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the internet is blowing up with tributes to steve jobs.

as well it should.

what a legacy to leave behind.

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i've been talking about dreams lately, and going after what you want. 

years ago, when i was just starting out at my first 'real job' out of college, i somehow stumbled across a transcript of the commencement address steve jobs gave at stanford.

i started reading it, thinking it was just another opportunity to make the time pass quicker at work.

but as i read it, his message really touched me.

i didn't have a blog at the time, so i did the next best thing: copied and pasted the text into a word document that lived on my desktop for the rest of the time i worked there. 

i worked there for almost six years and read it so many times, i lost count.

but it moved me.

i'd forgotten about that speech. until last night.

read it here
[excerpt below]

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"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. 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." 

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it's difficult if not impossible to see how things will shape up for you when you're just starting out. but i re-read his speech today during my lunch hour and teared up.

then i took a deep breath and tried to remember that everyone, even steve jobs, started somewhere.

thanks for the reminder.

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