Happy Monday You Guys!
Good Morning Everyone! Happy Columbus Day! Wasn’t traffic awesome today?! LOL So instead of bringing you guys a song to start of your week right… I wanted to introduce Steve Job’s 2005 Commencement Speech to Stanford University’s graduating class.
“If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today? Whenever the answer has been ‘no’ for too many days in a row I know I need to change something. “
Since Steve passed away five days ago I have probably listened to this speech 10 times. I think it’s important for others to listen to it as well.
I know there have been some days were I get up and I just CANNOT do this anymore. I’m talking about my job and being dissatisfied with what I’m doing to pay my bills. This job is far from unglamorous and, honestly, I know I am better than this position. Yes, I have been activately looking for a new job. It’s hard out there… I know… I mean it took me six month to find this one. In reality I cannot do this anymore. I’m quite honestly tired of using my God given skills to make someone else richer and more successful. I feel as though they are milking me for all I’m worth and paying me crap. Don’t get me wrong… I’m not bad mouthing this company… I’m just saying that I know I can do better. Now KNOWING and actually DOING are two different concepts.
So rather than sit around and complain about how my life sucks I am actually doing something about it. I actually drew a five year pyramid of where I want to be. Once I reach that goal I have a prize I want to give myself… what is it? I won’t tell… but it’s pretty bad ass.
I honestly have been great a setting goals and sticking to them. I was off track for a long time because honestly, I didn’t know where I wanted to go. I can blame my mistakes on others and situations going wrong that were not within my control. Honestly, at the end of the day, we all need to be accountable for our actions in life. Yeah, life may have thrown you a curveball… but could you have protected yourself prior to that happening? In most cases the answer will be yes.
I think must of us won’t do things because of fear of failure. I believe all the greats ones recognized that failure was a possibility, but weren’t scared of it. Really in history… we know of the greats mistakes, but we always praise the achievements. At some point we all fail at something. We should remove our pride and not live in fear of failure. A life lived in fear is only a life half lived.
“Sometimes life is going to hit your head with a brick. Don’t loose faith.”
On the track to the finish line expect the unexpected. The real winners are the ones who don’t let the hurdles stop them. You must learn to work with what you think maybe bad… when in actuality it might be good. Learn from all your experiences. These things don’t come to you for no reason.
“Your time is limited. Don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t b trapped by dogma which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other people’s opinion drown out your own inner voice. And most important… have the courage to follow your heart and your own intuition. They someone already know what you truelly want to become.”
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