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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 Reasons Why You Should Always Be Who You Are

                          5 Reasons Why You Should Always Be Who You Are

                          When it comes to being yourself, there can be a lot of pressure from the outside world as it tries to influence who you are. Living in a society that is constantly developing, it’s important for you to always be yourself from the inside out.

                          When you deeply know yourself and the boundaries that you have set, you are more likely to experience a fulfilling and rewarding life. Without knowing yourself and establishing those boundaries, you can easily be pushed around and end up on a dirt path.

                          So how to be who you are and always be yourself?

                          “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it” – Matthew 7:13-14

                          You have the option of taking the path that is broad or taking the path that is narrow. You can either conform to what life wants you to be, or have the courage to remain true to yourself throughout the years. It’s definitely a challenge to have a strong sense of self when we are constantly getting distracted and being influenced by the media and society’s way of life. But if you want to reach your fullest potential in life, it all starts with being yourself.

                          Why should you always be yourself? Because you will:

                          1. Live in Alignment With Your Values and Beliefs

                          Being yourself is all about knowing what you believe in and the values that you live by. When you are not yourself, you will take on the values and beliefs of others. This is when you start conforming to other people’s expectations and way of thinking.

                          When you know your values and why you do what you do, you will live according to your own values and beliefs.

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                          2. Establish Your Own Identity

                          When you are able to have a solid foundation of being you, you are establishing your own sense of identity. No matter what happens in your life, you will always know who you are.

                          There will be times where you may feel lost or distracted, but if you have your own identity you’ll be able to get back on the right path. Without establishing your own identity, you may easily conform and lose yourself.

                          3. Build Courage

                          It takes a great amount of courage when you decide to take the path that goes against the crowd. The reason why the majority of people take the broad path is because it’s easy.

                          It’s easy to just follow the crowd. It’s more of a challenge when you stay true to yourself and establish your own identity. This challenge of always being yourself takes courage and inner strength. No matter what comes your way, you’ll know how to handle it.

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                          4. Establish Boundaries

                          When you are always yourself, you know what your limits are and the boundaries that you have set for yourself. When people cross your boundaries, you will know.

                          But if you don’t establish boundaries, people may very well walk all over you and take advantage of you. If you are always yourself and you establish boundaries, you are more likely to be aware when people start taking advantage of you.

                          Create and establish your boundaries.

                          5. Find Focus and Direction

                          When you are always yourself, you are more likely to have focus and direction in your life. Imagine someone who is constantly conforming to other people’s expectations, do you think this person has focus and direction? I don’t think so.

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                          When you stay true to who you are, you are more likely to know the goals you want to accomplish and how to go about accomplishing them. You are able to stay focused and know which direction to take in order for you to accomplish your goals.

                          No matter what you experience in life, the only person that will always remain constant is you.

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