Steve Jobs was born on February 24, 1955, in San Francisco, USA. He co-founded Apple Inc. and is known to be a charismatic pioneer of the personal computer era. Besides being the CEO of Apple Inc. Jobs was also one of the major shareholders of Pixar.
His early life history includes being put up for adoption in San Francisco and attending Reeds College in 1972, and dropping out the same year. He travelled India in 1974 to learn Buddhism and deeply understand the Buddha practices. He was also accused of taking Marijuana and LSD and when confronted by a reporter he said doing LSD was one of the most important things he did in life.
Following are a few motivational quotes from his life to inspire the young entrepreneurial minds.
You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.
This means that when going through an extremely difficult phase of life, looking back in life will make more sense to why you chose the path you are on right now than looking forward and trying to deduce its outcome.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
All he was trying to say here was that just be yourself. World already have a version of someone else so rather than following them, create your own Charisma. Have your own individual, unique identity.
Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.
The paths previously unexplored by others will have the echoes of their pessimistic opinions. Don’t let their experiences and choices de-spark your inner moral and passion. Just because you are taking a different path does not mean you are wrong. And definitely doesn’t mean you will fail.
Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Sometimes our deepest passion get struck by our logic and rationality. It is important to have to courage to work through all the ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’.
If today were the last day of your life, would you want to do what you are about to do today?
Jobs said he looked in the mirror every morning and asked himself that question, and whenever the answer was “no” for many days in a row, he knew he needed to make a change. Facing ourselves in the mirror and asking this question to ourselves can help us determine if what we’re doing is truly important and whether your plans for the day actually line up with your priorities.
I think the things you regret most in life are the things you didn’t do.
It is easier to live a risk free life than to take risks in life. We often do not have the courage to do a lot of things but in the end that is what most of us regret the most in life. It is important to take a risk and stand up for what you want in life.