Sunday, September 9, 2012

Steve Jobs

We all know the brilliance this man possessed and all the innovations he has made in the world. I was truly moved when I heard a clip of a speech he gave to the graduating class of 2005 of Standford Univeristy. I first heard a clip this speech on a track by Nipsey Hussle entitled "Who Detached Us". This excerpt is my favorite and quite motivating to say the least. "No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.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." - Steve Jobs Hopefully you will find this as inspiring as I did.