Steve Jobs RIP

Sad news today.

“When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

“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.”

– Steve Jobs, Stanford commencement speech, June 2005

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4 comments on “Steve Jobs RIP
  1. Rob says:

    We are all a little poorer today

    :(

  2. bob towery says:

    Such great advice. His life was cut short, but oh what a life. Hopefully he felt the fulfillment of many life times. I believe he may yet have some secrets to share with us.

    Back to the advice, I recently made a major life change, and now I feel it is one of the best things I have ever done. So thanks for that thought Steve and I encourage others to consider it as well.

  3. “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.”

    This has such a profound effect on me when I first saw his Stanford speech in 2005. But life went on and I slid back to my old complacent and timid ways. Steve’s death reminded me once again of our limited time to do good on this earth.

    R.I.P., Steve Jobs. Thanks for showing us an example of a life worth living…

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