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Thursday, August 25, 2011

a note from a soul friend appeared in my inbox this morning {she knows just when to send words of inspiration, it's a true talent, i tell you}. enclosed, was the steve jobs commencement speech at stanford circa two thousand five.

i've already watched it twice today. you may find yourself doing so as well, darlings.

there's some great wisdom in these fifteen minutes.

i hear two themes.

one. everything happens for a reason. let's trust in that for ultimate happiness.

you can't connect the dots looking forward. you can only connect them looking backwards. 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. because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart. even when it leads you off the well worn path. and that will make all the difference.

two. follow your heart. no matter what.

you've got to find what 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. and 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.

enjoy! and, trust yourself. xo.


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