Sunday, May 11, 2008

"Don't waste your time living someone else's life"

With graduation day upon us, I thought recent college graduates (and in fact all of us) would benefit from some inspiring words of advice from Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder. His commencement address at Stanford University is captured in this brief video that you won't want to miss.

If you don't know his history, Steve Jobs is one of the most successful and innovative entrepreneurs of our time. He's also a college drop-out - a choice he credits with his success today. He doesn't advocate dropping out as a method but rather strongly advocates following your heart. He also points out how quickly time passes and that we don't live forever. His poignant words of advice ring true no matter what your age, "Don't waste your time living someone else's life."

I want to thank my client Kevin for sharing this insightful video with me so I can share it with all of you. Here's to you living your best life everyday!


CoachPaige said...

Thank you for bringing my attention to Steve's commencement speech, Maggie. I make a point to live my best life everyday and try to pass that along to others. And as someone who works with young people who may/may not know what they want in is great advice.

Maggie Mistal said...

My pleasure Coach Paige! It was actually my client Kevin who alerted me to the video. Since posting the speech I've referred several people to it, to inspire them to live their dreams. Glad you are too. Thanks for your comment!

Monica said...

hey, this was cool. I also really liked your Confucius saying. you really do have to constantly work on yourself, explore, challenge yourself and adapt yourself to gain wisdom and happiness. Thanks for pointing it out!

Maggie Mistal said...

Glad you liked the Confucius saying Monica. For those of you who missed it is again... "They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom."