It wasn’t until I heard Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement speech that I really cared about who he was and what he had done.
Sure, I knew his name, knew that he had started Apple and Pixar. But those won’t be the achievements I remember him for. It was this video that put him at icon status for me. It is this video, and his three personal stories that changed forever how I saw Steve Jobs.
Steve accomplished so much in his short life and when I heard the news on Wednesday that he had died, my eyes filled with tears.
There are few people who have had the impact on our lives in such small and large ways.
Few of us will know the fame Steve did. We may be nameless, faceless cogs, but each one of us has a story. Each one of us has the opportunity to do what we love. As Steve says to these commencing students….Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish! We can’t see how the dots of our life connect looking forward says Steve, however, looking back, it all begins to make sense. Especially if you are following a dream.
Thank you Steve!
I hope his story inspires you. I hope his message stays with you.
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.