Lou Holtz Rocks It at Franciscan U #Steubenville

Congratulations to the graduating class of Franciscan University at Steubenville! For so many reasons, your future is bright and your gifts are greatly needed.

I was thrilled to be able to be a fly on the wall for your recent commencement speech delivered by one of my favorites, Lou Holtz! I thought I’d share it with our readers here, just in case they need a little pep talk from one of the world’s greatest motivators:

Lou Holtz cropped
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jordon Beesley [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Now “Doctor” Holtz shared some laughs with you, but also gave you some tremendous wisdom:

“A lot of you are going to be successful,” Holtz said. “You’re going to go make a lot of money and when you die it ends. But hopefully everybody in this graduating class is going to be significant. Being significant is when you help other people be successful, and that lasts many a lifetime after.”

Holtz ended with a piece of advice, saying, “Want to be happy for an hour, eat a steak. Want to be happy for a day, play golf. Want to be happy for week, go on a cruise. … Want to be happy for a month, buy a new car. Want to be happy for a year, win the lottery. Want to be happy for a lifetime, put your faith in Jesus Christ.”

Congratulations Grads, and thanks for sharing your speaker with us!

"Only good things are to come!! Saying yes is the best. See you around, friend."

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