As I type this on my MacBook Pro, surrounded by my iPad, and yearning for the iPhone 4S to be released in a week, it’s mind boggling how this individual has improved the lives and livelihood with his various inventions. Do your kids watch Pixar movies? Rocked out to your iPod while working out or in your car? Built your creative career on Steve’s machines that were developed for the creative industry?
My dear friend, Dr. Marco Zanetti, told me something during a conversation a couple years back that always stuck with me. If you pursue things in life to improve the life of others, you will always be successful. At every turn in life there’s always an option to make a quick buck, possibly at the expense of others.
I think that Steve Jobs perfected this notion in the world of technology. I remember when I used to work in IT as a UNIX System Admin, I wondered, “How in the world am I benefiting the Greater Good?” It’s nice to see Steve Jobs figured this out and made it the pinnacle achievement of his time on Earth.
“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.” – Steve Jobs, RIP.
2005 Stanford Speech by Steve Jobs