Good Morning everyone. How are you guys doing? I’m feeling a little jaded but good. Had my holy hour, swam and spent some time with my mummy 🙂 ❤ that’s why today’s post is a little later than normal. Love you mum 🙂
So I’m joined at Starbucks by a few friends studying for their finals and not my normal Café Mocha, but with a dash of hazelnut, I think I’ll stick to normal Café Mocha after his 🙂
So today is Tuesday and I’ve picked Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address
Steve Jobs is part of my Council (a team of great/inspiration people who are my role models/inspirations etc) and he has been for some time. Not the nicest person you’ll find but definitely a great man. I won’t go into depth here about him, he’ll be Octobers Crazy One.
His commencement speech addresses many issues that we face in life, and always helped me to re-focus and realigned myself. Whenever I need something to help me get thinking, I watch this
Reminds me always live my own life, and not somebody else’s, that things that really suck (like the last 2-3 years with the health and dropout) can be a blessing and help you achieve and reach your best. It may not seem like it wt the moment when shit hits the fan, it never will, but you just got to remain positive and keep moving forward. It’s not easy, it’ll get hard. Thats when you look to your loved ones for support and your Council for inspiration. That will be the difference.
You may not be able to connect the dots now, but it’ll be worth it one day.
Life has a way of taking away that which you love, stay strong, keep moving forward. Remember last weeks post, Tuesday Morning Inspiration 3, re-read it.
Death is the best invention of life, your life is short, don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do,” he told the Stanford grads in 2005.
“If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.”
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it 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.”
“Almost everything–all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure–these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”
Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish.
Watch the clip above
Straight From The Heart,