Changing the world – Steve Jobs

Whether you are an Apple User or not, Steve Jobs has had an effect on the way we live our lives. In effect, he has changed the world.

There are hundreds of memorable quotes that have come from this remarkable man, and his view on life was extraordinary. Although never meeting him, he seemed like a genuine, down to earth, hardworking gentleman who had the respect of all of those around him.

His family meant as much to him has Apple did, and he described how he hoped the threads of his personal life, and work at Apple would intertwine with each other.

As he stated” Things don’t have to change the world to be important”, but changing the world he certainly did.

Below are a few of my favourite quotes from this motivating leader who left the world too early;

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

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.

My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.

We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life. Life is brief, and then you die, you know? So this is what we’ve chosen to do with our life.

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.

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.

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.

Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles

It comes from saying no to 1,000 things to make sure we don’t get on the wrong track or try to do too much

“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance

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