Today February 24, would have been Steve Jobs’ 60th birthday. I wrote a post yesterday on what Steve stood for and how that can help you grow your career. Here are some of my favorite Steve Jobs quotes and moments.
1.“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
2.“the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs
3.“I want to put a ding in the universe” – Steve Jobs
4.”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)
5.”Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected”.– Steve Jobs
6.“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
7.“Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.”-Steve Jobs
8.“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. 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.” ―Steve Jobs
9.”You have to have a lot of passion for what you are doing because it is so hard… if you don’t, any rational person would give up”.– Steve Jobs
10.“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
One of Steve’s most quotable moment is his Stanford 2015 address. The video is added here.
And here a video tribute to Steve Jobs.