I think I have a fourth motto to add to my life. The first three are: Stay Positive, Never Stop Improving, and Respect The Journey. No I have to add “Follow Your Heart.” I’m in the middle of reading a book called “What would Steve Jobs do?” and it isn’t necessarily a biography about Mr. Jobs’ life, but more based on his way of running his business. Although they do tell you about his life and his story, that is just the foundation for why he did what he did in business.
Anyways, in this book there is a passage from Steve Jobs’ 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University. He said:
“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything—all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure—these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”
With that said I encourage everyone today, if you are not doing it already, to follow your heart. Life is too short and we are not guaranteed a another second. We have to take advantage of every breath, and Oprah said it best (Oprah- Follow your heart). Some people may not understand why you do what you do, and honestly you can’t blame them, because it’s not their destiny, it’s yours. Sky is the limit for us all! Stay Positive, Never Stop Improving, Follow Your Heart, and Respect the Journey!