It’s Only Words
I love reading, collecting and sharing quotes. Quotes about life, work, people, creativity, etc. help me put things in perspective especially when I’m having a bad day or dealing with difficult people. But mostly, I get my inspiration and strength from quotes.
The following quotes are all Steve Jobs’ which I have mostly lived up to and continue to inspire me today.
- Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
- Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little bit guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It just seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they have had and synthesize new things.
- 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.
- 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.
- If you keep your eye on the profit, you’re going to skimp on the product. But if you focus on making really great products, then the profits will follow.
- It’s really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.
- 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. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.
I love poetry too and recently, I shared Rudyard Kipling’s “If” with everyone at Healthy Options. Many were touched by its message and advice. Then I came up with my own version of “If” which didn’t quite get the same effect.
Happy New Year,