Thank You, Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs died yesterday.

This is the video and transcript of his 2005 commencement speech at Stanford.

I watched it last night and cried. It touched me deeply.

Here are two quotes:

“You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”

“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.”

I could not agree with him more.

Day to day, I sometimes forget – so thanks for the reminder.

And big picture?

I’ve found great work that I love. I did not settle and I knew it when I found it.

And great news?

What I love is to help people find what they love, to not settle and to have the courage to follow heart and intuition.

Thank you, Steve Jobs, for your spirit, your effort and your dreams. Your legacy lives on…

6 thoughts on “Thank You, Steve Jobs

  1. David Contento

    Thank you for passing along the words and insights that help all of us to keep the world in perspective. It is far too easy to lose sight of the wisdom that you have outlined and with which you too abound.

  2. Memory Contento

    Thank you, Steve Jobs, for your powerful insights and thank you, Courtney, for sharing this with us! Reading these quotes every morning is a great way to start your day. Wonderful post!


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