I feel very inspired by his speech 2005 at Stanford University as Steve Jobs was sharing 3 stories of his life. The truth and wisdom of any of his stories was simple, yet quite powerful and meaningful to me.
Connecting the dots – Trust and Follow your Heart
- It is impossible connecting the dots looking forward, but it is very, very clear looking backwards 10 years later. So you have to trust that the dots somehow connect in your future. You have to trust into something, god, destiniy, life, karma whatever, because believing that your dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even if it leads you of the well-worn path, but that will make all the difference.
Love and Loss – Sometimes life is going to hit the head with a brick, don’t loose faith.
- The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. Sometimes life is going to hit the head with a brick, don’t loose faith. You got to find what you love. And the only way, you do great work is that you love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, don’t settle, keep looking.
Death – Single Best Invention of Life. It is a Change Agent
- Remembering we’d all be dead soon is the most important tool I ever encountered, help me make the big choices in life, because almost everything, all external expectations, all pride or fear of embarrassement or failure, these things just fall away in the face of death. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma which is living by others‘ people thinking. Don’t let the noise of other people’s opinion ground out your 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.