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A Job Well Done

 

                                                                                                                             

 

 

Although I am avid PC user (never having owned a MAC), I see the immense value in the creative genius of a man who moved on to whatever awaited him on the other side.  Steve Jobs died of cancer today, leaving an immediate family and a family of choice and chance who have benefitted immensely from his ingenuity.  His was a legacy that began in a garage where the Apple seeds were planted, and has grown to world wide proportions; the roots of which go deep and the branches of which touch the sky.  What impressed me most about Steve was that he kept feeding his dream, not resting on his well deserved laurels. Instead he kept coming up with new and improved ways of enhancing our ability to communicate with each other.  I do own an iphone and love the ways in which it allows me to reach out and touch people via speech, email and text. It is definitely a boon to this natural born communicator.

Jobs also exhibited  both right brain creativity and left brain, linear logic; a winning combination that had him taking his place in the pantheon of successful entrepreneurs.

He echoed what I have long known to be so; that we are led by the inexorable force of life that beckons us forward and has us compelled to go beyond our expectations for ourselves and our wildest dreams.

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future,” he told Stanford University graduates during a commencement speech in 2005. “You have to trust in something: your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”

Indeed his dots connected all of our futures.   May he take a well deserved rest in his new ‘corporate headquarters’.

 

http://youtu.be/RMTKb-pgxGI  Keep Me In Your Heart For Awhile  by Warren Zevon

 

 

 



  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Cass Forkin

    Edie, great article. Amazing life…after listening this morning, it is worth everyone’s time to google Steve Job’s 2005 speech at Stanford and listen to all of it. And, to all my great friends desperately trying to connect the dots looking forward, stop. Trust and do. Cass

    • http://www.liveinjoy.org Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW

      Thanks Cass. Seems I missed your comment back when I wrote this. Creative genius. I am trusting and doing. YOU are an example of that. <3

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003406026085 Jessica

    I do follow your blog and was sort of stneund you managed all of this + the end BSL campaign without having a plan. I guess there is hope for no-plan people like me after all. And imagine if you would have a plan hmmm.Love the Cooper photo!

    • http://www.liveinjoy.org Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW

      Not sure what you are referring to. Can you clarify please?

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