“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.” Steve Jobs as reported by The Wall Street Journal, May 25, 1993.
Steve Jobs died at too young an age (I know 56 is a young age because I am 56)!
He will be missed by many, and he has had a profound affect on the world through his work. All of that success brought him wealth, but his real success was in how he lived his life.
He was his own person.
He pursued his dreams and loved what he did.
When things got tough he battled through and went on to achieve even greater things.
Even when he battled through health issues he came back to do what he loved to do.
Five years ago I wrote a blog entry Life and the Pursuit of Happiness… take a read, and ask yourself if you are living the life that you want to live? It is not important that you run a company, be a public figure or affect the lives of millions … but it is important that you live your life.
“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 others’ 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 in his famous Stanford Commencement Speech in 2005.
Steve Jobs RIP … You really LIVED your life!