I just listened to the commencement speech that Steve Jobs gave to the graduating class of Standford University, 2005. I tried to post the video here, but it would not post, I presume because of copyright. So go check it out on Youtube. Choose the video that is 15 minutes. You will be glad you did.
I wish I could have heard this when I was much younger, but then maybe I would not have gotten it. Now I do, so now I am going to run with it.
As Steve Jobs is one of the most brilliant innovators of our time, (you know, Apple and Pixar) you can trust these words coming from him. As a taste of the video, I will give you one of my favorite parts of his speech:
"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."