How Steve Jobs Inspired People
I had been watching movies and videos about Steve Jobs with different characters portraying him. In school, I have been fed up by similar IT subjects and different reaction papers about the life of Steve Jobs. I was not really that fascinated before because the old videos filming his life were really (sorry for being honest) boring; maybe because I was young and naive. I was still a dependent and fun-loving kid back then. When I started to create simple programming systems upto I learned embedded programming systems, I realized how extremely cool Steve Jobs was; not because he was popular but because he inspired me doing stuff I had never imagine that I can do. Since then, I was really curious of his achievements. Yes. He was also stubborn at some point but I admired him because he was persistent of aiming for quality and not quantity. He was standing strong for the greatest business innovation ideas and not for money alone. I know for sure in the deepest part of himself he wants money but he was more focus on the quality of the product he is producing. He may not be the greatest motivational leader but definitely, I know he is one of the passionate leaders I had seen. He is an outstanding influencer for the millennials. I hope he should have lived longer but the impact of his death (2011 due to pancreatic cancer) lead to a worldwide inspiration. Admit it or not, he inspired us improving our innovation and technology innovation ideas.
Steve Jobs Inventions and Innovations
- Apple I : 1976
- Apple II : 1977
- Macintosh : 1984
- Apple IIc : 1984
- Pixar : 1986
- NeXT : 1988
- iMac : 1998
- iPod : 2001
- Mac OS X : 2001
- iTunes Store : 2003
- Intel MacBook Pro : 2006
- iPhone : 2007
- MacBook Air : 2008
- iPad : 2010
Here are 20 Quotes by Steve Jobs On Success and Life
1. Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
2. 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.
3. 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. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.
4. 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. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.
5. 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 about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
6. My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.
7. 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. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.
8. 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.
9. Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.
10. Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.
11. I believe life is an intelligent thing: that things aren’t random.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. It’s not the tools that you have faith in – tools are just tools. They work, or they don’t work. It’s people you have faith in or not. Yeah, sure, I’m still optimistic I mean, I get pessimistic sometimes but not for long.
15. A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have.
16. We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life. Life is brief, and then you die, you know? So this is what we’ve chosen to do with our life.
17. As individuals, people are inherently good. I have a somewhat more pessimistic view of people in groups. And I remain extremely concerned when I see what’s happening in our country, which is in many ways the luckiest place in the world. We don’t seem to be excited about making our country a better place for our kids.
18. I have a great respect for incremental improvement, and I’ve done that sort of thing in my life, but I’ve always been attracted to the more revolutionary changes. I don’t know why. Because they’re harder. They’re much more stressful emotionally. And you usually go through a period where everybody tells you that you’ve completely failed.
19. And it comes from saying no to 1,000 things to make sure we don’t get on the wrong track or try to do too much. We’re always thinking about new markets we could enter, but it’s only by saying no that you can concentrate on the things that are really important.
20. I’m an optimist in the sense that I believe humans are noble and honorable, and some of them are really smart. I have a very optimistic view of individuals.
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Why Does Steve Jobs Inspire You?
These are my favorite quotes which motivated me on life and success. There are a lot of quotes by him. You may leave a comment below and share some quotes by steve jobs that are not here and in which inspires you becoming an influential person someday.
Steve Jobs’, chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, 2005 Stanford Commencement Address