Thursday, December 15, 2011

Follow your heart

I just want to get to the point today and I can't say it any better than this:

"When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like, 'If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right.' Since then. . . I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself, 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' And whenever the answer has been 'no' for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something. Your time is limited. . . . . 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. . . .Everything else is secondary."
-From Steve Jobs' June 12, 2005, Standford Commencement Address

I don't think I have to explain who Steve Jobs is, and you've probably read this quote a few other places in the last 2 months. I am moved everytime I read another article about the man. I mean, who cares if you liked him personally or love or hate Apple. You cannot deny the man manifested his visions beautifully and powerfully and artfully. I love the way he thought of the first Mac as a bicylce. He even wanted to name it "Bicycle" (the orginial MacIntosh, not the Apple I). Do you know why? Bob Bellville, a senior engineer at Apple at the time said, "A bicycle, (Steve) felt, was the most efficient device that coupled human energy to motion, and the Mac coupled human creativity to the human world. We stuck with MacIntosh." from Death of a Genius, People, October 24, 2011, p.66

Love it. Just love it.

Follow your heart, people. Follow your heart.

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