Steve Jobs passed away today at the very young age of 56. Too soon… so much left undone…
At a 2005 commencement address at Stanford University, Jobs had this to say.
“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.”
“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.”
The world has stepped up to say many things, this is one of my favorite tributes.
Steve Jobs’ vision has changed our world in so many ways. He will be sorely missed.