Steven Paul Jobs (1955-2011) is known worldwide for being the co-founder of Apple and executive president of Aple Inc. As an entrepreneur and business tycoon he was also a majority shareholder of Pixar, a member of the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company after the acquisition of Pixar and founder, president and CEO of NeXT.
Today we have compiled for you his best inspirational phrases, do not miss them.
The best quotes from Steve Jobs
My favorite things in life don't cost money. I know that the most valuable resource we all have is time.
Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me. Going to bed at night saying that we have done something wonderful ... that is what matters to me.
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 going to do today?" And whenever the answer has been "No" for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
This has been one of my mantras: focus and simplicity. Doing something simple can be very difficult and complex; You have to work hard to get a clean thought, to make it simple.
Things do not have to change the world to be important.
My business model is The Beatles: there were four types that kept each other's negative tendencies under control; They balanced each other. And the total was greater than the sum of the parts.
Sometimes when you innovate, make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly and keep improving your other innovations.
Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking that you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.
What a computer is for me: it is the most remarkable tool we have created. It is the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds.
The only way to do a great job is to love what you do. If you have not yet found, keep looking.
They had rejected me, but I was still in love, so I decided to start over.
We do not have the opportunity to do many things, so everyone must be really excellent. Because this is our life. Life is short, and then you die, you know? And we have all chosen to do this with our lives. So better be very good. It better be worth it.
Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they really didn't, they just saw something. It seemed obvious after a while.
Design is not just what it looks and feels like. Design is how it works.
Technology is nothing. The important thing is that you have faith in people, that they are basically good and intelligent, and if you give them tools, they will do wonderful things with them.
I am convinced that about half of what separates successful and unsuccessful entrepreneurs is pure perseverance.
Everything around you that you call life is made by people, and you can change it.
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Do not get caught by dogma, which is living with the results of other people's thoughts. Do not let the noise of the opinions of others drown your own inner voice. And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
Why join the navy if you can be a pirate?
If you want to live your life in a creative way, as an artist, you don't have to look back too much. You have to be willing to take what you have already been, whoever you were, and throw them away.
The heaviness of succeeding was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again.
You cannot connect the dots facing forward; You can only connect them looking back. So you have to trust that the points somehow connect in the future. You have to trust something: your instinct, your destiny, your life, your karma, whatever. This approach has never disappointed me, and has made all the difference in my life.
The computers and software that will be developed will revolutionize the way we learn.
I have always been attracted to the most revolutionary changes. I do not know why. Because they are more difficult. They are much more emotionally stressful. And they usually go through a period in which everyone tells you that you have failed completely.
Innovation distinguishes between a leader of a follower.
Simply put, I did not return to Apple to make a fortune. I have been very lucky in my life. When I was 25, my net worth was $ 100 million or so. I decided then that I wasn't going to let that ruin my life. There is no way you can spend it all, and I don't see wealth as something that validates my intelligence.
Have a quality criterion. Some people are not used to an environment where excellence is expected.
We are just excited about what we do.
People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do it.
I think if you do something and it is quite good, then you should go do something wonderful, and not think much about it. Just find out what's next.
Quality is more important than quantity. A "home run" is much better than two doubles.
When you are a carpenter making a beautiful dresser, you are not going to use a piece of plywood for your back, even if you step down to the wall and nobody looks at it. You will know that it is there, so you will use a beautiful piece of wood in the back. For you to sleep well at night, aesthetics, quality, has to be carried to the end.
Your job is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you think is a great job. The only way to do a great job is to love what you do. If you have not yet found, keep looking. Do not settle. As with all matters of the heart, you will know when you find it.
We are here to take a bite of the Universe. If not, what else can we be here for?
Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. Somehow they know what they really want to become. Everything else is secondary.
I am so proud of the many things that I have done, as of those that I have not done. Innovation is saying no to a thousand things.
Ultimately, it's about trying. It's about exposing yourself to the best things that human beings have done and then trying to take them to those things you're working on. Picasso had a saying: good artists copy, great artists steal. We have always been shameless for stealing great ideas, and I think part of what made the Macintosh great was that the people who worked on it were musicians, poets, artists, zoologists and historians who also turned out to be the best computer scientists in the world.
Saying goodbye to Apple was the best thing that could have 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.