Thursday, 25 August 2011

...a Job well done...

As Steve Jobs, the college-drop out and revolutionary co-founder of Apple steps down, I just had to share this amazing speech, given by him to college graduates at Stanford a few years back. The full excerpt is 15 minutes and worth every second. Here are a few of the most inspiring quotes...

"much of what I stumbled into by following my curiosity and intuition turned out to be priceless later on..."

"You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever - because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well worn path..and that will make all the difference."

"Sometimes life's gonna hit you on the head with a brick - don't lose faith. I'm convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You've got to find what you love and that's as true for your work as it is for your lovers. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking and don't settle."

"Remembering you are going to die is the best way to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart... Your time is limited. Don't waste it by living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma which is living with the results of other people's thinking...don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice...and most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition...they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."

"Stay hungry. Stay foolish."

What a great voice of wisdom, huh? Thank you for the inspiration Steve - you're the apple of my eye! ;)