50 Most Mesmerising Steve Jobs Quotes – #13 Will Inspire You
Steve Jobs was an American inventor, entrepreneur and designer who was the co-founder and chairman of Apple Computer. The products offered by Apple which include the iPod, iPhone and the iPad are widely known for revolutionising modern technology. Jobs was born in 1955 in Wisconsin but his parents left him for adoption. He spent most of his early life directionless, dropping out of college and experimenting different pursuits before co-founding Apple with Steve Wozniak in 1976. Jobs left Apple to launch Pixar Animation Studios but later rejoined Apple a decade later. Jobs died due to pancreatic cancer in 2011.
Steve Jobs is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of the microcomputer revolution. His legacy will forever remain as one of the most inspiring in the world.
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Here are some of the most mesmerising quotes from Steve Jobs
1.) “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”
2.)Let’s go invent tomorrow rather than worrying about what happened yesterday.
3.)“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
4.) “When you first start off trying to solve a problem, the first solutions you come up with are very complex, and most people stop there. But if you keep going, and live with the problem and peel more layers of the onion off, you can oftentimes arrive at some very elegant and simple solutions. Most people just don’t put in the time or energy to get there. We believe that customers are smart, and want objects which are well thought through.”
5.) “My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.”
6.) “Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.”
7.) “We don’t get a chance to do that many things and everyone should be really excellent. Because this is our life. Life is brief, and then you die, you know? And we’ve all chosen to do this with our lives. So it better be damn good. It better be worth it.”
8.) “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.”
9.) “I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance. It is so hard. You put so much of your life into this thing. There are such rough moments in time that I think most people give up. I don’t blame them. It’s really tough and it consumes your life. If you’ve got a family and you’re in the early days of a company, I can’t imagine how one could do it. I’m sure it’s been done but it’s rough. It’s pretty much an 18-hour day job, seven days a week for a while. Unless you have a lot of passion about this, you’re not going to survive.”
10.) “Quality is much better than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.”
11.) “I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what’s next.”
12.) “The greatest thing is when you do put your heart and soul into something over an extended period of time, and it is worth it.”
13.) “It’s really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.” – Steve Jobs
14.) “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.”
15.)If you are willing to work hard and ask lots of questions, you can learn business pretty fast.
16.) “The smallest company in the world can look as large as the largest company on the web.
17.) “Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”
18.) “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. 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.”
19.)I think everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer, should learn a computer language because it teaches you how to think.
20.) “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”
21.) If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.
22.) “My model for business is The Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other’s kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other, and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That’s how I see business: Great things in business are never done by one person, they’re done by a team of people.”
23.) “You think, well, focusing is saying yes. No, focusing is about saying no. Focusing is about saying no. And you’ve got to say no, no, no. When you say no, you piss off people.”
24.) “Don’t let the noise of other’s’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.”
25.)If you act like you can do something, then it will work.
26.) “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.”
27.)It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the Navy.
28.)I’ve been rejected, but I was still in love.
29.) I like interacting in the world of ideas, though somehow those ideas have to be tied to some physical reality. One of the things I like the most is dropping a new idea on a bunch of incredibly smart and talented people and then letting them work it out themselves. I like all of that very, very much.”
30.)“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.”
31.) “Picasso had a saying – ‘good artists copy, great artists steal‘ – and we have always been shameless about stealing great ideas.”
32.) “Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.”
33.) “Details matter, it’s worth waiting to get it right.”
34.)Don’t take it all too seriously. If you want to live your life in a creative way, as an artist, you have to not look back too much. You have to be willing to take whatever you’ve done and whoever you were and throw them away.
35.)One way to remember who you are is to remember who your heroes are.
36.)“I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.”
37.) “Innovation comes from people meeting up in the hallways or calling each other at 10:30 at night with a new idea, or because they realized something that shoots holes in how we’ve been thinking about a problem. It’s ad hoc meetings of six people called by someone who thinks he has figured out the coolest new thing ever and who wants to know what other people think of his idea.”
38.)There’s something much bigger than any of us here.
39.) “Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.”
40.) “No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because death is very likely the single best invention of life.”
41.) “You should never start a company with the goal of getting rich. Your goal should be making something you believe in and making a company that will last.”
43.) “Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It’s not about money. It’s about the people you have, how you’re led, and how much you get it.”
44.) “Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.”
45.) You can’t just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.”
46.) “Things don’t have to change the world to be important.”
47.) “If you just sit and observe, you will see how restless your mind is. If you try to calm it, it only makes it worse, but over time it does calm, and when it does, there’s room to hear more subtle things – that’s when your intuition starts to blossom and you start to see things more clearly and be in the present more. Your mind just slows down, and you see a tremendous expanse in the moment. You see so much more than you could see before. It’s a discipline; you have to practice it.”
48.) “You’ve got to start with the customer experience and work back toward the technology – not the other way around.”
49.)For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.”
50.) “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”
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