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Don’t Be Afraid to Fall: Brené Brown Delivers Message of Resilience for 2020 Graduates

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Internationally acclaimed researcher and author, UT Austin graduate and McCombs School of Business visiting professor Brené Brown delivered a message of resilience and hope for 2020 graduates at The University of Texas at Austin’s Spring Commencement ceremony.

Brown was the keynote speaker for this year’s virtual ceremony, which included a celebratory Tower lighting and live conferring of degrees.

“My falls have taught me a hundred times more than any of my achievements ever have, ever could and ever will,” Brown told graduates. “I owe 100 percent of my accomplishments to taking smart risks and trusting myself.”

Brown’s speech is below and available on UT Austin’s YouTube channel.