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06/11/2014 07:58 am ET Updated Aug 11, 2014

The Life Lesson We Can All Take From Those Fresh-Faced High School Grads

Need inspiration? Take a page from the young high school graduates and it will remind you of something we all need more of - a degree if innocence, optimism, belief, and adventure.

My son just graduated high school and aside from the overwhelming, surreal place we've all arrived in our lives -- that 18 years have passed us by, that my gorgeous little baby is now a young man about to go off into the big wide world alone and live a life that I won't be as much a part of -- it tears my heart out while I'm so incredibly proud and excited for him! Well, not really, but for the purpose of today's blog, it is...

As we sat through the graduation speeches, and listened to the words of these young adults, there were some moments of clarity in all that I do in this reinvention space.

We, as adults, have lost sight of the wonder, the hopefulness, the vision, and the world of opportunity that we once looked through the lenses of when we were younger.

We hear in these speeches an extraordinary sense of optimism and a great sense of adventure to take on the world. They don't speak about fear and the things they can't do and have to do. They speak of the excitement with which they're going to conquer the world and their own lives.

There's both a beauty and a truth in this that we must all remind ourselves of. The spirit of reinvention means going right back to that place, that moment in time, that feeling that sets your nerve endings on fire that you just want to jump out of your seat and go do something special with your life.

Take a moment and find that spirit in you -- hello, are you still in there? Get to the core of who you are and what you want and go out and create it. Don't let anyone or anything hold you back because of duty, conventional wisdoms, or the status quo. Pretend you're that 18-year-old graduating senior all over again and think about what would you do with your life if you could reinvent it all over again.

You can -- buy it may take some planning, some entry level positions, some late nights studying, some moments of stepping way out of your comfort zone. No one ever got anything without dedication, commitment and a sense of direction that wasn't worthwhile. So if you're seeking that way of inspired living, chart your course and go conquer your life!

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