"No specific job or career goal defines me, and it should not define you. In 2000—in 2000—I told graduates to not be afraid to fail, and I still believe that. But today I tell you that whether you fear it or not, disappointment will come. The beauty is that through disappointment you can gain clarity, and with clarity comes conviction and true originality." -Conan O'Brien
'Work hard, be kind and amazing things will happen,' O'Brien says
This is the text of the Commencement address by Conan O'Brien, delivered on June 12, 2011.