In 1984 I watched in awe as Apple introduced the Macintosh. Who will ever forget the first Macintosh ad. Ever since then I have bought nothing but Apple products and invested in the company. Yesterday was a sad day as the news of Steve Jobs death spread over the internet. Steve was a lot of things and he was a rare individual who had a vision and he followed it relentlessly. His ideals were so simple yet so defining.
While this day was not a huge surprise as we all knew it was coming, it was however the finality of it that hit me hard. It has affected me today and I find that difficult. Steve has inspired me with many of his quotes and ideas. What I find the best at this time is quoted below. He was a visionary not only about his products but also his approach to life and death.
“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.” – Steve Jobs
Thanks Steve for all you have done, how you have made a difference in my life and for sharing your vision . . .
I though the image above was a fitting tribute to this fine man.