Monday, January 02, 2006

Icon or I con?

I was in Singapore for business when I bought iCon, an unathorized biography about Steve Jobs. I guess it was end of summer 2005. Quite inspiring book for me, well at least to see how the Second Act can be happened (to someone?) in a tough high-tech business life.
In a positive way, I admire this smart guy as an icon, though history also showed his "I con" has brought him down from the empire of Apple.
Well, anyway I quoted his speech during The Commencement at Stanford Univ last June 2005. It's such a beautiful thought and knocking poet for me to achieve something better than anyone in this region wak wak wak....
Enjoy it....

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
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. 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.
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.

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