This Lisa Kudrow video about failing in your 20s is going viral

Mimi Launder
Tuesday 26 September 2017 10:45
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Nothing can beat advice from your Friends.

So it's no wonder that a 2010 graduation speech from actress Lisa Kudrow, who played Phoebe Buffay in the now iconic sitcom, is going viral online.

For someone who is so mind-bogglingly successful, Kudrow's words are more relatable than you might think, particularly for people in their 20s.

No one told her life was gonna be this way.

But Kudrow battled through disappointments to reach a happy ending.

In the speech, she explains that she was devastated after being fired from TV show Frasier following the pilot.

She said:

Everyone knew it was going to be a hit - and it was. 

This time, it was really hard not to think that it wasn't meant to be, my career as an actress. 

She added:

I understand that because the 20s - they are that time in your life when you're really getting acquainted to self-doubt when there's so much seemingly at stake.

So let me reassure you.

It's not supposed to be easy.

You're supposed to have moments of uncertainty about which path to take because the 20s are full of crossroads. 

When one door closes, another door always opens.

It really does. That's what I would tell myself to keep those moments of doubt only moments.

It worked. I kept going.

After many auditions, I was the second person cast in the pilot called 'Friends Like Us', which would be later changed to 'Friends'. 

She finished her speech with a line we should always remember.

So. thank God I got fired.

There is a reason for everything.

Thanks, Lisa for saying what we all needed to hear.

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