All of us probably know the famous Steve Jobs. He was one of the co-founders of Apple and previous CEO. Last August, he resigned as CEO and was replaced by Tim Cook. Everyone wondered why he left his position and speculations came. Many said he has been sick for quite some time while others claim that he has some financial issues in the corporation. However, despite all that has been said, Steve Job's statement to the community was a simple:
"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."
In early September, there were rumors about his death leading him to face the public and announce that these talks about him being dead are mere exaggerations. He was again the talk of the town when Apple released iPhone 4s. There were some good talks but most were mean comments. And just recently, he was again on the news because of his death. Steve Jobs died at the age of 56 because of pancreatic cancer. He has been battling from the said illness since 2004.
I believe that the community lost a wonderful person. He has changed the modern world by his inventions such as iPod. iPhone and iPad. His legacy will live forever! We owe so much to this person and I am deeply saddened by this news. Steve Jobs will always be remembered, not just as a co-founder of Apple but also the man who had a great impact on the modern culture.
Below are some of the memorable and inspiring quotes of the late Steve Jobs. I hope we all learn something from these..
"That's been one of my mantras - focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex. You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains."
"You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever."
"We don't get a chance to do that many things, and every should be really excellent. Because this is our life. Life is brief, and then you die, you know? And we've chosen to do this with our lives. So it be better damn good. It better be worth it."
"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 other's opinions drown our your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already knw what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."
"Remembering that you are going to die is the best way to know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose."
You might also want to check this video and learn more about Steve Jobs' life story and experiences. He's amazing! Learn how he has changed the course of his life from being a drop out to a well-known inventor. Full transcript of his speech is available here.
Let us pray for this man. May he rest in peace. Click here to see the timeline of Steve Job's career.