Sci-fi/fantasy author Neil Gaiman gave a powerfully inspirational commencement speech at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia this year and it has been blowing up around the internet this week.

If you’re a freelancer or even a “creative” in any way, shape or form, do yourself a huge favor and take 20, uninterrupted minutes and watch this.

Neil talks about not knowing what you’re doing at first, then getting started and doing… the problems of failure and of success, making mistakes, and making good art.

Read the Full Transcript from Neil Gaiman’s Address
Read the “10 Second Version” here

Thanks to my husband for passing this on to me!