Today I come to you from Chicago as I sit at my graduation for my master's degree in business. One thing that struck me is how few people actually get where I am. Only 30% of Americans graduate college. 50% of bachelor degree students drop out and 30% of master degree students drop out. The most amazing thing to me is that only nine percent of Americans complete their master's degree. Even fewer are single mothers.
That is why in the graduate staging area I took a minute to gather a few of the single mothers in the crowd and took their picture. These women are in the top 10% of Americans. These women are living proof that you can do anything you put your mind to. In fact, that is the message of the key note speaker, Jack Canfield. No matter how many people tell you that you can not do something or tell you your dreams are stupid, do it anyway. Only you know what your dreams are. Just follow them because they know the way.
A single mother herself, has learned how to successfully raise strong, self reliant children that are sure to be assets to society.