Sunday, February 15, 2009

Your Time is Limited

I visted a site that had some great material about having passion in your life. Be excited about who you are and what you do. I wanted to share some of it here. Earlier, I provided a link to the Jobs address at Stanford. Here is a quote from that speech:

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 [Stanford Speech 2005]

The article talks about a lot of things, but here some of the ones that really struck me.

What moves you, excites you, keeps you up at night and wakes you up in the morning? What are some things you can’t stop thinking about, daydreaming about? Deep down inside, what do you truly want for yourself? If you had all the money, time, and resources you needed, how would you live your life? What would you stand for?

Block off some time this week to reassess if you’re living in full congruency with your passion.

If you’re doing anything right now that’s not in line with what you truly want, you are not living with passion. Without passion, you’ll never be your most charismatic, attractive, and influential self, living a life you enjoy and being someone that others enjoy being around.

So stand for what you believe in. Express the things you love, and what you hate – if the time calls for it. Be clear on what you want, and what your values are. Don’t compromise, and never settle. Say what needs to be said, sing when you feel like singing, dance when you feel like dancing. Don’t apologize for it either. This is your birthright.

Jump to here for more on this.

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