“My Life Got Bigger”

I just read some of Apple CEO Tim Cook’s MIT speech and found it inspiring, refreshing, and powerful, especially this part:

“Measure your impact on humanity not by the number of likes but by the lives you touch; not in popularity but in the people you serve. I found that my life got bigger when I stopped caring what other people thought of me. Yours will too.”

Source: David L. Harris, American City Business Journals

With Love,



About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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4 Responses to “My Life Got Bigger”

  1. My life is pretty big as I don’t generally give a rats ass what others think of me

    • russtowne says:

      Cool! I still care greatly what friends and family in particular think of me, but do what I do anyway. I believe it’s a bit like being afraid but not letting fear control my life. I acknowledge it’s there and most often keep moving toward my goal. I focus on needing to use the qualifier “most often” less frequently. It would be a lot easier if the fear wasn’t there, but perhaps it’s not supposed to be easy.

  2. ksbeth says:

    i loved that speech

  3. This is the second thing I’ve read today (though different quotes) that shares this message. I think the universe is talking to me.

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