Tuesdays with Ronald: Steve Jobs

By Ronald Colunga

The Life Changing Speech

I know the title looks a little weird to you, but trust me it will all make sense. Before even starting the post off, watch the video. The video is of Steve Jobs Commencement Speech in Stanford University in 2005.

Now that you’ve watched that, does it make sense why it would make such an impact on ones life? The things he says are just electrifying to say the least. Two of my favorite quotes in that speech are “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 warned path and that will make the difference.” The second one is “Sometimes life will hit you in the head with a brick, don’t lose faith.”¬†Pretty crazy right? I would have to say this is one of the best speeches I have seen, and the one I gained the most from. This is what inspiration is all about right here, and this inspired me.

The Dots

“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 warned path and that will make the difference.” What an amazing line of the commencement speech. Everything he said is 100 percent true! You should always follow your heart, even if it leads you off the path you were on. Maybe following your heart is all you needed to become one of the most valued people alive. Go with what you like! Isn’t it crazy to know that if Steve Jobs wouldn’t have stumbled upon that calligraphy class, the Mac’s whole writing structure wouldn’t have even existed. “You can’t connect the dots looking forward, you could only connect them looking backwards.” With that being said, wouldn’t you want the dots to be connected how you wanted them to be? How you had such a wondrous time connecting them in the past, and it made you who you are in the future? What an intriguing quote! Follow your heart!

The Brick

“Sometimes life will hit you in the head with a brick, don’t lose faith.” Very true spoken words! Sometimes life won’t go how you wanted it to go. You will get roadblocks and well get tested throughout your life, but don’t lose faith! Keep following your heart and keep striving for the goal at hand. Believe that you will get there, and you will! Remember the last quote “You could fall 100 times but if you give up then you will never get up, if you keep trying then you will most certainly get up.” (Look at Inspiration, Motivation, & Education) Conquer life’s test and become victorious. Every roadblock, every test is just a stepping stone in life that will help you attain your ultimate goal.

Soothing video for todays post, this is the song that I most write too. Enjoy!