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Steve Jobs, whose legacy will be trumpeted for years to come, was one of the most innovative minds of the century. He was truly a visionary; and we are grateful for his extraordinary technological contributions to mankind.

During a 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University, Steve Jobs gave an unassuming edict of How to Live before You Die. During his address, Jobs said:

  • Death clears out the old and makes way for the new. Right now, the new is you!
  • Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the results of someone else’s thinking
  • Don’t let the noise of other opinions drown out your own inner voice

Exceptional advice for the countless students I have seen over the years that are influenced to vicariously live the lives of a parent, or those who struggle to measure up to someone else’s expectations. In Jobs’ words:

  • Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life
  • And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition: they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary

Seriously, there’s no better feeling than being passionately involved in what you do for a living. Adding a paycheck to what you might otherwise do for free is an added bonus. Allow me to encourage you to discover and follow your passion; that which you were called to do. In the end, like Steve Jobs, you’ll have no regrets.

Donnell Turner, GCDF

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