50+Inspirational Steve Jobs quotes that might change your life positively

 

 

Steve Jobs (Feb.24, 1955- Oct. 21, 2011).

Steve Jobs was a successful American Entrepreneur, an inventor and a computer programmer. He cofounded Apple computers with his colleagues Steve Woznaik in 1976. They only raised $1,300 as a startup capital and four years after the company sales was worth $200 million.

Jobs did not just stumble into wealth overnight. The journey that brought him to limelight took much of hard work, determination and perseverance. We have about 50+inspirational Steve Jobs quotes that might change your life positively.

 

 

  1. “My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to make them better.”

 

  1. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”

 

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

 

  1. “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become.”

 

  1. “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.”

 

  1. “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.”

 

  1. “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.”

 

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

 

  1. “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.”

 

  1. “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 and karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”

 

  1. “Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.”

 

  1. “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.”

 

  1. “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.”

  1. “If you want to hire great people, and have them stay, you have to be run by ideas, not “hierarchy. The best ideas have to win.”

 

  1. “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? So, this is what we’ve chosen to do with our life.”

 

  1. “We hire people who want to make the best things in the world.”

 

  1. “And no, we don’t know where it will lead. We just know there’s something much bigger than any of us here.”

 

  1. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”

 

  1. “Right now, the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.”

 

  1. “Don’t let the noise of other’s opinion drown out your own inner voice. And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.”

 

  1. “If you truly look closely most overnight success took a long time.”

 

  1. “The one who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world are the ones who do.”

 

  1. “A lot of companies have chosen to downsize, and maybe that was the right thing for them. We chose a different path. Our belief was that if we kept putting great products in front of customers, they would continue to open their wallets.”

 

  1. “Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”

 

  1. “We’re here to put a dent in the universe. Otherwise why else even be here?”

 

  1. “I’m as proud of many of the things we haven’t done as the things we have done. Innovation is saying no to a thousand things.”

 

  1. “When you’re a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you’re not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will see it. You’ll know it’s there, so you’re going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back. For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.”

 

  1. “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.”

 

  1. “Well, Apple invented the PC as we know it, and then it invented the graphical user interface as we know it eight years later (with the introduction of the Mac). But then, the company had a decade in which it took a nap.”

 

  1. “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.”

 

  1. “These technologies can make life easier, can let us touch people we might not otherwise. You may have a child with a birth defect and be able to get in touch with other parents and support groups, get medical information, the latest experimental drugs. These things can profoundly influence life. I’m not downplaying that.”

 

  1. “The people who are doing the work are the moving force behind the Macintosh. My job is to create a space for them, to clear out the rest of the organization and keep it at bay.”

 

  1. “Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future

 

  1. “The manual for WordStar, the most popular word-processing program, is 400 pages thick. To write a novel, you have to read a novel – one that reads like a mystery to most people. They’re not going to learn slash q-z any more than they’re going to learn Morse code. That is what Macintosh is all about.”

 

  1. “I don’t think I’ve ever worked so hard on something, but working on Macintosh was the neatest experience of my life. Almost everyone who worked on it will say that. None of us wanted to release it at the end. once it was out of our hands, it wouldn’t be ours anymore.”

  1. We’re going to be able to ask our computers to monitor things for us, and when certain conditions happen, are triggered, the computers will take certain actions and inform us after the fact.

 

  1. “To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologies into a company that can continue to innovate for years, it requires a lot of disciplines.”

 

  1. “My biological mother later found out that my mother had never graduated from college and that my father had never graduated from high school. She refused to sign the final adoption papers. She only relented a few months later when my parents promised that I would someday go to college.”

 

  1. “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. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.”

 

  1. “Woz is living his own life now. He hasn’t been around Apple for about five years. But what he did will go down in history.”

 

 

  1. “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.”

 

  1. “It takes these very simple-minded instructions – ‘Go fetch a number, add it to this number, put the result there, perceive if it’s greater than this other number’ – but executes them at a rate of, let’s say, 1,000,000 per second. At 1,000,000 per second, the results appear to be magic.”

 

  1. As individuals, people are inherently good. I have a somewhat more pessimistic view of people in groups. And I remain extremely concerned when I see what’s happening in our country, which is in many ways the luckiest place in the world. We don’t seem to be excited about making our country a better place for our kids.

 

  1. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else life. Don’t be trapped by dogma-which is living with the result of other people’s thinking.”

 

  1. “Bottom line is, I didn’t return to Apple to make a fortune. I’ve been very lucky in my life and already have one. When I was 25, my net worth was $100 million or so. I decided then that I wasn’t going to let it ruin my life. There’s no way you could ever spend it all, and I don’t view wealth as something that validates my intelligence.”

 

  1. “You know, my main reaction to this money thing is that it’s humorous, all the attention to it, because it’s hardly the most insightful or valuable thing that’s happened to me.”

 

  1. “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.”

 

  1. “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.”

 

  1. “But 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.”

 

  1. “When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: ‘If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.’ It made an impression on me, and since then, 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.”

 

  1. “You can’t look at the competition and say you’re going to it better. You have to look at the competition and say you’re going to do it differently.”

 

  1. “People who know what they are talking about don’t need power points.”

 

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

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