Steve Jobs · Life Quotes
Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.
If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right.
From his speech at Stanford University during graduation in the spring of 2005.
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.
Death is the destination we all share, no one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be because death is very likely the single best invention of life.
I didn't see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.
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Steven Paul Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was co-founder (with Steve Wozniak) and CEO of Apple Inc. (formerly Apple Computer) Steve Jobs attended Homestead High School.
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