shite. your only goal is to evolve as a human being.
    this doees not mean 3 cars big house and swimming pool.

    to evolve means to head in the direction of contentment and inner peace in daily life.. and if it means to feel this way only if you have material items, then your fucked. peace of mind comes with the dissolving of the mind. period

  30. Great words from a great person!! The best motivational speech I have heard ever!! I love to hear his words again & again!!
    Thanks Denzel!!

  31. You dont have to be great to get started, but, you have get started to be great. (I first heard that from Les Brown)

  32. Denzel is on the right track. He makes sense. I would like him to speak more out in public. We need people like him in our lives

  33. To get any big achievement behind it failed role is very much important

  34. Lucifer runs the world system we are slaves to sin , it a good speech but it’s lies , God will destroy the world Peter 3 verse 10 , day of the Lord is doomsday all the elements will melt with a great noise , it’s did not start with a Big Bang but it will end with a Big Bang a great noise at the end

  35. Thanks , Danzel Washington , My Dream is meet it you face to face , Thanks God he created people like you , my name is Ernest ( South Africa), great work .

  36. "You will never see a U hole behind a Horse" someone make me understand this please!

  37. I'm stunned. The girl to the left of Denzel is on her phone. What the hell could be more important than this moment? WOW! Some kids are so "checked out" in today's tech world. It's so sad. GET OFF YOU F'ING PHONES! LEARN SOMETHING!

  38. If You Do Not Try You Do Not Know If You If You CAN.
    If You Can DREAM IT YOU can DO IT.
    Be the Best YOU can BE.

  39. Say Thank You in advance for is what already yours!!🙏🏾🙏🏾

  40. You are so inspirational for everybody. You are great. Thank you!!!!🤗❤👏👏👏

  41. I absolutely love this man, as an actor, but mostly as a beacon of light and wisdom, so we can finally make a decision to live as victors, not as victims. We live for a reason, not to be “the best of the world” but the best FOR the world. Love you Mr Denzel Washington, May God keep you and bless you all the days you’re on this earth with us.

  42. Everyone should have the guts to fail…
    When you fall through life… Remember… fall forward. 😎.
    The ichy is proof that God has given it to you.
    Don't just aspire to make a living… aspire to make a difference… 😎😍😘… D. Washington.

  43. Imagine if you have someone like him to motivate you from primary school to college and graduation god I wish I had one

  44. Because we aren't allow to say anything. I can come outside, you will see someone gonna kill me because there system don't allow the creativity and new minds.

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