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10 Quotes for Graduates!

10 Quotes for Graduates!

First, I would like to take the opportunity to say congratulations to all recent graduates! I’m sure you’ve all received your classification and well done everyone! You should be proud of what you have achieved, especially in the current circumstances.

Today, I have gathered 10 quotes for you all which I think might be helpful in the coming chapters of your life.


1. Follow your passion.

If you already know what your passion/area of interest is, go for it! Explore all the opportunities available, the industry, career, the people… If you haven’t figured out where you want to develop your future yet, don’t worry. You’ve still got time. It’s best to spend some time and figure out your real passion rather than wasting the time in the wrong industry.

2. Chase your wildest dream.

Ask yourself: What is the ultimate goal in your life? Remember those ambitious goals you had when you were a child? As we grow older, we always become more and more realistic and tend not to dream too much. My advice is: Dream big! Don’t let anything limit your dreams, chase your wildest dream and remember, you only live once.

3. Live the life you’ve imagined.

Life is an adventure, recognise what you want in your life and work for it. It may sound simple, but sometimes people are living the life that others expect, not what they actually want. Tick off the stuff in your bucket list!

4. It’s okay to make mistakes.

It’s okay to make mistakes. Everyone makes mistakes, big ones, small ones. When you make a mistake, accept the fact, treat it as a lesson and move on. Making mistakes is not a problem, the issue is that people don’t learn from mistakes and keep making the same mistake again and again.

5. Failure is part of success.

Again, failure is nothing scary. All successful people have failed, failure is just part of your life that leads to success. Just because you failed once, doesn’t mean that you are going to fail everything.

6. Time flies, make good use of your time.

Time quickly goes by, so spend your time on the things that money can’t buy. Make a plan on what you want to achieve in 5, 10, 20 years and follow it! Ten or twenty years may sound like a long time, but time actually goes quicker than you think.

7. Be yourself, be who you are.

Everyone is unique, your personality, your identity. Be true to yourself, don’t fake it because you want to please others or you think it might attract others. You’re most attractive when you’re being yourself, so appreciate who you are and be confident!

8. Step out of your comfort zone and take the risk.

I understand that it’s not easy to step out of your comfort zone and do something that you’re not comfortable with. It may feel risky but sometimes a new opportunity is only found when you’re outside your comfort zone.

9. You are stronger than you think.

Life is never gonna be smooth and easy all the time. If life knocks you down, remember…


Finally, you can do this! No matter what challenges you’re facing, remember you can do this!


Congratulations again!

See you next week.

Hoi Yan

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