Thank you Steve Jobs

Posted by on October 6, 2011 in Day to Day | Comments Off on Thank you Steve Jobs

Sadly, today we say goodbye to an icon – Steve Jobs.  Whether you’re a Mac or PC person, it’s hard to argue what an amazing visionary Steve was. His passion was apparent in all he did and his charisma was a reflection of that.

As a tribute to him, I’m sharing this video of his commencement speech at Stanford. Please make the time to watch it; it’s a very worthy reminder of how to live your life fully. His words and views of death struck a chord with with me, as it has been the deaths of my loved ones that have had the greatest impact on how I choose to live.

Two quotes that I loved:

“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.”

“No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.

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.”

What are you doing to let your inner voice shine?

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