One of the iconic figures of the 21st century, Steve Jobs, has passed away. He has left a huge legacy, not just because of his innovative contributions to computing and communications or his philanthropy, but because of the person he was and the way he lived, with the confidence to follow his heart and be all that he could be. Relying strongly on his curiosity and intuition he lived true to his values and with a deep trust in himself and the goodness of life. What he did and all that he achieved flowed from who he was. There is no better way to be remembered.
My few words are inadequate to distil the essence of this great man. Instead, I would invite you to join the millions of others who have listened to his 2005 Stanford University Commencement Speech in which he shares some of his insights into life, love, loss, purpose and how to live until you die.
How have the words in this video touched you?
Are you living your own life or a poor copy of someone else’s?
What small thing are you going to do today that leads you in the direction of your dreams and where your heart leads?