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MARY CARILLO

Sportscaster and Former Tennis Star
Elon University | May 24, 2014

There is a distinct thrill to committing to something, to being 'all in'.


SPEECH EXCERPTS

“Get into something and see where it takes you. If you really seem to like it, get good at it"

"There’s nothing like competence. Your bosses will recognize it and appreciate that quality immediately.”

“It’s one of the best qualities to have, the ability to reset after you’ve taken a hard hit," Carillo said. "I’ve had the pleasure and privilege of seeing the human spirit in full flight in incredible ways.”

"I'm not asking you kids to change the whole world. But if you’re kind, you’re doing far more than you know. There’s nothing more powerful than kindness," she said. "If you’re kind to people, if you change one life because of how you treat someone, and if that person in turn is kind to someone else, that’s how this great spinning world of ours really changes."

Source: Elon University

Posted on: 07/31/14

 

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