Thursday, October 6, 2011

Thank You Steve Jobs

Innovator Steve Jobs dies yesterday with his long battle with cancer at 56. Although people complain and at times make excuses for short comings this was a true example of how hard work and  true dedication does really pay off. I have never been an Iphone user phone wise but I was the first to request that I receive an IPOD in 2006. I remember listening to it every day. I was excited at the possibilities at the library of songs I could now  carry without having to have a CD player LOL. Thank you Steve jobs for introducing us to a new world of technology. Rest In Peace.

Below is Steve Jobs's commencement speech at Stansford titled "How To Live Before You Die". Hope you enjoy. Words to live by.

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.
….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.

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