Soul Food Friday for Oct 7th 2011. This week: Jobs (heavy), Leadership (light), The Power of Words (inspirational), What do Teachers Make (profound) and Animal Thoughts (downright silly)
It is hard not be struck by the passing of Steve Jobs this week. Six years ago, Jobs had talked about how a sense of his mortality was a major driver. “Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life,” Jobs said during a Stanford commencement ceremony in 2005.”Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.”
“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”
His thoughts on life… “Your time is limited,” he said, “so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”
His success, he said, was a labor of love. Here is the link to Steve Jobs on His Life, Career and Illness: ‘Find What You Love’ Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish- Don’t Settle
Leadership is a choice not a position
A powerful rule of human behavior is when two or more people come together, the one(s) more committed to their state of mind, will influence the others.
Tired of the doom and gloom in the media? Click this link for a little sunshine and a smile (give it a few seconds to load)
20 Words to Change your Life:
Sticks and stones can break my bones but words can never hurt me is flat untrue!
Words are powerful instruments for good or ill.
Here the combination of Words, Quotes, Pictures and Music makes for some inspiration
What Do Teachers Make?
Wednesday Oct 5th was World Teacher’s Day.
This link gets right to the heart of what teachers make and do!
Some fun to start off your weekend…(click on the first image to enlarge it, and then scroll through)
Pay it forward!
PS. Special thanks to Billy Jack, Paul, Niki and Barbara for this week’s submissions!
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected. – Steve Jobs
I want to put a ding in the universe. – Steve Jobs
You did Steve, you did…