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12 Inspiring Quotes from Steve Jobs That Enrich your Day

12 Inspiring Quotes from Steve Jobs That Enrich your Day

We all have days where we just feel miserable about our lives. We are confused about what we want to achieve, then we start to doubt whether we are on the right track towards our goals and challenge our own ability and belief. It doesn’t mean that we are weak. It’s completely normal because even the most successful people in the world need motivation.

It’s always nice to get inspiration from well-known successful people when we feel unsure about our lives. Taking reference from their personal stories and life mottos doesn’t only motivate us but also giving us valuable insight on how to live our lives in a better way.

I am sure no one will challenge me for saying Steve Job is one of the all-time legends in the 21st century.

Steve Jobs was not just a visionary genius, but a man with an incredible passion for innovation, and a man who changed the world as we knew it. His lust for life was so huge that he used to look at his reflection in the mirror each morning and say to himself:

“If today was the last day of my life would I want to do what I’m about to do today?”

What an inspiring way to start the day – and a great way to make sure you’re living in the moment and striving to live a life with meaning and purpose.

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No one can accuse Steve Jobs of being unproductive or lazy that’s for sure!  He founded the world-famous animation company Pixar, brought computer giant Apple back to life even after being fired in 1985 and fought a debilitating battle with pancreatic cancer, a battle that after 9 years, he sadly lost in 2011.

What I love about Steve Jobs was his unnerving belief in ‘doing what you love’. This inspiring quote really resonates with me and inspires me every day to get up and do something meaningful with my life. I believe we can learn a lot from Steve Jobs and so here is a collection of my favorite and most insightful Steve Jobs inspiring quotes. I hope they inspire you as much as they have inspired me to ‘think differently’ over the years.

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish

Steve Jobs

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

    Steve Jobs

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

      Steve Jobs

         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.

        Steve Jobs

          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.

          Steve Jobs

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            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.

            Steve Jobs

              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.

              Steve Jobs

                Again, 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.

                Steve Jobs

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                  The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.

                  Steve Jobs

                    The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.

                    Steve Jobs

                      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.

                      Steve Jobs

                        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.

                        Steve Jobs

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                          5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

                          5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

                          Everyone experiences mental stress at one time or another. Maybe you’re starting a new career, job, or business, or you feel incredibly overwhelmed between work, parenting, and your love life (or a lack of it). It could even be that you simply feel that you have way too much to do and not enough time to do it,  plus, on top of everything, nothing seems to be going the way it should!

                          Yup, we all experience mental stress from time-to-time, and that’s okay as long as you have the tools, techniques and knowledge that allow you to fully relieve it once it comes.

                          Here are 5 tips for relieving mental stress when it comes so you can function at your best while feeling good (and doing well) in work, love, or life:

                          1. Get Rationally Optimistic

                          Mental stress starts with your perception of your experiences. For instance, most people get stressed out when they perceive their reality as “being wrong” in some way. Essentially, they have a set idea of how things “should be” at any given moment, and when reality ends up being different (not even necessarily bad), they get stressed.

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                          This process is simply a result of perception and can be easily “fixed” by recognizing that although life might not always be going as YOU think it should, it’s still going as it should—for your own benefit.

                          In fact, once you fully recognize that everything in your life ultimately happens for your own growth, progress, and development—so you can achieve your goals and dreams—your perception works in your favor. You soon process and respond to your experience of life differently, for your advantage. That’s the essence of becoming “rationally optimistic.”

                          The result: no more mental stress.

                          2. Unplug

                          Just like you might need to unplug your computer when it starts acting all crazy, you should also “unplug” your mind.

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                          How on earth do you unplug your mind? Simple: just meditate.

                          It isn’t nearly difficult or complicated as some people think, so, if you don’t already meditate, give it a try. Whether you meditate for 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours, this is a surefire way to reduce mental stress.

                          Meditation has been scientifically proven to relax your body (resulting in less mental stress), while also reducing anxiety and high blood pressure.

                          3. Easy on the Caffeine

                          Yes, we know, we know—everyone loves a nice java buzz, and that’s okay, but there’s a fine line between a small caffeine pick-me-up and a racing heart and mind that throws you into a frenzy of mental stress.

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                          Try giving up caffeine for a while and see how you feel. And, if that’s completely out of the question for you, at least try to minimize it. You might find that lots of your mental stress mysteriously “disappears” as your caffeine intake goes down.

                          4. Attack Mental Stress Via the Back Door

                          That’s right: your body and mind are part of the whole being, and are constantly influencing and affecting each other. If you’re experiencing a lot of mental stress, try to reduce it by calming your body down—a calm body equals a calmer mind.

                          How do you calm your body down and reduce physical stress? A  great way to reduce physical stress (thereby reducing mental stress) is to take natural supplements that are proven to reduce stress and anxiety while lifting your mood. Three good ones to look into are kava-kava, St John’s wort, and rhodiola rosea:

                          • Kava-kava is a natural plant known to have mild sedative properties, and you should be able to find it at your natural health food store or vitamin store. It’s available in capsules or liquid extract form.
                          • St John’s wort is a natural flower used to treat depression. Again, it’s found at your local health store in capsules or liquid. Because it uplifts mood (enabling you to see the brighter side of all experiences) it helps relieve mental stress as well.
                          • Rhodiola rosea is a natural plant shown to reduce stress and uplift mood, and Russian athletes have been using it forever. Like the other two supplements mentioned, rhodiola rosea can be found at your natural health store in capsule or liquid form.

                          While these supplements are all natural and can be very helpful for most people, always check with your health care provider first as they can cause side-effects depending on your current health situation etc.

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                          5. Good Old-Fashioned Exercise

                          This tip has been around forever because it works. Nothing relieves mental stress like running, kickboxing—you name it. Anything super-physical will wipe out most of your mental stresses once the exercise endorphins (happy chemicals) are released into your brain.

                          The result: mental stress will be gone!

                          So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed or just plain stressed, try using some of the above tips. You can even print this out or save it to refer to regularly.

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