Steve Jobs’ Commencement Speech at Stanford

Steve gave this speech in 2005, but I’ve never heard it until now. I came across it at Zen habits, which I read regularly.

Here are the highlights from his speech, found on YouTube:

  • You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards.
  • 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.
  • 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?”
  • Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t … [live] with the results of other people’s thinking”
  • Stay hungry, stay foolish.

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