"Class of 2013, all the planning and preparation in the world can’t prepare you for the many twists that are coming your way. Just today one of you may meet the guy you will marry — or the guy you will divorce. You can’t predict it all. People will tell you to plan things out as best you can. They will tell you to focus. They will tell you to follow your dreams. They will all be right.
"But they will also be a little bit wrong. Never be so faithful to your plan that you are unwilling to consider the unexpected. Never be so faithful to your plan that you are unwilling to entertain the improbable opportunity that comes looking for you. And never be so faithful to your plan that when you hit a bump in the road — or when the bumps hit you — you don’t have the fortitude, grace, and resiliency to rethink and regroup.
"So to all of you who have always known what you wanted to be when you grow up, go get ‘em. But for everyone, plans or no plans, keep a little space in your heart for the improbable. You won’t regret it."
Source: LinkedIn Author Elizabeth Warren