سخنرانی فرانک ابگ‌نیل(Frank Abagnale) در گوگل پر است از نکات آموزنده. پیشنهاد می‌کنم دست‌کم نیم‌ساعت ابتدایی این سخنرانی را ببینید. فیلم Catch Me if You Can از روی داستان زندگی فرانک ابگ‌نیل ساخته شده است.

آدرس سخنرانی: Frank Abagnale: “Catch Me If You Can” | Talks at Google

 

I was very fortunate because I was raised in a great country where everyone gets a second chance. I owe my country 800 times more than I can ever repay it over these past four decades. That is why I am at the FBI today 32 years after the federal court order expired requiring me to do so. I have turned down three pardons from three sitting presidents of the United States because I do not believe, nor will I ever believe, that a piece of paper will excuse my actions, that only in the end, my actions will.
40 plus years ago, on an undercover assignment in Houston, Texas, I met my wife. When the assignment was over, I broke protocol to tell her who I really was. I didn’t have a dime to my name. But I eventually asked her to marry me. Against the wishes of her parents, she did.
Now, I could sit up here and tell you that I was born again, I saw the light, prison rehabilitated me. But the truth is God gave me a wife. She gave me three beautiful children. She gave me a family. And she changed my life, she and she alone. Everything I have, everything I’ve achieved, who I am today is because of the love of a woman. And the respect three boys have for their father is something I would never ever jeopardize.
There comes a time in all of our lifetime, we grow older. And eventually, if we’re fortunate enough, we have children. And as every parent knows, whether your child’s three months old or 38 years old, when you lay ahead a pillow at night, you’re just about to close your eyes, the last thing you think about, the last thing you worry about are your children. So if you still have your mother, you still have your father, you give them a hug. You give them a kiss. You tell them you love them while you can.
And to those men in the audience, both young and old, I would remind you what it truly is to actually be a man. It has absolutely nothing to do with money, achievements, skills, accomplishments, degrees, professions, positions. A real man loves his wife. A real man is faithful to his wife. And real men, next to God and his country, put his wife and his children as the most important thing in his life.
Steven Spielberg made a wonderful film. But I’ve done nothing greater, nothing more rewarding, nothing more worthwhile, nothing that’s actually brought me more peace, more joy, more happiness, more content in my life than simply being a good husband, a good father, and what I strive to be every day of my life–a great daddy.

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