2018年，美国《时代》杂志公布了2018时代百大人物名单（2018 TIME 100）！在全世界票选出100位影响世界的人物，休斯顿的大明星J.J.Watt光荣上榜！现在一起和英语演讲君听听这位牛x的球员！99号就是JJ Watt的毕业演讲。
Please help me in welcoming, the man who's been called a beast on the field and a saint off, JJ Watt.
>> J.J. Watt: I broke it.Sorry.Hang on.I'm fixing it.
All right. We're good. I think.
Madison, it is absolutely incredible to be here.
Thank you very much for having me in this beautiful city.
I've obviously lived in Texas for the last eight or so years, and it's been fantastic. The people are great. The food is delicious, and they love football, which is obviously good for me.
But I have to admit that it's great to be back in a place where I can order fried cheese curds and chocolate custard and not get looked at like I have three heads.
I've been trying to spread the word.
Fried cheese curds just will not catch on. Last night, I sat down to a Friday fish fry, with some potato pancakes and a delicious Spotted Cow.
You do yeah, yeah you have had one or two yourselves, I know. You do not realize how difficult it is to get Spotted Cow outside the State of Wisconsin, until you live outside the State of Wisconsin.
Every time I come back here, I pack it in my suitcase and I smuggle it out like I'm Pablo Escobar.
If anybody here lives in Texas, my fridge is stocked! But in all seriousness, I'm extremely humbled and honored to be here today.
I want to say thank you first to the Chancellor.
I want to say thank you to the faculty, the senior class officials, and, of course, to the University of Wisconsin graduating class of 2019.
When I was first asked to be the commencement speecher Geez Louise great job J.J. There we go. Maybe I should have wrote it down.
When I was first asked to be the commencement speaker, I had media a couple days after I had a press conference
in Houston and they asked, "Have you written your speech yet?"
And I said, no. I don't write speeches. And they said, "Well, what are you going to have on the Teleprompter?
And I said, nothing, leave it black.
I don't care.
And then after that people reached out to me.
I had many, many people reach out to me and said, "I want to help you write your speech." Professional speech writers said, I will help you write your speech.
All of these people said I want to help your write your speech. What do you want to write? I can write it for you.
And My response was and I hope I'm right I think they asked me to be their speaker, because they want to hear what I have to say. Not what you have to say.Thank you.
Not what a speech writer can write for me.
Not what I can sit down and write out over the course of multiple months, what I think you want to hear.
I think, and I hope, that you want to hear what I have learned throughout my time, and what the University of Wisconsin has taught me.
What my career has taught me. What some of the things that I've been through in my life have taught me.
One person on social media, who I assume is here today, even reached out and said, how dare you?
I worked for four years for my degree.
How dare you not prepare for your speech?Okay?
I got it. All right?
Just because I didn't write a speech down does not mean that I didn't prepare. I spent time watching YouTube videos of many commencement speeches from many different people.
Just like you, I read a whole lot of Wikipedia pages.
And last night, I crammed it all in and wrote something down on this little piece of paper.
But I am prepared. I did think it through.
And when I was watching those videos, I learned a lot of different things. One thing that I saw, was that a lot of people made lists.
Lists of life rules and goals and things you should follow.
And I thought to myself I don't think I'm a list guy.
I don't know if I don't know if I'm going to write a list.
I don't know if I want to There's a lot of people in this audience that are a helluva lot smarter than me, and I probably shouldn't be telling them how to live life. And then I started to write my speech and what I wanted to talk about not write it up here.
And what I wanted to talk about was Dream Big Work Hard.
I started my foundation when I was at this university as a junior.
I got a whole lot of help from the legal department at this school. They helped me work through the 501C3 paperwork, they had me work through how to start a foundation, and Dream Big Work Hard was my motto. Because I truly believe that you should have as big of dreams as you want in this world.
Never let anybody tell you you can't accomplish those dreams. I once had a teacher that told me my dream
of one day playing in the NFL was unrealistic. Well, hello.
I also had people who believed in me. And those people helped me get to where I was. You should have as big of dreams as you want to have.
Don't ever let anyone tell you otherwise. But to accomplish those dreams you must be willing to put in the work.
You must be willing to put in the time, the effort, the energy, the sacrifices that it takes to make those big dreams come true.
And so as I sat there, and I started going through what I wanted to say to you today, and how I wanted to get my message across, I thought to myself, well, son of a gun, this
sounds a lot like a list.
So what I have for you today, is four lessons that I've learned about following your dreams.