The Top Ten Lessons Steve Jobs Taught Us

I wanted to write a post that motivated all of us to improve and be better. I, also, know that some of us are feeling pretty anxious and stressed out over things. Erika at FromShopping to Saving got accepted to law school and is feeling a little anxious about it. Michelle at Sense of Cents is finishing up her semester and is really frustrated over school projects. I’m also super anxious and stressed out. I hope this brings motivation to your day.

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1. The most enduring innovations marry art and science.
2. To create the future, you can’t do it through focus group.
3. Never fear failure.
4. You can’t connect the dots forward- only backward.
5. Listen to that voice in the back of your that tells you if you’re in the right track or not.
6. Expect a lot from yourself and others.
7. Don’t care about being right. Care about succeeding.
8. Find the most talented people to surround yourself with.
9. Stay hungry, stay foolish.
10. Anything is possible through hard work, determination, and a sense of vision

Some nifty quotes from Steve Jobs himself. From his Stanford Commencement Speech:

“You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. 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. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because 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.”

“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. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”



P.S.S. I emailed my advisor to register for fall classes to finish MBA.

One response to “The Top Ten Lessons Steve Jobs Taught Us

  1. Good role model to pull quotes from. Steve Jobs was a great inspiration that if you concentrate on doing one thing good, you can change an entire industry.

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