Today, I opened my inbox to several messages memorializing Steve Jobs due to his passing last night. Of all of the emails I read, there was one that stood out and really touched my soul. It was from Cari Vollmer (www.passiontoprofit.com). Cari managed to take the essence of Steve Jobs’ message and make it personal for all of us. I’ve decided to share Cari’s message with all of you so that you can be inspired to take action and follow your dreams – starting today.
The email started with a quote from Steve Jobs that was made infamous in an Apple commercial encouraging everyone to “Think Different”. From there, Cari provided a message that encourages us all to step into our dreams and heed our callings – just as Steve Jobs did.
“Here’s to the crazy ones.
The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently.
They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo.
You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them, disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things.
They invent. They imagine. They heal.
They explore. They create. They inspire.
They push the human race forward.
Maybe they have to be crazy. How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a workof art?
Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written?
Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?
We make tools for these kinds of people.
While some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
- Steve Jobs
You were on my mind…
I want you to know that I understand what you’re going through right now.
Coming face-to-face with the opportunity to finally STEP INTO your dream can be quite daunting.
So let me reassure you of something and I really hope you hear me:
You CAN do this.
You absolutely have what it takes to make this commitment and GO BIG the way your spirit is nudging you to do.
I know there are times you’re afraid. We’re all afraid. I bet there were times even Steve Jobs was afraid.
The antidote to overcoming the fear that holds you back is to step into the fear. There’s no other way. No more preparation will make the moment easier. No more thinking about it will make it easier. The day finally comes when the decision has to be made to finally GO FOR IT and it may very well be scary, make you sweat a little, question your sanity, and even have you questioning if
you’re really cut out for your dream in the first place.
Let me remind you: You are.
And as soon as you say YES to acting on it you’ll start seeing just how RIGHT you are to have the dream you have and you’ll also start discovering just how absolutely perfect you are to be the person to have this dream.
So my nudge to you right now is to get yourself over this hump. Say YES to your dream…LIVE INTO your dream…and know I’m here cheering you on and walking beside you.
You can do it. You have what it takes. You are ENOUGH, as is, to be the empowering and inspiring expert/speaker/teacher/messenger/coach/healer/writer/artist/whatever you imagine yourself to be…that you’re being CALLED to be. I hope you believe that too.
I believe in you,