Recounting valuable lessons from their own lives, JK Rowling, Steve Jobs, and Jeff Bezos share wisdom from the benefits of failure, to trust, and the choice of kindness.
Much much gratitude on this American Thanksgiving Day to these three amazing beings with such dedication to sacred purpose, helping build our magical Nova Earth.
“Ultimately, we all have to decide for ourselves what constitutes failure. But the world is quite eager to give you a set of criteria if you let it. … Failure means a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself to be anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I really succeeded at anything else, I might never have found the determination to succeed in the one arena where I believe I truly belonged. … Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I built my life.”
~ J.K. Rowling
“If I had never dropped out, I would have never dropped in on this calligraphy class, and personal computers might not have the wonderful typography that they do. Of course it was impossible to connect the dots looking forward when I was in college. But it was very, very clear looking backwards 10 years later. Again, 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. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”
~ Steve Jobs
How will you use your gifts? What choices will you make?
Will inertia be your guide, or will you follow your passions?
Will you follow dogma, or will you be original?
Will you choose a life of ease, or a life of service and adventure?
Will you wilt under criticism, or will you follow your convictions?
Will you bluff it out when you’re wrong, or will you apologize?
Will you guard your heart against rejection, or will you act when you fall in love?
Will you play it safe, or will you be a little bit swashbuckling?
When it’s tough, will you give up, or will you be relentless?
Will you be a cynic, or will you be a builder?
Will you be clever at the expense of others, or will you be kind?”
~ Jeff Bezos
I invoke the Mother and Sanat Kumara
and the Universal Laws of Sacred Purpose,
Intent, Balance for discovery of sacred purpose
with intention for balance of everything on Gaia.
YouTubes and quotes from “Words to Live By: 5 of the Best Commencement Speeches Ever,” by Maria Popova, June 13, 2011, The Atlantic, https://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2011/06/words-to-live-by-5-of-the-best-commencement-speeches-ever/240369/