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Lessons Every Workaholic Can Learn From Steve Jobs’ Life

Lessons Every Workaholic Can Learn From Steve Jobs’ Life

The man who created the world’s biggest telecom brand, Apple, may not be alive but Steve Jobs’ continues to inspire and motivate us with his life lessons and inspiring quotes. If you take pride in loving your work to point that you would rather be a workaholic than anything else, take some advice from one of the greatest innovators of the world.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have.
  • Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
  • Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.
  • Things don’t have to change the world to be important.
  • Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.
  • Stay hungry, stay foolish.

 

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