On the 5th October 2011 the world lost a visionary. Steve Jobs was a man of remarkable leadership, inspiration and motivation. Not only did he succeed in many areas of his life but he also learnt to understand that through his failings came his greatest achievements.
So in this week’s Monday Mindset blog post we wanted to share a some wonderfully inspiring quotes from the great man himself, Steve Jobs.
We all struggle from time to time with our own thoughts not to mention the thoughts and voices from others around us. It can be hard to distinguish between the two sometimes, but it’s knowing your true self and who you are that can get you through these times.
“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. 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’ Stanford Commencement Address
Steve Job’s followed his heart and new that making a difference in this world is more important than making money or being famous. Creativity is at the heart of most people it is only when we begin to understand and action upon this that we can truly make great things happen.
“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.” – Wikiquote, as quoted in The Wall Street Journal (Summer 1993).
Seek to be surrounded by like-minded people who encourage, lift and inspire you. Forget all the negativity that can consume you and start to believe that what lies ahead will happen, a step at a time.
“We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and everyone should be really excellent. Because this is our life. Life is brief, and then you die, you know? And we’ve all chosen to do this with our lives. So it better be damn good. It better be worth it.” – Fortune
Couldn’t agree more Steve.