After college, I went to law school for three years, and then into my dream job at a big NY law firm.
But even though it had been my dream, I didn't like it once I got there.
For the first time, I was feeling financially secure, but I knew I wasn't passionate enough about what I was doing.
And because I didn't love it, I would never be fulfilled from it, or be really good at it.
Someone who loved it more would have greater enthusiasm and focus.
For some it was fun; for me it was always going to be a horrible chore.
After five years at a law firm, I decided I wanted to try something different.
I came home and told my wife I was quitting, and she cried. And not out of happiness.
Anyway, it worked out. I got a new job at a small Wall Street firm. I have been rejected every other one.
We got bought out by a larger firm, and I ended up remaining at a large firm...Goldman Sachs.
In my career, I've been fortunate to know and work with many of this country's top CEOs and business leaders.
I'm always struck by a certain passion that defines them.
While they may be wealthy and powerful, their passion goes beyond money and power.
I won't stand here and tell you those are bad things.
They are be pretty good, but only if you have a larger purpose in mind.
If you don't have passion for your work or the drive to make a better life for your kids than your own, then you won't have what it takes to keep you going.
So, I'd like to leave you with some specific advice that will hopefully keep you going.
First, confidence really matters. Recognize you have earned the right to be confident.
Most of you have made great sacrifices and overcome great obstacles to get where you are today.
You built up muscles that others who've had an easier time don't have.
Those muscles will serve you for the rest of your life.
My struggle to get to and through college turned out to be an advantage for me.
The disadvantages you have had become part of your personal history and track record, all advantages in your later life. So confidence is justified.
Second, find a job that you like. You'll be better at it and you'll last longer in it.
Having said that, in a tough economy, or because of family pressures, you may not aways be able take a risk with a job choice.
1.take a risk 冒险
例句：When we take a risk we cannot know beforehand what will happen, but if we try our best we are certain to gain something positive from the experience whether we win or lose.
2.business leader 商业领袖
例句：What traits and characteristics should this new generation of business leader possess?
3.make sacrifice 做出牺牲
例句：Parents often make sacrifice In educate their children .
4.turn out 结果是
例句：Unfortunately they do not turn out to be more creative; they only feel that way.