This week I want to talk about change. As you all most likely know, Steve Jobs passed away earlier this week. I am not at all one for getting really emotional when someone passes away, especially when I didn't know the person. But Steve Jobs definitely had an impact on the world. Lately there have been a lot of clips floating around of Job's Stanford Commencement Address in 2005. I didn't see this speech until earlier this week and am disappointed I hadn't seen it earlier. Let's break and watch the whole thing, the clips shown in the media don't do it justice... Please watch the whole thing!
The quote I have had in my mind since I watched this video was:
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life."
I think it's extremely important to remember what you're passionate about. Is the thing you are doing, what you should be doing? Are you stuck in a rut? Do you wake up morning after morning dreading the day you are about to have? .... If so, it is time for a change. I realize that it's difficult to make changes, and I know the change gets even harder when you have a husband/wife and kids depending on you. But you need to "stay hungry, stay foolish." Be hungry enough to want to change and be foolish enough to give it a shot. Your family will stand behind you because I promise they are more concerned with your happiness than the security your current path provides.
Bottom line: If you're not happy, make a change. You don't live forever, in fact, you will most certainly die. And we have too few days on Earth to have regrets.
"Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. 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. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."