Sunday, October 23, 2011

Steve Jobs Thought Differently

Think Different. I loved that ad campaign. I had the photo of Albert Einstein with the words "Think Different" and the apple logo on the wall of my special education classroom. It was a perfect slogan for them because they all thought differently. Anyway, I was sad to hear of Steve Jobs passing. Thank you for everything Steve, including the fancy fonts we use.

Here is a passage from a speech he gave at Stanford University in 2005. Google it to read the whole speech. it might change the way you think.

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.

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.

In the words of Steve Jobs, "Stay hungry, stay foolish... and find what you love."

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