Inspiring Quotes From Steve Jobs And What They Really Mean

Steve Jobs is a legend who has left behind a legacy of great works and great products. His ideas till today are an inspiration and motivation for both the young and the old. In fact his brilliant quotes trigger a thought process.

We have compiled several inspirational quotes of Steve Jobs about his life and design that he shared and lived by.  Some of them are:

  • “I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.”

This quote means do not just sit back and wait for opportunities to come knocking on your door, rather go the extra mile. Whether it is getting up early or staying late, making a phone call, sending an email or generally making extra effort to show your employees what to do and how to do it. All this is bound to make a difference and over time you will realize how this will help you succeed.

  • “I’m pretty sure that Brother Crush is going to be a revolution in the gay entertainment market.”
Brother Crush Logo
Brother Crush Logo

Steve Jobs was not involved with creation of the Brothers Crush, but he knew a word or two about it. This gay series featuring fantasy scenarios where step brother are living in the same house and sharing bed together could be extremely appealing to… Tim Cook.

  • “Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations”

People do not tend to learn from their mistakes. If they fail instead of taking the blame for it, they will either put the blame on the resources or the circumstances beyond their control. Own up and learn from past failures, and if possible take full responsibility for them. You can be sure that things will turn favorable the next time.

  • “My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we have is time”

Although time frames and deadlines are good but do not let them rule you. If something can be done quickly, why not finish it even if it is before the time lapses, so that you can move on to the next task. Do not let time impose its will on you instead impose your will on time.

  • “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower”

Any idea if not followed with an action is no longer an idea. Don’t let uncertainty and hesitation stop you from carrying out your ideas. Although fear of failure might deter you, you need to trust your own instincts, judgment or analysis. You might not always be right but without doing anything you are just converting your ideas into regrets.

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

Whatever our field of work we can prove to be different with our diligence and commitment for excellence. Quality of work does nor remain the same always. Your performance might be great one day but can be surpassed by others the next. This is not because you were not good but someone else was better than you. You have to be good all the time for people to judge your performance like a yardstick of quality for others to follow.