Yesterday, the world lost a visionary man.
Steve Jobs changed the way you and I interact with technology, each other and the world.
I am reminded of this every time my kids and I use FaceTime to call my parents in Canada. They may live 1,100 miles away but because of Steve Jobs’ vision, my kids can interact with Mamie & Papi with the touch of a simple, yet amazingly powerful icon on their iPad.
I wonder what it was like to be in conversation with Steve Jobs but then I read this quote from his commencement address at Stanford:
“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 other’s 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.”
and then, well I no longer wonder, I just know what it must have been like.
Steve Jobs is right – deep down we know what our life’s calling is and what we a meant to do. The challenge for most of us, and more importantly for me, is to have the courage to follow that calling. Steve Jobs lived life to the fullest and followed his heart and intuition at every turn.
The best way to celebrate his life might just be to live our life and not the one others have prescribed to us by someone else.