Today is the one year anniversary of Steve Jobs’ passing. His death effected me in so many ways. It brought up a lot of emotions about my own mortality, my survival, how I wish I could have helped him with his illness, about living each moment to the fullest and how much time I’ve spent in my life on so many things that, in reality, are not that important. It also had me reflecting on the gifts Steve had to share, his blessing and the impact he’s had on this world. I believe he may be looked upon as the equivalent to Einstein and Mozart because of his genius and the way his gifts impact each and every one of our lives on a daily basis, even after his passing. Apple had a wonderful tribute to Steve on their site today which you can see here.
Because of his passion, Steve never quit even when he was stripped of his most precious creation, Apple. One of the things Steve Jobs exemplified the most is how important it is to focus on our blessings and our passion and in doing so we can change the world.
It reminds me of what I saw yesterday on TV. The Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin’s, daughter, Bindi, was being interviewed. She is carrying on his legacy with such grace and beauty. She said that her dad had such passion that he made a difference in the lives of millions. She went on to say that if one man could do that, you can too.
When we discover our life’s purpose and use our passion to fulfill it, our lives are fulfilled and the unimaginable can be achieved. Today, as I think of Steve Jobs, I see the impact that one person can have when they follow their passion and live their life’s purpose. My wish for you today and every day is that you live your life to the fullest and fulfill your purpose and passion. Imagine if we all did.