It’s amazing the impact Steve Jobs had on this world. What was his secret to living life?
No, not the traditional “tender loving care,” but rather “trust, love, courage.”
In his 2005 Stanford University Commencement address , he shared three stories which capture his secret on how he lived his life – his philosophy of life.
(1) Connecting the Dots: “Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”
(2) Love and Loss: “Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers.”
(3) Death: “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.”
Does this philosophy make sense for your life?
Do you have TLC (trust, love, courage)?
What if you started every morning asking yourself the same question Jobs did,
“If today was the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?”
Would you have the TLC (trust, love, courage) like Jobs did to make a change if you answered “no” too many days in a row?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Niv Persaud, CFP®, CDFA™, CRPC®, is the Founder of Transition Planning & Guidance, LLC. Her firm bridges the gap between financial planning and coaching. As a Transition Consultant, she offers sage advice in all aspects of life – financial, personal and professional. Niv does not manage money and does not sell financial products. Her services include spending plan development, divorce financial review, life strategy and professional progression. Niv actively gives back to her community through her volunteer efforts. She believes in living life to the fullest by cherishing friendships, enjoying the beauty of nature and laughing often — even at herself. Her favorite quote is by Erma Bombeck, “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say ‘I used everything you gave me’.”