I just want to share my speech in a school in Melbourne I wish that you would have fun reading it. Enjoy.

Good Day to Everyone,

Firstly, I would like to give my gratitude to the one above, to all the administrators and teachers of ACFE, to my family, to my friends and batchmates. I also want to congratulate everyone for a job well done.

Today, we are now a step closer to our dreams. Dreams that seemed impossible at first but now well within our reach.

This afternoon, I want to talk about the most common reason why dreams do not come true. It is the same reason in which why graveyards are full of unborn ideas and discoveries. I want to talk about fear.

We all had this experience where we would choose not to act on something that we really want to do, because it feels much more comfortable not to. I always ask myself everyday what it is that keeps me from doing it? What is keeping people like you and me away from achieving our goals? Is it failure or fear of failure? Is it rejection or fear of rejection? Is it criticism or fear of criticism? Is it disappointments or fear of disappointments? Is it losing or fear of losing? Is it risks or fear of risks? And the answer was quite obvious it was not rejection, criticism, disappointment, losing or risks; it was fear.

We always tend to over-analyze the situations that we’re into, and always think that the negative things are the only things that could happen. We often forget the positive and good things that could take place, and that is where our fault lies.

We will never know what lies ahead not until we take that first step. Bad things are bound to happen, but so will the good things. Good times may never last forever, but much more the bad times. The good and beautiful things always prevail.

Everything that we want to do there will always be half chance of it  happening, but the more we engage and give time to it the more likely it would happen. Never leave everything to fate, we also have control and we must do our best to achieve our success; because fate and hard work go hand in hand. Let’s face our fears and do the things that we want, because in the end even if we fail we could always try again.

I also want to take this time to say thank you to each and every one for making my stay here in Melbourne special.

Thank you for all of the small talks that each of us shared. Talks which started from questions like: How are you going? How is work? How is your life? How is the weather? How did you become friends? Where are you from? What is your name? and the most used ice breaker How are your grades going? These questions were questions that we have asked each other to strike and start a conversation. Conversations that turned into a connection and connections that became irreplaceable relationships in our lives.

When I think about this; it gives me a wave of nostalgia that makes me feel grateful of the things that we shared inside and outside of class. Even when things got a little crazy I won’t and will never regret asking these questions to each of you, because these simple questions became gifts which became very dear to me.

Having said this I want to urge all of you to do small talks more often. Most people might shut you down right from the start, but the few successful ones, mostly becomes a seed that turns into a beautiful flower. It may bloom and become more beautiful as time passes by; or it can bloom then just wither away, but whatever happens you will see its beauty one way or another. Like the relationships that we have made in our lives where some left and some stayed and to the few that became family.

In your journey in life never forget about the small talks and the small things because in the end; it is the small things that matter.

Thank you and have a good day.

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