July 29, 2014

Steve Jobs: You cant connect the dots looking forward

“Your time is limited. Don’t waste it by living someone else’s life.”

-Steve Jobs

To say that Apple has changed my family’s life is an understatement. When Apple puts out a new product, my husband is always one of the early adapters on a pre-order list. We were one of the {few} people who purchased the very first Apple TV for an unheard of $299. And even when Popular Mechanics named The Apple TV one of “The worst products of 2007″ my husband defended its technology til’ the end.

It was this kind of “loyalty” {read: obsession} that made me bake an iphone cake for my husband’s 29th birthday and then throw an iPad/iPhone themed 30th birthday party the following year.

I often teased about the obsession. But as much as I teased, I knew the truth was  I wouldn’t know what to do without my iPhone. I once lost it while Christmas shopping at the mall and completely freaked out. “MY LIFE IS ON THAT PHONE.” … as dramatic as the words sounded. It was true. Later that night, that phone was found much thanks to Apple’s GPS technology & Mr. Complicated’s determination to track it down in the pouring rain.

And as I type on my Mac Air with my hubby next to me browsing on his iPad, there is no denying that Steve Jobs changed the world. And today, the world lost an incredible visionary who’s words sound only more brilliant every time they are echoed.

  • “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”
  • “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.”

RIP STEVE JOBS

1955-2011

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