In early 2006, myself and my girlfriend of 1 year (now nearly 7 years) watched Steve Jobs Stanford commencement address on youtube. I remember showing it to her as I’d found it to be a deeply moving speech. It was often said of Steve Jobs that he knew what we wanted to buy before we knew it ourselves. Well, here, he knew what most of us want to say but are too afraid to acknowledge. Several years later those simple words resonate louder but the courage to follow the road less traveled is something few of us really have. But life is short and nobody ever did anything truly worthwhile or satisfying without commitment, dedication and stubborn desire.
“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.” – Steven Paul Jobs, 1955-2011