Apple – Remembering Steve Jobs

A tribute on the loss of Steve Jobs: Not only have we lost a creative genius and visionary, the world has also lost an amazing human being.

Life is way too short and I’ve come close to losing mine a couple times. The closest was when I was hit by a truck and suffered major head trauma. There’s a little about this in my bio, but I could write a book (someday I will) on the experience, the recovery and immersing back into this crazy world we live in.

Here’s a quote from Steve that I want to share which speaks the truth:

“Almost everything–all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure–these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”-Steve Jobs

I can tell you from experience that the new perspective on life and on how you want to start living your life changes dramatically when you come back from the nearly dead. Your values will change, your abilities will change (some for the better and some not), and your relationships will change.

English: Steve Jobs shows off the white iPhone...

English: Steve Jobs shows off the white iPhone 4 at the 2010 Worldwide Developers Conference Español: Presentación del iPhone 4 por Steve Jobs en la Worldwide Developers Conference del año 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Even if you face death, survive it, are able to comeback with this new perspective and be lucky enough to regain the ability to participate on the playing field again (the rat-race) with other “healthy” human beings, your mind can still be swayed to the “dark-side”. You may become distracted by an endless barrage of issues and melodrama that people react to like the world is going to end, when in reality 99.9% of the things we deal with on a daily basis are not a true immediate threat to us. Yet, over time this melodrama could cloud your new perspective and you may start becoming one of them again, a melodrama-mama! No! Not again!! What I mean is that you may get sucked into looking at these petty-issues like the rest of the clueless and start fighting fire with fire, instead of taking the high road. You get sucked in by the drama-mama or douche-bag and you become resentful, then angry! This is bad, very bad. You’ve lost your new perspective and you’re not cool, calm and collected anymore. You’ve switched over to the dark-side Luke!

Now you are screwed, because you have now become this unlikable person whom the other party was trying to create in their mind. You were swooned to the dark-side (sucked into their melodrama), and you’ve helped them create what they were projecting. It has happened to me more than on one occasion and it sucks! I really hate myself when I’ve let that happen. You feel like were lead into a trap, but in the end we need to take responsibility for how we respond. So be as mindful as you can before you react to things. Keep in mind that if is not a physically harming issue and nobody’s holding a gun to your head, there is no real threat, therefore take a deep breath and take a walk if you have to before you spout your mouth and make the best speech you will ever regret.

Whatever the issue that has come up and the way it may be projected upon you, don’t let it start wearing you down and getting under your skin, especially if it’s a judgment on your character when you’ve not wronged anyone. The other party has created something out of nothing and their issue could be an interpretation of something that really didn’t happen. So don’t help them make it happen and have them be the true prophet!

This is the bitch, most of the world does not have your new born perspective and will be sweating the small stuff which is not a real threat in any way, shape or form. The many people who sweat the small stuff are self absorbed and will try to bring you into their melodrama. So for a while, especially fresh out of your recovery it’s easier to keep that bad ju-ju at bay, but as the years go on and you become once again fully immersed in this “real” world, it becomes more difficult to keep your patience and keep your cool with these babes in the woods.

For the most part, it’s not until a life threatening or a life altering event happens before many people come to see what truly matters, what really happened, and what is just their story.

Ok, there’s a tangent to chew on, chew slowly.

All the best Steve, wish us luck!



Author Sandro Marino

Sandro Marino - Dual Citizen, Multilingual, World Traveling Serial Entrepreneur, Concierge, Speaker, Coach, Blogger, Health & Fitness Guru, Expert Snow Skier, Surfer & Beach Lover

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