Charlie Day, actor, producer, and screenwriter — a.k.a. Charlie on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia — gave the commencement speech at Merrimack College's 64th undergraduate commencement ceremony. As you would expect, it was incredibly funny, but it also offered some valuable insights on life.
Personally, I related to the advice on overcoming fear of failure the most. This consisted of the following three quotes:
"Be willing to fail. Let yourself fail. Fail in the way and the place where you would want to fail. Fail, pick yourself up, and fail again. Because without this struggle, what is your success anyway."
"You cannot let a fear of failure, or a fear of comparison, or a fear of judgement stop your from doing what's going to make you great. You cannot succeed without this risk of failure. You cannot have a voice without the risk of criticism. You cannot love without the risk of loss. You must go out and you must take these risks."
" [...] Trust your own voice, your own ideas, your honesty, your vulnerability, and through this you will find your way. You do not have to be fearless, just don't let fear stop you."
But, the advice didn't stop there, so be sure to give the rest of the speech a watch!