The first speech by Barack Obama that I have come across. Given at the graduation ceremony of Southern New Hampshire University (in 2007), the speech has some lessons to learn about leadership and making decisions in life.

The key messages as summarized here are:

  • The world doesn’t just revolve around you” — you have to learn to see things through other people’s eyes.”
  • “Challenge yourself. Take some risks in your life.”
  • “Persevere”.