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
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
that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help
me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external
expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things
just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.
Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap
of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no
reason not to follow your heart."
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."...