The creator of "Grey's Anatomy", and "Scandal", Shonda Rhimes tells graduates to stop dreaming and start doing.
The queen of ABC drama delivered a serious reality check during a commencement speech at Dartmouth College.
, graduated from Dartmouth
in 1991 and she admitted she had a hard time and debated with herself about doing the speech, but she did it because she welcomed the challenge.
In the speech, she admits to never dreamed about being a TV writer.
“You know what I wanted to be? I wanted to be Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison. That was my dream,” she asserted.
She would also say that years later, after becoming a TV writer, she would have dinner with her role model.
“All she wanted to talk about was ‘Grey's Anatomy
,'” She remembered, “That never would have happened if I hadn't stopped dreaming of becoming her and gotten busy becoming myself.”
Her words point out that if you wish to obtain something, you must go out there and work on it.
Check out the commencement speech below to learn what "Grey's Anatomy" creator believes it takes for success.
In May 2007, Shonda Rhimes was named one of TIME magazine's
100 people who help shape the world.
Shonda Rhimes' new show for
ABC is the legal series How to Get Away with Murder, which will debut in the 2014-15 season.
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