January 23, 2012

Thought-provoking excerpt from Steve Jobs speech

In the speech, viewed by millions of people around the world in the days following his death, Jobs spoke publicly for the first time about his own possibly failing health-using that for his foil in telling students: 
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life-have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. 
They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. 
Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything-all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure-these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. 
Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

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