“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 other’s 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.”- Steve Jobs
This would have to be one of the most powerful quotes that I have ever read. This quote speaks extreme volume.
Somehow we forget the fact that our time is limited, and tomorrow isn’t promised to us. For this reason, we tend to live life cautiously. So cautious to the point that we give others the power to make our decisions for us and make their reality our reality.
We tend to live in ways that is deemed “correct” by society. Society imposes such a view that if you do the opposite, you are frowned upon. Society tells you to go to college, get a degree, enter a career field, fall in love, get married, have children, etc. If you reach a certain age and haven’t accomplished what is on the list, then you are looked at as if something is wrong with you.
Just like everyone else’s voice, your voice is just as important. It deserves to be heard. Don’t let the negativity and opinions of others hold you back. Don’t let it stop you from going after what you want. You deserve happiness. You won’t be happy if you are allowing your decisions to be made by others.
Also, never be afraid to follow your heart. It’s like your inner GPS system. It knows exactly what you want and desire, and like Steve Jobs said, “Everything else is secondary”.