Steve Jobs: Closing Comfort
Steve Jobs, the founder and CEO of Apple, has made his grande exit.
Steve Jobs, just might have been one of the greatest lifestyle designers of all time.
When I first heard the news, my spirits sunk and I immediately raced to Apple’s website to confirm the details.
And there he was. Just a picture, name, and date. Minimalistic as Jobs himself.
The more time that passed however, the more I realized that I wasn’t just a little down. I was really irked. The world didn’t feel right anymore. Everyone around me conveyed the same.
But how could one guy that we’ve never met, produce these feelings within us?
For me, it was because Steve Jobs wasn’t just any guy. He was the captain behind the most powerful ship in the world. He was inspiring in that he innovated and pushed forward to change the world. He didn’t care about his paycheck- his salary was one dollar per year.
To think that one of the most driven, powerful men on the entire planet, with access to virtually unlimited resources, couldn’t save himself… that’s scary. It makes you feel unstable. I mean, if cancer can take the guy on top of the world, what does that mean for ME?
It makes you feel uneasy in your own reality. But therein lies the takeaway. Steve is forcing us to reflect and look at ourselves and what we value. In his death, he has encouraged us to pursue only that which matters. When he found out he had cancer, that’s exactly what he did as well.
Life must go on, but…
3 Thoughts To Comfort You:
- He died when his company was still alive and moving forward. In his last days, his brainchild was healthy, and his legacy intact.
- Only months before he died, he saw Apple pass Exxon to become the biggest company in the world.
- The new iPhone was named after him… 4S; For Steve
You may donate to the American Cancer Society here.
You are the epitome of success Mr. Jobs. The world will miss you.
Posted on October 6th, 2011