Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.Conan O’Brien
January 2010. Conan O’Brien is the host of The Tonight Show. Actually, this was his final night as host of The Tonight Show. He had been promised The Tonight Show for him to host into the future and it was being taken away from him. NBC promised him the chance to take the reigns of The Tonight Show and they gave him a flat tire by allowing the former host, Jay Leno, to have a show on before his.
On this night, O’Brien is giving up his show. The show that was rightfully his. He’s giving it up because it would have been taken away from him if he hadn’t given it up. He looks into the camera and he tells people to not look at him with cynicism but to “Work hard and be kind, and amazing things will happen”.
In the biggest trials of his life, O’Brien encouraged people to be their best and work hard. This quote has been a staple in my life and it reminds me to work hard. This quote reminds me to be kind.
That is this week’s quote.