Well it has to be said, that every now and then having a sleepless night and getting your weary butt up to make a hot cup of cocoa in the middle of the night, can indeed have it’s benefits. Just this week I was unable to sleep – usual stuff, anxiety and a million and one things going through my head every split second.
Frustrated, I decided I needed to get my head ‘out of the shed’ and ‘out of the bed’ and go downstairs for that said cup of cocoa….
So with cup of cocoa in hand, I sat down and flicked on my beloved tv in a bid for some distracting and mind numbing entertainment. However instead I came across one of those ‘Discovery’ channels, you know the kind you stumble across every now and then when your TV has no other source of good programming. And what should I find ? well a really interesting documentary on the late ‘Steve Jobs’ and his influence on our new world of technology and of course the brand that no one can live without ‘Apple’.
The program gave great insight into what he achieved in his life – a life so full, varied and creative only to be cut short tragically by his illness of Pancreatic Cancer.
Now without getting too deep, this post is just meant to pass on a wonderful speech he gave at a university ( i think, could be wrong, remember I was half a zombie at the time). These words gave me inspiration and a renewed optimism that I just had to remember and pass on his wonderful words of wisdom for those times we all get down and lose our way in life. When all we need to do is change our perspective and be more positive about the changes we actually CAN make for ouselves. So… I wrote down his speech (or part of it). And here it is…
‘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 and don’t settle. As all matters of the heart you’ll know when you find it….Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone elses life. Stay hungry, stay foolish….’