“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 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.” Steve Jobs, Stanford commencement speech, 2005.
I’ve seen this quote pop up on a few of my favorite blogs lately, and regardless of your view of Steve Jobs as a businessman or visionary, I really don’t see how anyone can argue the man was inspiring. Not only did he build and head one of the most successful companies of our time (hey, I said ONE of), he chose not to jump through the hoops everybody said he should do first. He took Frost’s road less traveled indeed, successfully.
Then he proved that life is short.
Sure, it’s never too late to follow your big dream and stuff, but it’s also the perfect time to start, isn’t it?