Steve Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011)

I can’t believe Steve Jobs is gone.

I sit in shock – he is one of the icons that shaped me professionally. And as a recovering geek, his creations are an integral part of my daily life – my Mac, my iPhone. I love them.

Here is a man that truly left a legacy – he lived by what he believed and pushed the envelope to create and live a life he truly loved. Oh yes, he is also known for his eccentrics and challenging ways of dealing with people … and that makes him all the more human in my eyes.

I can so relate to is his cancer journey – to be diagnosed at such a young age. Yet he didn’t allow it to bowl him over. In fact he used it as an impetus to live larger.

I love this quote from his 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.”

Yes, Steve Jobs will always be remembered for HOW he lived his life. For the courage to live to his ideals and follow his heart. RIP Steve, you will be deeply missed.

Thought to ponder: How will you be remembered? What is the legacy you are living?

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