An oldie but a goodie from Minda Zetlin:
If you want to learn how to get the most out of your life, there isn’t a much better teacher than Steve Jobs, who appeared to pack several lifetimes, never mind several careers, into his 56 years on our planet. And though Jobs did not discuss his life or his unconventional choices in public all that often, one notable exception was his commencement speech to Stanford’s 2005 graduating class, where he laid out his philosophy as lessons anyone can follow.
The speech itself is a classic and worth a read. Zetlin found five life lessons worth repeating. I have issues with a few of them. Jobs may have been brilliant but he was incredibly selfish and self serving which probably hastened his death.
- Follow your heart and trust that it knows where it’s going.
- The worst thing that could happen might turn out to be the best thing that could happen.
- You are already naked.
- Don’t let anything drown out your inner voice.
- Stay hungry. Stay foolish.
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?