“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” — Steve Jobs
There were a lot of great bits of wisdom the brilliant and successful Steve Jobs offered the world. Young or not so young, at the start of your career or winding up…this little pearl applies to all of us.
So often we are unconsciously guided toward succeeding in ways that attempt to fulfill the unfulfilled dreams of our parents, grandparents or other authority figures. Why does the professional baseball player abruptly give it all up at the peak of his game? Why would the brilliant musician sabotage her bright future? When we arrive at the epiphany that what we’re doing isn’t a fit, isn’t the life we want to be living, consciously or unconsciously we’ll create any number of ways to bring it to a halt.
It doesn’t take courage to go along with the flow when the flow isn’t for you. It takes denial. Courage stands up and speaks loudly and clearly, proclaiming intention, authenticity, and the commitment to being exactly who you are.