shonda rhimes dartmouth commencement address Watch Shonda Rhimes' Dartmouth Commencement Address: 'Ditch the dream and be a doer' Shonda Rhimes, scribe of “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal,” “How To Get Away With Murder” … and now, one of Dartmouth’s best commencement addresses ever.

The ABC queen of drama gave one of the most inspiring and unique graduation speeches when she gave a 20-minute address at Dartmouth College’s graduation ceremony on Sunday (June 8). The best part? When Rhimes told graduates to “ditch the dream.”

“Dreams are lovely. But they are just dreams. Fleeting, ephemeral, pretty. But dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It’s hard work that makes things happen. It’s hard work that creates change,” Rhimes says in her speech. “So, lesson one, I guess is: Ditch the dream and be a doer, not a dreamer. Maybe you know exactly what it is you dream of being, or maybe you’re paralyzed because you have no idea what your passion is. The truth is, it doesn’t matter. You don’t have to know. You just have to keep moving forward.”

Skip ahead to 1:41:20 to watch Rhimes’s full speech below:

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