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20 Most Inspiring Quotes From Steve Jobs That Will Change Your Perspective On Life

20 Most Inspiring Quotes From Steve Jobs That Will Change Your Perspective On Life

Steve Jobs “made our world better, “says Tim Cook, Apple CEO.

“Steve’s life’s work produced the canvas on which artists now create masterpieces. Many of the ideas and projects we’re working on today got started after he died, but his influence on them — and on all of us — is unmistakeable,” Tim Cook said in a letter to Apple’s employees on third death anniversary of inventor, entrepreneur and former CEO of Apple Steve Jobs.

No doubt he was one of the greatest leader and the person who led the greatest turnaround in corporate history. He turned Apple into one of the largest and most profitable companies in the world. Neither an engineer nor an MBA, actually he didn’t had a college degree at all. Despite of this he was and even now is considered as the most influential men of the 21st century.

In honor of Steve Jobs, the late co-founder of Apple and the person who will be remembered as a digital visionary, we have compiled a list of some of his most memorable quotes about success in business which will help you learn from his extraordinary life.

Here are 20 most inspiring quotes by Steve Jobs

Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do.

The greatest artists like Dylan, Picasso and Newton risked failure. And if we want to be great, we’ve got to risk it too.

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.

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.

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.

Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you, and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.

I would rather gamble on our vision than make a ‘me, too’ product.

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. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.

You’ve got to have a problem that you want to solve; a wrong that you want to right.

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently…they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius.

“In your life you only get to do so many things and right now we’ve chosen to do this, so let’s make it great.”

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

If you keep your eye on the profit, you’re going to skimp on the product. But if you focus on making really great products, then the profits will follow.

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

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

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

Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other opinions drown 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.

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

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.

And Obviously

Stay hungry. Stay foolish.

Author

Pooja Sareen

Inc42 Staff

Editor and Co-founder @Inc42. Pooja keeps a close eye on ecommerce, agritech, government policies, and numbers are her soul food. She can be reached at [email protected]

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