(yes, another post today. here’s the first one: shameless self-promotion)
tonight during the course of a conversation about the future with one of my three awesome brothers-in-law, i was directed to Steve Jobs’ 2005 commencement speech at Stanford.
such wise words from someone gone too soon; each one of his three life stories hits me right square in the jaw.
for my entire life, the crazy path i’ve been on has made no sense whatsoever.
given up at birth, adopted, taken, given back, given to someone else (thankfully), bullied, abused, falling in love with a woman the first time, married, becoming a father, abandoned, falling in love with a man the first time, losing him, finding her, gaining them, hurting–but never losing–her, pursuing and finding a new love, reconciling with my mother and reuniting with my baby brother, losing our mom, being hurt by the one i loved, abandoned again, finding more siblings….
“the only way you will 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.”
don’t waste it [time you’re given] living someone else’s life….don’t be trapped by dogma–the results of other people’s thinking…don’t let the noise of others opinions drown out your voice”