The Right Words for Steve

Seth Godin puts a positive spin on it:

It’s one thing to miss someone, to feel a void when they’re gone. It’s another to do something with their legacy, to honor them through your actions.

{read more: a eulogy of action}

 

And if you haven’t watched Steve’s commencement address to Stanford’s graduating class of 2005 yet, do so now {video and the text}. A primer for you:

When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.