Steve Jobs: How to live before you die….
I wanted to share about one of TED Talks videos on Steve Jobs speech at a Standard graduation that I found to be inspiring. It as recorded in 2005. He told the
class 3 stories that illustrate some lessons he learned and that I want to briefly want to pass on as these are great words of wisdom.
The first story was about connecting the dots in life. He stated that you cannot connect the dots of your life moving forward, but only in looking backward. You need to trust, believe that your passion that allows you to leave the well, worn path and follow your heart will be where you need to travel. And you will be able to connect the dots after to see how you got to where you are going.
His second story spoke about when he started at age 20 to build Apple and how at age 30 he was fired from his company by the board of directors very publicly. He said it gave him the opportunity to start over as a beginner and he built Next and Pixar and ended up working for Apple again when they bough Next. He encouraged all to find out what you love in work and to do what you believe is great. To not settle and keep looking to do the work you love.
Lastly he spoke about a quote he cam across at age 17,to live each day as if its your last, to start each day as if this is your last day are you doing what you want to do? If you get too many no’s, then change something. He also said there is no reason to now follow your heart. He said that death is the single best invention of life as it puts limitations on life and the importance of doing what you want. He encouraged all not to live someone else’s life but to follow your heart and intuition.
Great words from a great person! Link to Video below!