33voices interview with Jullien Gordon
Don’t live someone else’s life
In his famed 2005 Stanford commencement address, Steve Jobs shared three short stories that will forever be remembered for their monumental truth. His first was about “connecting the dots” and the importance of living your life with an uncompromising belief that somehow, your future will be properly aligned. Second, he talked about “love and loss” and inspired us to never settle pursuing great work that matters, because “the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” He finished by sharing his wisdom about death and jolted you to remember that “your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” Jullien Gordon is a Stanford alumnus who’s certainly not living in anyone’s shoes. Since leaving Stanford in 2007, he’s been on a mission to teach this generation of millennials how to align their purpose with work that truly matters in the world. It all starts, he says, with the inner-view, which is his daily ritual – here’s how it goes….