Everyone knows that I’m a HUGE apple fan. The passing of Steve Jobs today is most certainly a loss, but we must not take todays loss as if there will be some sort of delay in innovation. It is up to us to keep moving forward.
Many thank Steve Jobs for coming out with awesome/cool products, from the Mac, iPhone, etc.. etc.. which is totally fine.
I personally would like to thank Steve for living the motto, “keep your head up”.
From starting Apple, getting fired from the company he built, coming back in and having Microsoft be your main competitor you’re up against, to eventually making Apple to be one of the top companies on the planet, that takes some serious madness. Lets not forget he was the CEO of Pixar. (I LOVE Toy Story!)
Most would look at where they are today and evaluate themselves based on past experiences, not where they can be. I’m inspired how Steve never settled for what he had, always went for what he wanted.
My personal favorite quote from Steve.
“[…]for the past 33 years, I have 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.'”
Let us all put the products aside and think about the values. Let us think like Steve.
Let us think different.