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Dreams Feeling Dull? Steve Jobs’ Inspirational Advice

In this season of graduation celebrations, one inspiring graduation speech still stands out to me.

If your dreams need some fresh inspiration, get a boost from this video of Steve Jobs’ famous commencement speech.

Turning your challenges into opportunities

On June 12, 2005—8 years ago this month—Apple co-founder Steve Jobs delivered his now-famous commencement speech at a Stanford University graduation ceremony.

Graduations are a time of transition: of marking the end of one stage and opening up to the future. And in this speech, Steve Jobs delivered a perfect message for all of us!

Steve Jobs was a master of seeing the big picture and believing in the possibilities. He also faced many significant challenges during his lifetime.

But rather than perceiving them as setbacks, Steve shares in the video three stories of how looking back on his life, they became opportunities to launch his life purpose.

What else did you find inspiring from Steve Jobs? How did his life and his life’s work change your life for the better? Share your inspired comments below. 

Quotable Advice from Steve Jobs

(Note: In my Energy Profiling system, Steve was a TYPE 4/1 man who lived quite true to his nature. When he passed away, I wrote this tribute to Steve Jobs here on the blog. Did you pick up on his Energy Type watching him speak?)

I loved how Steve Jobs talked about clearing out the old to make way for the new. These were some of my favorite points he made toward the end:

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”

For me, when I got really clear on my own TYPE 3 nature, I was able to take the inspired action I needed to create the life I was meant to life. I’m grateful for this opportunity to help awaken people of the world to know and live their truth.

If you are ready to start living your life true to your own natural gifts and talents, find out what they are by learning your Energy Type here for free!

Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.”

Steve Jobs was absolutely right. When we’re not tuned into our own inner voice, we’re most likely following the voices of other people that we’ve taken on throughout our life.

But those voices only create noise as long as we give them power. Take back your power and let your inner voice have a say.

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.”

What do you truly want? Connect with your heart and set the intention that what is in your highest good will show up for you. Then let it go and let God and your angels help you create the life you are meant to live.

I also encourage you to read my book Remembering Wholeness and awaken your true self to your God-given ability and power to create your life.


Carol Tuttle

Carol Tuttle is a teacher, speaker, healer, and best-selling author of five books. She has dedicated her life to helping people worldwide create the lives and relationships they desire. She blogs to support you in creating your ideal life.


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  • Catherine

    Very moving and inspirational. What a shame he died young.

  • Katharine

    So sad that he died. This speech made me cry.