Thursday, October 6, 2011

Steve Jobs - How to live before you die.

2005 Stanford Commencement Speech.

Steve Jobs inspired many of us to pursue our dreams and chase opportunities in the face of adversity and fear, even in the face of death itself. He left the world better off than before him. Steve Jobs was one of the greatest visionaries of our time and he will be sorely missed. R.I.P.

"Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick, don’t lose faith."

"I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what's next."

"I'd rather be a pirate than join the navy."

“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”

“I want to put a ding in the universe.”

"When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: 'If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right.' It made an impression on me, and since then, 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."

"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."

"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."

"Stay hungry, stay foolish." (Whole Earth Catalog)