Last night we heard the sad news that Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, had passed away after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. While we're not fortunate enough to own an Apple computer, i-Phone or i-Pad, we can not help but have heavy hearts today. This man was brilliant and he changed the world forever. In fact, if it were not for his contributions, we would not be able to blog and connect with all of you. Thanks to Mr. Jobs we'll be able to keep in touch while sitting on our sailboat in a beautiful anchorage. His advancements in technology have definitely changed the cruising world!
A lot of cancer patients say that the disease has given them a new appreciation of life. I don't need cancer to value every single day, and I hope that neither myself nor any of my loved ones ever have to face death in the face like Steve Jobs did. Here are a few of the quotes from Steve Jobs ... may we all learn from his wisdom.
"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. Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."
"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. Stay hungry. Stay foolish."
"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 of 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".
Steve Jobs had such ambition and drive. People like him make me feel so lazy and ... well, stupid! We're not all genuises, but we can all learn from a man like Mr. Jobs. Follow your dreams, live your passion, and live your life ... not somebody else's!
Rest In Peace Steve Jobs ... you will never be forgotten!
Hasta luego ... until then. Mid-Life Cruising!