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Steve Jobs–Never Took No For An Answer!

By Rusty @russellpurkiss

“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.” –Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs–Never Took No For An Answer!
I dedicate today’s post to a man who was not only a visionary, a pioneer, an inspiration, an example on many fronts but who has also shown us how to gracefully pass on to his new life!  Steve Jobs not only spearheaded the creation of the iMac, iPod, iPad and iPhone he was one that embodied the iBelieve! This should serve as a tremendous example to all who wish to move forward in life, believe tremendously in what you do and go for it against all odds.

Steve exuded enthusiasm in what he did that inspired thousands to help him create what he envisioned and millions to then buy it once it hit the market! He created a culture, loved by millions and hated by many who saw his advancement as a threat to their own market share.  No one can deny his success, his legacy lives on in the purse, pocket, office, or home to remember him by!

Having once been fired from his own company, Steve went on to pioneer with others yet another successful company, Pixar which once again showed that the word ‘no’ was not included in the dictionary, at least not in his! After his return to Apple, he turned a then struggling company into a mega corporation and won the love and respect of all those who worked for him.  His workers were willing to work days, nights, weekends, holidays in order to get a product just right for launch!  Steve was a born leader, he was going somewhere and in order to follow him everyone had to up their stride, because he not only going there, he was going in a hurry!

But Steve was not born into all of this in the most natural of ways, he was adopted, no doubt by very loving and caring parents, who gave him  opportunities and supported him along the way.  He could however had taken the road of excuses and decided that for him “it just wasn’t meant to be”, but instead against all adversity, having started in a little garage in Silicon Valley, he took flight!  Take notice of this, learn from his example because if you are able to glean just a bit of this inspiration you too could make your mark!

I did not meet Steve here on this planet, I missed that possibility, but I do know the inspiration that he was bathed in!  Pipe into this power, it is believing in what is not seen, it is going for it!  I salute you Steve and thank you for being the inspiration that you were here on earth, you live on!


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