Steve Jobs’ example as one of the masters of technology of the 20th and 21st centuries is enduring. After his death in 2011, his message has been maintained over time.
One of the most emotional moments in Jobs’ life occurred during the Stanford University graduation ceremony on June 12, 2005.
Jobs gave a speech in which he explained three stories from his life, which marked him as a person and professional. For many, they are lessons to be successful and happy in life.
However, let’s remember that, in the end, this was Steve Jobs’ roadmap. Everyone has their own, the way to go. But from here some good example can be drawn.
The Stanford Discourse is based on:
We are going to publish the most outstanding phrases of the Stanford Discourse, which can serve as life lessons.
trust something, always
“You can’t connect the dots by looking straight ahead; you can only connect them facing the rear. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust something: your gut, fate, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down and has made a huge difference in my life.”
Don’t lose faith and find what you love
“Sometimes life hits you over the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I am convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You have to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.”
always follow your heart
“Remembering that I will die soon is the most important tool I have found to help me make the important decisions in life. Because almost everything, all external expectations, all pride, all fear of shame or failure, these things simply fade 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 of to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”
Not listening to others
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t get caught up in 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 importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and your intuition. Somehow they already know what you really want to become. Everything else is secondary”.
Be in constant search of learning
“Stay hungry. Stay silly” (as an inspiration to always look for the best and keep learning).
In this link You can fully read Steve Jobs’ speech from June 12, 2005.