Steve Jobs – His Quotes That Will Inspire You

Steve Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American entrepreneur and inventor. He was the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc. The greatest gift that Steve Jobs gave the world is “Apple.” He once quoted “An iPod, a phone, an internet mobile communicator… these are NOT three separate devices. We are calling it the iPhone! Today Apple is going to reinvent the phone. And here it is.

I would like to pay a small tribute to Steve Jobs by sharing some of his quotes.These quotes inspired me personally and I am hoping that they will inspire you as well.

  • Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.
  • Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
  • Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.
  • 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.
  • If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.
  • Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.
  • Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.
  • Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
  • My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.
  • 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.
  • Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.
  • I’m an optimist in the sense that I believe humans are noble and honorable, and some of them are really smart. I have a very optimistic view of individuals.
  • That’s been one of my mantras — focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.
  • It’s not a faith in technology. It’s faith in people.
  • We hire people who want to make the best things in the world.
  • When you’re doing something for yourself, or your best friend or family, you’re not going to cheese out. If you don’t love something, you’re not going to go the extra mile, work the extra weekend, challenge the status quo as much.
  • The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again.
  • You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.
  • Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful, that’s what matters to me.
  • Stay hungry, stay foolish……
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