Lawfuel.com – The loss of Steve Jobs, Apple founder and inventor, who died today, has left the world in shock notwithstanding his obviously mounting struggle with cancer which saw him leave his position as CEO of the technological monothith.
As tributes flow into Apple headquarters, which only yesterday released its latest iPhone, the iPhone4S, many remembered the words uttered by Jobs recently when he
Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.
“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.
“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.”
His brilliance will not be soon forgotten.