I’m getting a little burned out on the 5 for Friday thing, so I decided to switch it up a little. Actually, I had a post all ready to go about running (which, for the record bored me to tears) and then I read this article on the Top Ten Lessons Steve Jobs Taught Us and I was inspired. (This is a great article, by the way – love him or hate him, he’s changed the world)
I especially loved the quotes — and since he really HAS offered up a lot of good advice and insight, here are my top 5. It was hard to choose – he’s very quotable!
Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful – that’s what matters to me.” – Wall Street Journal, May 25, 1993
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
I’m sorry, it’s true. Having children really changes your view on these things. We’re born, we live for a brief instant, and we die. It’s been happening for a long time. Technology is not changing it much — if at all.
The most compelling reason for most people to buy a computer for the home will be to link it to a nationwide communications network. We’re just in the beginning stages of what will be a truly remarkable breakthrough for most people––as remarkable as the telephone. – Playboy Magazine, February 1985
(AMAZING that he said this in 1985. True visionary, indeed)
No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.
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. – Stanford Commencement Speech, 2005
What inspires you?
Hope everyone has a great Friday and a great weekend! Good luck to everyone running the Chicago Marathong this weekend!! (Angie/Randee/Alecia/Cely/Britt — I mean you!)