Saturday, August 17, 2013

365 Inspirations—229: Steve Jobs Movie

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma—which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition."—Steve Jobs 

When I heard that Ashton Kutcher was playing Steve Jobs in the movie Jobs, it was hard for me to picture it. Kutcher has played, for the most part, in comedy roles and this wasn't really a comedy. However, I have to give the guy some credit, he did a good job as Jobs.

He got the voice, mannerisms, stare and even the walk (though a bit exaggerated at times) down.

So I ended up liking Kutcher as Jobs and it did make the movie enjoyable for me. After all, the movie is about Job's life and if you don't like the main character, then the movie is not going to be good either.

I found this movie to be inspirational. There were many things I did not know about Steve Jobs before the movie. I did not realize how determined and focused he was to succeed and how unwilling he was to sacrifice any of what he believed in for any amount of money. He was against following the status quo and believed, according to the movie, that each person must follow their own passions, no matter what those look like to anyone else.

He was fired from the very company he created and was later hired back as the CEO after the company floundered without him.

What I took away from this movie was that to make a difference in this world, it's important to stay focused on your passion, otherwise it is easy to just simply be living or existing. We all have gifts to offer, but very few people are fully offering their gifts to the world.

The movie made me want to keep on writing and creating. And yes, I am writing and creating on my MacBook Pro, created by Apple Computers. Apple was Job's vision and dream that he started in his parent's garage with some friends. He perfected it and continued to shape it and it was his gift to the world. It was his passion.

What gifts are you offering to the world? Have you found your passion(s) and are you living your dream(s)?


  1. I must admid that I don't live my dreams in every case. Thanks for the important question! It is good to think about it on a regular basis and finally walk the walk.

    Thanks again for your blog, have a good weekend and take care.

  2. I am living for the dream, making it happen more and more each day by refusing, utterly, to tolerate anything less than the complete fruition of my passions in the form of a career. Thanks for asking and inspiring!