What Steve Jobs Taught Us About Following Your Heart And Intuition

Good Morning Reader(s),

How was your weekend?

Mine started out fairly busy, as I attended the Lethbridge Fall Business Expo Kickoff Lunch & Ribbon Cutting with Arlene Dickinson

I had the opportunity to meet one of my She-roes “Arlene Dickinson”.I’ve been inspired by her strength and tenacity for a long time.

Dickinson is best known to Canadians as one of the venture capitalists on the award-winning CBC series Dragons’ Den, The Big Decision and marketing expert on Recipe to Riches.  She is the author of two books, the number one bestselling book, Persuasion and her most recent best-selling release, All In. 

What an honour it was to meet her!

 Fall Business Expo Kickoff Lunch & Ribbon Cutting with Arlene Dickinson

ECUROSIE Meeting Arlene Dickinson

Today’s Monday Motivation, I thought I would share a quote from late Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios .

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Don’t listen to those nay sayers. The people that tell us that we can’t do it. The ones that say that we will fail. It doesn’t matter if our family and friends can not see our vision. Instead, believe in yourself. Continue your path to greatness! Read more at www.ecurosie.com

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In 2005, he gave the commencement speech to graduating students at Stanford University.

 “I never graduated from college,” Jobs acknowledged from the outset, “and this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to a college graduation.”

The next fifteen minutes he shared three key moments of his life — his decision to drop out of college, getting fired from Apple and his pancreatic cancer diagnosis.

My favourite quote is this one, where he urges them to follow their dreams by listening to their heart and intuition: 

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.

Reflection:

Don’t listen to those nay sayers. The people that tell us that we can’t do it. The ones that say that we will fail. It doesn’t matter if our family and friends can not see our vision. Instead, believe in yourself. Continue your path to greatness!

You can read the full transcript of his speech by clicking here.

Be inspired by his vision! Be called to action by his words!

What do you truly want to become?

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Hey, I’m Rosie! I am a strategy consultant from Alberta, Canada. I provide smart, savvy women with advice on their goals and future direction so that they can plan effective strategies for growth, whether it’s personal or business-related. I’ve been featured on Annette’s Rochelle Aben’s radio show “Perspectivepower” and ceoMom’s. When I am not blogging, you’ll find you me drinking coffee, making popcorn and hanging out with my two daughters. If I can follow my dreams, you can too!

12 thoughts on “What Steve Jobs Taught Us About Following Your Heart And Intuition

  1. Thank you for this post. This is something that has been on my mind lately and I love the reaffirmation that you can truly do whatever you set your mind to, even if you are the only one that thinks so.

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