This blog is about creativity and inspiration. And few could argue that we lost one of the great visionaries and creative minds of our time yesterday – Steve Jobs.
There are many things that I can take away from words I’ve heard Mr. Jobs speak over the years about his life and career. That no failure, even a seemingly great and insurmountable one, is truly impossible to recover from. That to live a creatively daring life is worthwhile. That following your heart is important, and so is filling your work with passion. That you may not understand everything when you’re going through it, but looking back – you can see the dots connecting to take you right to where you are.
Of all the things you could say about Steve Jobs, whether you like Apple or not, this must be said – and I hope can one day be said of me – he left the world a different place for being here. He literally changed the way many people do life. And that right there is creative genius if I’ve even seen it.
I hung this little reminder in my office today, and then photographed it with my iPhone to share with all of you. I hope it is an appropriate tribute.