As I've spent the last six months trying to decide what to do with my life I keep coming back to this quote:
"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do," he told the Stanford grads in 2005.
"If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on."
and this one:
“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.”
The manner in which he died is perfectly aligned with the way he lived. Fearless, focussed and with great passion and joy. Everyone always forgets the joy. When I saw him present at Macworld a year ago I was struck by how much fun he appeared to be having on stage. That never left him, even to the end.
Words cannot begin to express the impact this man has had on my life. Both personally & professionally. There is no one whom I have held in greater esteem both creatively and as a leader. I only met him once, but I’ll miss him all the same