This morning both joy and sadness linger. Joy to have shared my great news with you last night. Sadness at the loss of Steve Jobs.
There’s so much to learn from this man’s life: the passion to pursue a vision; the dedication to bring that new vision of creativity the world; the desire to use what we’ve learned in service to the world.
For a long time I had a quote from Steve Jobs posted on the ceiling over my bed. It said: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?”
His address at the Stanford Commencement in 2005 is so memorable that I used it as the basis for a Toastmasters speech a couple of years ago. It’s worth the time to watch:
As I go through this day, I will remember Steve Jobs and the excellence with which he pursued his passions. I will remember his dedication to the challenges. There is nothing so great in this life that we cannot overcome it with focus and dedication.
I wish you joy today as you pursue your own personal Challenge.