If you’ve got 15 minutes, spend it watching this. You’ll learn how to live right before you die. Thanks for all your passion and hard work, Mr. Jobs.
Tonight I read that Steve Jobs has resigned from his position of CEO for Apple. It made me kind of sad, thinking about how it’s the end of an era. I didn’t get my first computer -a Mac Classic - until college (anyone remember those, with the grey & black screen, all in one machine?). I was an eyewitness to the birth of the personal computer and now Apple is under new management. Thinking about Steve Jobs stepping down from his CEO position made me realize how he literally changed my world. Then I saw this video that my friend, cheflori, posted. It’s a commencement speech that Jobs gave at a Stanford graduation. In the speech, Jobs expounds upon the importance of doing what you love and having faith in your decisions. Now that I think about it, it’s so fitting that I found this speech via my friend. She’s doing what she loves and she’s doing it because that’s what she dedicated her time and effort to. Jobs also talks about living each day as if it were your last. Sage words from a man who has done just that.
I am so grateful to have a circle of people around me who fight on daily to follow their dreams. That, to me, is food for my soul. It’s just as important as nourishment for your body. Now, I do realize that Steve Jobs’ health is in question. But, he made sure to follow his dreams and I gar-on-tee that on his deathbed he’ll have a rich life to reflect upon. Like Johnny Cash says, “…there’s one thing for certain when it comes my time, I’ll leave this old world with a satisfied mind.”
Stay hungry, stay foolish and you’ll leave this old world with a satisfied mind. If I were the type of person to write inspirational notes and stick them to my bathroom mirror, this one would be front and center.