Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Stay hungry. Stay foolish.

Steve Jobs, Revolutionary and Dreamer 1955 - 2011

"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, Stanford Commencement Address 2005

Now that's what I'm talking about. This man never even graduated from college.  He was a tremendous success but credits it all to being "hungry" during some of his biggest failures.  Steve Jobs, the creative mind behind Apple Computers and Pixar Animation died today at the age of 56.  He lost his life to pancreatic cancer. 

Today I'm reflecting on what happens when people dream and live out their passion. I am inspired by Steve Jobs' story and his life.  As I type onto this MacBook Pro, check for comments on this iPhone that will likely get replaced this month with the newer version, and finish reading a piece of fiction on my iPad tonight, I am marveling at the power of what one imagination, when combined with the enthusiasm, support, and elbow grease of others, can do.  

Oh and what's up with this font, you ask? Well. . .we have him to thank for cool fonts like this italic one. Who knew that a calligraphy class he took back in the day would lead to this? You never know how something will help you later. . . .

"When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: 'If you live each day as if it
was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right.' It made an impression on me,
and since then, for the past 33 years, I've looked in the mirror every morning and
asked myself: 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am
about to do today?' And whenever the answer has been 'No' for too many days in a
row, I know I need to change something."

Alright. So what are you doing? Are you living your life or someone else' life? What's your intuition telling you? What's that inner voice saying? Well???

Time is limited. . . .choose carefully.

Rest in peace, Steve Jobs. And heartfelt prayers for those you leave behind.

"Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish." Steve Jobs' message in 2005 that is as good a word as any I've heard in any church. Check it out and be inspired.

**P.S.  Nate G., you channel Jobs' spirit in so many ways. Stay hungry . . .stay foolish. . . . you inspire me, too. You so very do.***

And now playing on my mental iPod. . . . .as I think of a revolutionary mind. You say you want a revolution? Then get crackin' on your dream!


  1. This is a message I really needed to read today. Thank you and Mr. Jobs!

  2. The link between the Beatles and Steve Jobs is palpable. There was a spirit...
    It continues in many unexpected places.

  3. He is such a visionary; RIP Steve.

    Thank you for the wonderful tribute.

  4. Terrific post -- and I posted the Beatles' Revolution, too!

  5. A very inspirational person I have ever seen in my life. He is a motivation. Nice video shared. The Stanford speech was simply extra-ordinary. Nice sharing. thanks


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