Posted by Renee Schmidt

Source: CNN

Sadly, the CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs, resigns.  In his own words:

“I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.” – Steve Jobs

I was saddened by yesterday’s news that Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple (AAPL) has resigned over medical concerns.  While the day was inevitable (after all, much to our chagrin, nothing lasts for ever), it’s not something any one of us was looking forward to.   Shortly after the news broke, the internet was abuzz with stories, clips and quotes of Steve Jobs.  I was moved by a clip of Steve Jobs discussing his views on death during a Stanford commencement speech in 2005.  Some of the things Steve shares are so simple, yet so profound.  Things we often forget until it’s too late.  Here is the clip:

‎”If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” - Steve Jobs

‎”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. Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I have ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.” – Steve Jobs

‎”Remembering you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.” – Steve Jobs

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  • http://www.sonshi.com Thomas Huynh

    Excellent advice. I watched that speech not long after it was given and it’s still good now as it was then.

    Thomas

    • http://www.shebytes.com/ Renee Schmidt

      Timeless advice!