Saturday, June 4, 2011
Thought for the day 4th of June 2011
“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 importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary” by Steve Jobs.
Live your own life
What a meaningful statement about life from Steve Jobs! One of the most difficult thing to do is to really live your life. Most people never find who they really are because they are too much concentrated on other people opinions. Somehow being social beings we very often get into trouble because we think too much on what other people think, believe, say and do. If you accept somebody else's thinking, you accept somebody else's life, for we live the way we think and if we think other people thoughts we also live their lives, not ours.
Listen to your inner voice
You have your own inner voice which you have to listen to. When and if you do, you start hearing plans about your life. This little silent voice will talk about your dreams and direction that you should take in life and not about other people dreams and ambitions. You should have a guide in your life, but one the most important guides that you can have in your life is your spirit and intuition. Only your heart can now what you really need and want from life. Other people cannot tell you this for their hearts will lead them in a completely different direction than your heart would do. And of course, you cannot follow that. That is their way and path in life and let them follow it. You follow yours.
You need courage to follow your heart
You will need a lot of courage to do it. Why? Because you are unique and your call in life is different from other people. The biggest problem is that people don‘t follow their unique calls in life but follow others and in this way only a handful of people really fullfil their dreams and achieve their purposes while others simply follow the crowd without ever finding who they really are. That's why they are suprised when somebody else around starts doing something unique and unusual. Some even try to stop the person. Never do that. Better follow the person, learn from him and then go find your own path in life. And then, follow it without making any compromises.
Concentrate on primary things in life
I do not want to belittle other people opinions and importance of them in your life, but to tell the truth they are really secondary in terms of your call. They maybe very valuable when you do not know how to behave in this or that situations, but they will hardly ever help you to find who you really are. Only your heart can help you. Therefore, concentrate on primary things and spend some time doing secondary ones. In this way you will always have balance in life.
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