Remembering Steve Jobs

A friend shared this speech on Facebook and I was glad I clicked on it. It gave me a glimpse into the insight and brilliance of the man they called, Steve Jobs.

In his speech, he shared 3 stories of his life.

Connecting the Dots

You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.

As I look back on my own life, I realize that there is some elements of truth in this. We really don’t know what to expect in life, all we can do is to follow our instincts to do the things we do now. As I look back in my life, some of the dots are beginning to connect. I just have to trust that the dots in my life will continue to connect.

Love and Loss

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… 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… 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. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.

The only reason why I love going to school everyday is because I love what I do. I could have been working in an IT-related line but I knew I didn’t love that. I kept looking and finally I found what I love, teaching. It is my hope that we all teach because we love to teach.

Death

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 others’ 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.

Too often many of us are trapped in living a life which is dictated by either our parents, friends or society. We are all gifted with different talents and abilities. It’s really important to have that courage to follow your heart and pursue what you love. I believe that is what life is all about. Life is simply too short to be making too many mistakes. Follow your heart!

Stay Hungry, stay foolish

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

This is a great reminder for all of us to never stop learning (stay hungry) and never be satisfied at what you already know and achieve. We should always stay foolish so that we will want to continue learning.

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