Technologically speaking, I literally grew up with Apple. I remember the very first computer I used in school, which was an Apple. But I did not know until yesterday, the day after the death of Steve Jobs, that he was a spiritually wise individual.
Of course, I knew Steve Jobs was innovative and revolutionary. After all, the man had his hands in Atari, Pixar, the iPod, the iPhone, and the iPad.
We can all see his genius in an Apple store, but today I would like to share some of Steve Jobs’ philosophical wisdom.
“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”
“I want to put a ding in the universe.”
“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.”
“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.
“…the ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”
“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.”
So, may I make a suggestion? If you find yourself holding back on life, remember that your time here is limited. Do not let anything hold you back for going after the things you want in life.
Steve Jobs sure did not!