How to Live Before You Die – by Steve Jobs


I listened to this video today while I was working. It is amazing. I thought I could take a quote from it for my post today. It turns out that every sentence is pregnant with purpose and power. Instead of watching TV before going to bed, why not let this fill your head, so you can REALLY dream while you are sleeping.  

Steve Jobs dropped out of college because his family didn’t have enough money.  He then sat in the classes anyway, un-enrolled, going only to classes that interested him, with no pre-requisites. Later, he invented MacIntosh Computers and ended up getting fired from the company he had birthed. Still passionate about his work, he created Pixar, the amazing animated films company. Then he was diagnosed with cancer. He talks about the value of every failure and disaster, and how staying hungry and passionate is vital for a quality life.

Video: Steve Jobs: How to live before you die

Take Away Points:

Follow curiosity & intuition.

You can’t connect the dots looking forward, only looking back. Believing the dots will connect in the future helps to allow you to follow your heart now.

You’ve GOT to find what you love…. and that is as true for work as your relationships. Don’t settle. Keep looking.

Your time is limited. So, don’t waste it living someone else’s life.

Your heart and intuition already know what you want to become.

Steve’s parting wish:  “Stay Hungry…. Stay Foolish…”


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