“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.”
Is Steve Jobs an Adder? I don’t know, but his words often sound as if he has lived the life of an Adder—and doing a damn fine job of it! Steve Jobs dropped out of college and then hung around to learn from specific classes he was interested in and today he is one of the most successful people in the world. He did not abide by the “dogma”, he did not allow the rules of the educational system to hinder him and very few people on earth, who have followed the “dogma”, have done better in the business and creative world than Steve Jobs.
To me, there are two things about Steve Jobs which stands out and speaks to me: He did not follow the “dogma”, he followed his interest and talent and he is a creative genius beyond comparison. Those two things together are brilliant. I do not have to list anything Steve Jobs has created or is creating, the world already knows and industries take pause whenever this man speaks! Maybe we all should:
“I want to put a ding in the universe.”
“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
Oh my, oh my – Spoken like a true Adder!