Steve Jobs: The Former Apple CEO’s Inspirational Sayings & Video


Steve Jobs - Apple former CEO

Steve Jobs - Apple former CEO

Updated October 5, 2011

Steve Jobs (1955-2011), Apple visionary, Passes Away

Apple Co-Founder Passes Away One Day After iPhone 4S Announcement. 

Goodnight and RIP Steve. One of million you inspired, your legacy will remain forever. N

**********

Apple announced that Steve Jobs will be resigning as CEO, a position he has held for more than a decade. The company’s official press release stated that the board of directors had named Tim Cook CEO and that Jobs would remain as chairman of the board. Will Apple be the same without Jobs?

I would like to share some of his most inspirational sayings:

“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. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.” [Stanford commencement speech, June 2005]

“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.”

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”

“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. [Stanford commencement speech, June 2005]

“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.” [Stanford commencement speech, June 2005]

“I urge you to watch this inspirational 15 minutes speech with more than 5 million views, Drawing from some of the most pivotal points in his life, Steve Jobs urged graduates to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life’s setbacks — including death itself —

“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.”
“I mean, some people say, ‘Oh, God, if [Jobs] got run over by a bus, Apple would be in trouble.’ And, you know, I think it wouldn’t be a party, but there are really capable people at Apple. My job is to make the whole executive team good enough to be successors, so that’s what I try to do.” [Stanford commencement speech, June 2005]

“People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully.”

And we’ve all chosen to do this with our lives. So it better be damn good. It better be worth it.”

“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.”

“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.”

“Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water or do you want a chance to change the world?”– The line he used to lure John Sculley as Apple’s CEO, according to Odyssey: Pepsi to Apple, by John Sculley and John Byrne

“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.” [NBC Nightly News, May 2006]

“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. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. 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.

“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. 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.” [Wired, February 1996]

The Way I See It: Steve is an inspirational example of following your heart desires, your intuitions and dreams. Believing in yourself and abilities and seeing the good in every hard/bad situation. There is no failure, there is no stupid person, there is no lazy person – I don’t believe that – I believe that if everyone did the thing that he loves, passionate about he will excel and will give it hundred percent of his effort, commitment and this is enough to change the world. Exactly as Steve did.  I love what Steve said about being fired from Apple “I was rejected but still in love” and he was hired back again, the power of choosing to do what we love and believing in ourselves is priceless. I wish that for all of us, our world will be for sure much much better!

Love & Lights

Noha

Advertisements

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Videocamera kopen
    Oct 07, 2011 @ 03:39:33

    Great beat ! I wish to apprentice even as you amend your web site, how can i subscribe for a weblog site? The account aided me a applicable deal. I have been a little bit familiar of this your broadcast provided vivid transparent concept

  2. nohahassan
    Oct 07, 2011 @ 04:24:30

    Hi There, Thanks a lot! you can simply sign up under the Join me title. This is how you subscribe to my blog and be updated with new posts. Glad you found some helpful information and inspiration! – N

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: