I think this Steve Jobs speech to Stanford University in 2005 will become a document in schools in time:
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 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.
I have decided to stay foolish,
I have decided to listen to the inner voice,
I know I have something between the coaching and the business, that can deliver
what I want in terms of time and money and that can
change the lives of the people I deal with,
now I am going to listen to the inner voice which has told me that
I am going to die,
what have I got to lose, why am I worried about losing face?
I have something, if you don’t want it badly enough, then NEXT,
but along the way,
I can change your life,
I have changed mine.
It has not been pretty, but I can see the exit from “the dump”,
I am on the way, join me!