I had a discussion today regarding the word motivation and the meaningful impact it has upon our lives. As Steve Jobs said during his famous commencement speech at Stanford University in 2005, he said that “Death is very likely the single ...
I had a discussion today regarding the word motivation and the meaningful impact it has upon our lives.
As Steve Jobs said during his famous commencement speech at Stanford University in 2005, he said that “Death is very likely the single best invention of life.”
He then expounded on using that knowledge that our impending deaths should be used to spur ourselves to greater heights, and to do what we really want to do in life.
What greater motivation has life bestowed upon us but limited time?
A silent thought we all carry regardless where we are or who we are with.
Many ask why I do so many things and always seem to explore newer opportunities.
My simple reply is we all have unlimited potential, but only a limited amount of time, why waste it invested in only a 9 to 5 when you can also invest it in other life experiences.
I write books, blog, create and develop concepts important to me.
Time simply sat watching repetitive television or Sky on a daily basis may be engaging to some, but over the scope of one’s life, how many of those mundane hours will one wish they had invested in something more meaningful or more exhilarating?
As Steve Jobs said, “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.”
A simple line repeatedly used but some never really seem to understand the full impact of its true meaning, and simply fall safely into their favourite chair, and casually flick the television or visit Facebook – “You only live once."
If you are reading this, then I know you too understand this meaning because you read and probably create literature or create something!
Keep creating – it’s always more exhilarating than simply watching television!
Your future generations will thank you!