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That brings me to my last bit of advice. 14 years ago, Steve stood on this stage and told your predecessors, your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Your mentors may leave you prepared, but they can't leave you ready. When Steve got sick, I had hardwired my thinking to the belief that he would get better. And when he was gone truly gone. I learned the real visceral difference between preparation and readiness. When the dust settled, all I knew was that I was going to have to be the best version of myself that I could be. I knew that if you got out of bed every morning and set your watch by what other people expect or demand, it'll drive you crazy. Don't waste your time living someone else's life. Don't try to emulate the people who came before you to the exclusion of everything else contorting into a shape that doesn't fit. It takes too much mental effort, effort that should be dedicated to creating and building. And always remember that you can't take it with you. You're going to have to pass it on. Thank you very much and congratulations to the class of 2019!

Apple (AAP - Get Report) CEO Tim Cook delivered a commencement address at Stanford University over the weekend.

He had lots of advice for the Class of 2019 and he touched on many topics from digital privacy to his colleague and friend Steve Jobs.

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life."  Wise words from Steve Jobs who stood on the very same stage.

Cook continued, "Here's my corollary: You mentors may leave you prepared, but they can't leave you ready."

Watch highlights of Cooks commencement speech above.

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