“So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people.
When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.”~ Tecumseh
Wow! Read that a few times and see if you don’t feel like changing a few things in your life.
Note: There is actually a little bit more in the original teachings of Tecumseh, but I’ve removed a little in order to reduce it to essence of meaning for me. I did not change any words, just deleted a few lines.
Think about it. Are you truly who you want to be? Are you doing what you want? Do you have the relationships you want? Are you the Christian you want to me? The Father, Mother, Friend, Employee? Take a hard look at yourself. If you aren’t who you want to be, there is no one else to blame. You are the only one that can create the YOU that you want to be. Go set some goals. Write down the goals. Get started now. Don’t wait.
This is YOUR life! Are you who you want to be? Really?
Not much to say about this one… Just watch it. And while you do, just remember that God has plans for all of us. What dreams, talents, and messages has He placed in you? Think about it! What is that nagging aspiration, never ending dream, to do something or be something that you keep pushing down and trying to ignore.
If this blind, autistic young child born with virtually no advantage in life can share his talent… what can you do? I hope this inspires you!
P.S. – If you are a parent and a Christian… and you don’t cry a little watching this…. well, I bet you can’t!
Well, thank you Steve Jobs. You’ve inspired a great number of people and its sad to see you’ve left us now. May you rest in peace and feel much more comfortable now.
I just thought I’d post up this quite popular commencement speech that Steve Jobs delievered to Stanford University. I won’t post the whole transcript of his speech, but I did want to point out of my favorite parts…
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 others’ 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.
No matter who you are, or where you are in life right now, I think this statement above is worth reading a few times. Think hard about this message and the take action toward becoming who YOU are. Know yourself. Be true to yourself. Be authentic.
Here is a quick, but funny video that had me thinking how we should all be thankful for all we have. Now stop and think how great it really is to be alive right now. Be thankful! Perhaps you’ve seen this already as it is a little old, but I only just found this… so here goes.
This is from the Sasquatch Music Festival 2009… This guy was all alone in his own little world, while many made fun of him (secretly jealous, mind you) and laughed as he entertained everyone without a care in the world.
Next thing you know… The Tipping Point, which appeared to me to be guy number 3. Guy number 3 was definitely the catalyst, and when guys 4 and 5 joined… it was on! People not only wanted to join, they ran to join.
This lone, crazy guy started a dance party all on his own at the top of a hill at the Sasquatch Music festival, as far away from the music and main crowd as you could be….
What can you do? What can you start?
In order to understand just how far from the stage this guy was, and how small this one guy was on the outskirts of a sea of people… see a longer version here showing the bigger picture…