Steve Jobs passed away yesterday. I read his commencement speech at Stanford, less than 24 hours later.
Oh how I wish I had read it right after she told me too!
Yes, it’s that good!
Funny how the richest resources for inspiration are right underneath our noses. There are fountains of new and unheard inspirational perspectives bubbling up out of our families, close friends and colleagues.
Instead of flying to another city ($350) to spend the weekend listening to a panel of inspirational speakers ($200 and up)…all we need to do is just take the time to really listen to the people closest to us.
The text from Steve Jobs commencement address is free. Read it! If you’ve read it before, read it again for additional inspiration and comprehension.
Here’s the link…
Steve Jobs Commencement Address – 2005
His commencement address is humble and simple, but contains a complex depth.
- Look backwards to connect the dots
- Love what you do
- Live everyday like its your last
He ended with “Stay hungry, Stay foolish” (great advice for those of us who are content and take ourselves too seriously)
Ultimately, what Mr. Job’s address taught me is as follows:
- I need to continue learning to listen to those inspirational voices right next to me
- After I’ve listened, I should then act accordingly.
There a phrase that’s frequently used which sums this up perfectly; “Most people know what they’re supposed to do…they just need to be reminded.”
I’m reminding myself and I’m reminding you!
Stay inspired, it’s a lifestyle choice!
R.I.P. Steve Jobs…and thank you for your innovation and inspiration!
(Written and sent from a 1st generation iPad, over 25,000 feet in the air…ahhhh…technology!)
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