Every blog has its own set of Steve Job quotes. They maybe from tweets or came from other list but the thing is do we really understand or it’s just another quote that is good to read? Maybe because it just rhymes or it’s really what we need today, everyday is a new struggle how to keep up with the times, how to shield in disappointments and frustrations.
“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”
“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? And we’ve all chosen to do this with our lives. So it better be damn good. It better be worth it.”
“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. 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.”
“I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.”
“Design is not just what it looks like. Design is how it works.”
“And 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. We’re always thinking about new markets we could enter, but it’s only by saying no that you can concentrate on the things that are really important.”
“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.”
“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.”
There is no guy can simply influence a lot of people in just words from a man you never met, but if you really think about it, if you really read it by the heart then you will start thinking about what you are doing right now and you will say, “Hey this guy is right!’ That’s Steve Jobs.