Steve Jobs on Finding Meaning in Life

Not directly related to social networking, but I ran across a great speech given by Steve Jobs to a Stanford graduating class on finding meaning in life and overcoming challenges. I highly, highly recommend listening to his speech if you’re looking for any kind of inspiration.

Inspiring quotes:

“And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. And don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And with any great relationship, it just keeps getting better and better as the years go on. So keep looking – don’t settle.”

“If you live each day as if it was your last – some day you’ll most certainly be right.” “…if today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I’m about to do today? – and whenever the answer has been ‘no’ for too many days in a row, then I know I need to change something… Remembering that you are going to die, is the best way I know, to avoid the trap of thinking that you have something to lose. You are already naked – there is no reason not to follow your heart.”

“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 other’s 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.”

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