I love learning of the mind power of successful people. What makes them get up every morning to try something that is insane without faltering in the belief of their product is truly encouraging. Last night, when the world lost Steve Jobs at such a young age, my mind stopped for a moment.
What if he never believed in himself?
What if after the idea for Macintosh came into his mind he quickly hushed it?
What if he never let himself feel the fear of failure in creating something so amazing that it has changed the way the world works?
What if he never tried?
He did believe.
He didn't hush his bold ideas.
He didn't let fear define and rule his life.
He took a chance because he knew that he had nothing to lose.
"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." – Steve Jobs, Stanford commencement speech 2005
"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. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. 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." –Steve Jobs,Stanford commencement speech 2005
Thank you Steve for impacting the world, you have been a true inspiration.