Ayer ví este discurso que Steve Jobs dió durante la ceremonia de graduación de Stanford. Realmente impresionante algunos momentos, algunas frases, algunas reflexiones. Seguramente ya las hará dicho mucha gente antes, pero creo que sabe transmitir muy bien el mensaje a la audiencia. Os dejo aquí el vídeo, está en inglés. Yo lo entendí perfectamente pero si el inglés no es tu fuerte, puedes leer la transcripción original o su traducción al español.
Y los párrafos y frases que más me han gustado (me gusta más ponerlo en inglés, si no los entendéis buscarlos en la traducción).
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.
When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
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.
Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.