So many times over the past few weeks, I’ve been caught feeling like things aren’t where they should be. And so many times I’ve felt myself feeling a sense of frustration that 2012 hasn’t yet been everything I thought it would be. Isn’t it funny how a seemingly random point in the year is given such weight for new and fresh beginnings? Why don’t we decide to be great, and new, and courageous, and smarter, healthier, thinner, or nicer say in March or September, or every month, week and day of the year? I feel like my priorities have changed a bit over the past couple months and while that’s a good thing and certainly something that I’ll value and appreciate much more with time (hindsight’s 20/20 right?), change can be a bit trying at first.
Does anyone remember Steve Jobs’ 2005 commencement speech at Stanford? I was reading about this today in the Restoration Hardware catalogue (which weighs more than a small child might I add). In his speech he said, “No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. 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 others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.” And as Gary Friedman explains, most importantly, Steve Jobs stated, “Have the courage to follow you heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.” Whoa whoa whoah.
It’s interesting how my love for home furnishings, that I’ll never be able to afford somehow lead to this catalogue being placed first in my mailbox and then in my hands when I came home today. In a long winded way what I wanted to explain here, is I recently made a decision that’s going to fulfill a dream of mine, one I’ve had since I started my business. Following your heart is such a good thing. A great big beautiful scary rewarding good kind of thing that for me, involves Making Brands Happen.
A year ago today I did want to get started. I’d hate to feel that way again a year from now. Bring it on MBH!