Inspiration :: For the Recent Graduate

The summer graduation season is coming to a close, but how do you keep you graduate inspired for their next step in life?

"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself"

-- George Bernard Shaw


Life after high-school and college takes some getting used to, and every day is a test of courage, faith, and indomitability in the "Real World." If you have a recent graduate that might be thinking the world is too big, eager to hit the ground running, or just looking for inspiration in the everyday, feel free to pass along some of Vignette's favorite "TED Talks" for recent grads and young adults alike:

Dan Gilbert, The Surprising Science of HappinessSusan Cain, The Power of IntrovertsDavid Kelley, How To Build Your Creative ConfidenceDerek Sivers, How To Start a MovementRegina Hartley, Why the Best Hire Might Not Have the Perfect Resume

If you're looking for more inspiration for your grad, young adults, or even yourself take a look at Shauna Niequist's 2010 article "What To Know When You're 25(ish)" from Relevant MagazineNiequist does a wonderful job of highlighting the realities of young professionals lives, and the fear of having uncertainty, all the while celebrating youthful vitality in Relevant Magazine's most read and arguably inspriational article ever.