Friday, 6 January 2017

Never Settle For Ordinary

Lovely words, but what do they really mean?  I think Steve jobs may have touched on it in his 2005 commencement speech to graduates at Stanford.  Here is an excerpt.

You've got 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. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don't settle."

Basically, what he was saying was don't settle for anything if it's not something that you absolutely love or are enthusiastic or passionate about.  Get out.  Life is too short to settle.  Don't be ordinary. Be extraordinary.  Aim high.  Dream big. 

But in that dream, don't step on people.  Treat everyone with dignity and respect.  Sparkle, but don't blind.  We can be anything we choose and be with anyone we want. We just have to remember to love.  Love is the way.

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