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Face the lion, never be content

A word of encouragement is to always follow your dreams and trust that all the difficulties you experience in the past until the present will all make sense and have value in our future.

And for today, I am sharing with you two speech address; given by Apple’s CEO, Steve Jobs, to the 2005 graduating class of Stanford and Harry Potter author, J.K. Rowling, last 2008 in Harvard.

Whenever you experience hard times, try and relate to the made speeches and know that it happens for a reason. Try to stay positive and believe that somehow, there’s an opportunity that will come or a lesson that you should learn during these difficulties.

Steve Jobs, in he's speech said:

"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."

Below is the video of that speech. I suggest that you watch it in full specially if you’re looking for motivation to continue with your current endeavors or if you think that you’re life seems to be going nowhere. The personal stories he shared contains a lot of memorable lessons on work, business and life.

J.K. Rowling speech is about two things: failure and imagination.

In it, she shares how failure helped her focus on the things that mattered; and how imagination helped her understand the situation and empathize with the needs of others.Don't take it from me but watch the video below:

If you asked me what I considered the most striking part of her speech, it would be this: What I feared most… was not poverty, but failure.


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