“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
And why is everything else secondary? Because you can’t give of yourself to others effectively, or encourage them to live authentically, if you haven’t done it yourself yet!
Please enjoy an incredible commencement speech, given at Stanford in 2005, by a man who never graduated from college. It’s about finding something you love to do, and not settling until you do. It’s also about living each day as if it were your last:
“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.”
Jobs Apple Bio.