INNOVATION & INSPIRATION.
As I sat scrolling through Twitter on my iPhone yesterday, I saw something that stopped me in my tracks. Following that first bit of news, the hundreds of tweets after ALL had the same theme. WOW. He’s gone, and the world at large is reeling. For millions, the news of Steve Job’s passing came through their iPhones, Macbooks and iPads. Ironic and fitting.
There aren’t words to encapsulate what he brought to the world with his technology & innovation. But what is almost even more beautiful is how open and inspiring he was with how he got to the place of, essentially, being the kind of person who changes the world. The internet has been innundated with his inspirational quotes since the announcement yesterday, and I can’t say it’s things I’ve never heard before. “You can do it, big things are possible…”
But sometimes, you really need to hear it from someone who proved that the impossible is possible. We want to live bigger, do more, embrace our creativity, defy the odds, think outside the box, push boundaries and change the world. Are we waiting for someone to give us permission? Through his example & his products, he’s inspired a generation and more to come, in technology, and as human beings. I don’t know how one begins to say thank you for that.
So here’s to you, Mr. Jobs. Prayers for your family and friends. Thank you for everything.
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”Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs.
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