Steve Jobs told me to do it

From Dave Glover and a few others, and confirmed as true by Snopes, anyone considering quitting their job like I have now has the perfect justification.

Read Steve's commencement address to Stanford University Students.

....So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.

....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.

....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.

...Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

I'm not prepared to sleep on peoples floors and return coke bottles for the deposits but I do realise that time is horribly limited even if I do intend to live forever, or at the very least get woken up 3000 year in the future. So thanks for the inspiration Steve, and since its your fault I'm hoping there's a job as janitor available at Pixar in 12 months - I will happily sleep on your floor anytime.

Published 05 July 2005 02:26 PM by zman


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