Friday, July 20, 2018

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life (Steve Jobs)

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life (Steve Jobs)
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. 
--Steve Jobs (Co-founder of Apple Inc.) in his commencement address at Stanford University in 2005. 

My Take: This quotation of Steve Jobs perfectly fit into my life and career. Though I am not an achiever as he was, still I am very satisfied where I am and what I do. Few people dream of becoming librarians when they are little, and I was one of the ones who did. I am a computer science graduate. After I completed my graduation I planned to get into the field of Library and Information Science. I was a member of the British Council Library in India and was fascinated by the quality and class of work the librarians do. But my father was totally opposed to this idea. He said: What are you going to do with your life, so you want to take out books from the shelves and put it back. He was concerned that librarians are not paid much and I will not be able to earn a lot of money in my life. But I was so adamant and he could not change my decision. I went on to become a librarian and cataloger and today I am fully satisfied with the decision I took. I know my time is limited so I don't waste it living someone else's life. As a person, I love, live, eat, drink, and sleep Library and Information Sciences. I have devoted my entire life to the field. I am working on the Librarianship Studies & Information Technology blog with a vision of creating a platform of knowledge which is like the Encyclopedia Britannica, The Huffington Post, the Khan Academy, and more closely like the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences; an authoritative source for consultation and reference for any library or information profession related issue and a treasure hub of knowledge on Library and Information Science, which is open and free for all the library professionals worldwide.

Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Address (2005)


Steve Jobs talks about the Library of Congress (1990)





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  • Steve Jobs - Information Technology Visionary, Founder of Apple Inc.
  • Salman Haider - Librarian Science Visionary, Founder of Librarianship Studies & Information Technology blog