With the Steve Jobs movie coming out in August, I decided to look at some of Steve Jobs’ inspirational quotes. These were the two that I liked the most.
“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.”
“I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.[…] It was awful tasting medicine, but I guess the patient needed it. Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.”
Steve Jobs loved what he did, and he was able to make a comeback when Apple fired him. That takes a lot of talent. The message in both of his inspirational quotes are accurate.
We all work for a long time. Some people work more than others, but working will take up a lot of time. We have the option to enjoy what we do or grunt as we work. Choosing something to work on that you like will result in you having fun with your work.
People with bad jobs go through the days of work and talk about their bad job with other people. That is not the right way to live. We only live once. In fact, the thought of death motivated Steve Jobs to do more work and make an impact on the world.
There aren’t many people who like getting fired from their company. Getting fired from the company you started is a horrible punishment that Steve Jobs had to endure. Sometimes we will have to step out of our comfort zone. Everything will start to look different.
Steve Jobs didn’t lose his faith. He created Pixar which Disney later bought for $7.4 billion. Steve Jobs also regained position as Apple’s CEO. He lead the company from near bankruptcy to billions.
Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. When that happens, just get up and continue.