Today was a very sad and reflective day. A brilliant innovator, genius, and role model was taken away from us much too early. My father also lost his battle with cancer at the tender age of 56. I learned from a young age that life is precious. Life is short. Life is right now. Steve Jobs seemed to know all of that and much, much more. He proved by great example that every day was meant to exist on this earth to the fullest. Even after his diagnosis with cancer, Steve Jobs lived, loved, and created products that changed the world and our lives forever.
Below are some favorite quotes from Steve Job's 2005 Stanford Commencement Address. If you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend taking 15 minutes out of your busy life to watch it. Like Steve Jobs, the speech is inspring and memorable.
"Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don't lose Faith." – Steve Jobs
"The only way to do great work is to love what you do." – Steve Jobs
"Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking that you have something to lose." – Steve Jobs
"Stay hungry, stay foolish" – Steve Jobs