It has been ages since I last wrote this blog. I have been going through a writers’ block with high levels of procrastination, and coupled with that, I have my summer freelance project to code. Nevertheless, I wanted to write something today. The topic, ‘Steve Jobs’ best sayings’. Steve Jobs was many things to me. He was a visionary, an entrepreneur, game changer, dreamer, motivator, thinker, designer, fighter, mastermind and more importantly, a great human being. Through his quotes and sayings, he has always acted like a virtual mentor.
Here is a list of my top Steve Jobs’ sayings that I believe have and will inspire many generations to come. My personal favorite is the last one.
“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,” he told the Stanford grads in 2005. “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 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 other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”
“There are no failures – just experiences and your reactions to them.”
“I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug,
When people look at an iMac, they think the design is really great, but most people don’t understand it’s not skin deep,’ he said. ‘There’s a reason why, after two years, people haven’t been able to copy the iMac. It’s not just surface. The reason the iMac doesn’t have a fan is engineering. It took a ton of engineering and that’s true for the Cube and everything else.
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
“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.”
“The only problem with Microsoft is they just have no taste. They have absolutely no taste. And I don’t mean that in a small way, I mean that in a big way, in the sense that they don’t think of original ideas, and they don’t bring much culture into their products.”
“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
Thank you Steve Jobs. You continue to inspire.
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