I was saddened to learn of the death of Steve Jobs as clearly he was a famous entrepreneur and innovator that we can all learn many lessons from.
Now, I know very little about Steve Jobs. I have never really read all that much about the man. However, it would seem that he enjoyed the thrill of running a company and enjoyed the excitement that comes from building something out of nothing – or incremental improvements – or just the challenge of man versus the world.
However, one thing that I did notice is that it looks like he pretty much worked until the very end.
So I think one of the biggest lessons we can learn from him is not to work until you die. And since you don’t really know when you are going to die, make sure you aren’t living to work right now.
I know I kind of do. And honestly, I’m not too sure how to change my pattern, but I know I’m going to give it some real thought before I wake up in another 10 years, and it’s been another 10 years with no real change.
So let’s learn one last lesson from Steve – perhaps the greatest one of all – don’t resign before you die.