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RIP Steve Jobs – an inspiration to find and live our calling

Your time on earth is limited it, don’t live someone else’s life, live by your vision. Steve Jobs.

I never knew Steve Jobs. Some say he was a visionary, a rebel, a pioneer. Others they he was controlling, cold and intimidating. Most may say he was a lot of both. His short life was dotted with successes and failures, with the successes clearly outweighing the failures. He also struggled with the disease that finally beat him for nearly a decade (as far as we’re told) and I wonder if this awareness of mortality was what led Steve Jobs to drive harder, dig deeper to make happen what he so clearly was meant to do. He says his success had nothing to do with a networth of 1,000,0000, 10,000,000 or 100,000,000 – although I suspect it didn’t hurt – but that it was about pushing boundaries and creating something incredible. He wanted to “leave a ding in the world”. That was his vision, his calling and achieving it, likely his utmost satisfaction.

So maybe the drive and vision was inherent in his personality and maybe it was enhanced by the awareness of a disease for which all the money in the world couldn’t buy a cure, leading him to live like there was no tomorrow. And with or without a looming illness, shouldn’t we all?

So here are my questions to you. What do you do exactly? What gives you that complete feeling of accomplishment? Do you think that what you’re doing is what you’re meant to do and, if not, what is?


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