YourMondayMotivator: Steve Jobs

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  • April 24, 2006

I have been looking forward to sending this weeks Monday Motivator since I read an article about Steve Jobs in the April 15th Canvas (comes with the Weekend Herald). Steve is the guy who gave us the Apple computer and the iPod.

He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and told to get his affairs in order ‘you only have 3 to six months to live’. Having thought he was going to die Steve had an epiphany which he shared with Stanford University students. What he told them is succinct and a lesson to live by.

‘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.’ – Steve Jobs

Now I have some questions for you.

Why do we wait until we think we are going to die before we live how we are meant to, as ourselves?

Why is it we dont live like this now?

Live like Steve’s lesson says NOW and don’t wait. You might not be able to be cured like Steve was.

Have a terrific week, and tomorrow, please take a minute to think of the heroes who died so we may live how we want to.