Steve Jobs on Following Your Heart

Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple, has had an enormous effect on the world. Chances are you own an iPod, or maybe even an iPad. I run our business exclusively on Apple computers, and have since 2004. My first real computer was an Apple II, back in the early 80’s, so I have followed Steve Job’s star for quite awhile now.

One thing that seems to have always confounded people about Steve was the way he operated from his intuition. He seemed to be a perfect of knowing what people wanted, before they knew they wanted it. The iPad is a perfect example. Other companies had tried and failed to create notepad computers, and they had always failed. But Steve could somehow almost see the future, in some way. He never used ‘focus groups,’ or polling. He knew what he wanted to create, and his vision was very clear, at least to him.

In his commencement address give at Stanford on June 12th, 2005 he said the following:

  • Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life
  • Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking
  • Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice
  • And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

Follow your heart. How many times have I said in one venue or another that this is the best advice anyone can give? The only problem is, how many of us actually can do it? What is the single biggest block in the way of our following our hearts? The Heart-Wall, of course. That “wall” of pure energy that is put up silently and unconsciously, to protect that heart of yours from being totally broken.

It is a real thing, this Heart-Wall. And chances are excellent that you have one, since around 93% of people do.

Getting rid of your own Heart-Wall is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. I think that Steve Jobs was most likely one of the 7% of people who do not have a Heart-Wall. He operated from his heart, and followed that intuition that emanates from the heart. Living from your heart and following your heart is much harder to do if you have a Heart-Wall. Just ask anyone who has had their Heart-Wall removed by experiencing The Emotion Code!

Dr. Brad : )