breath of purpose

7 THINGS WE CAN LEARN FROM STEVE JOBS

1. Trust your intuition

“Intuition is a very powerful thing, more powerful than intellect.”

 

2. You do not have to live a limited life

“When you grow up you tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money. That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it… Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.” 

 

3. Aspire to think different

“You can’t look at the competition and say you’re going to do it better. You have to look at the competition and say you’re going to do it differently.”

 

4. Never settle

“If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking.”

 

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5. Trust the process

“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.” 

 

6. Passion is the key

“If you don’t love it, if you’re not having fun doing it, you don’t really love it, you’re going to give up. And that’s what happens to most people, actually. If you really look at the ones that ended up being “successful” in the eyes of the society and the ones that didn’t, oftentimes it’s the ones [who] were successful loved what they did, so they could persevere when it got really tough. And the ones that didn’t love it quit because they’re sane, right? Who would want to put up with this stuff if you don’t love it?”

 

7. Don’t ever believe that you don’t have purpose

“We’re here to put a dent in the universe. Otherwise why else even be here?” 

 

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    I enjoyed reading your commentary on Steve Jobs. If I had to choose which step written here that I can apply to my life would be, “Don’t ever believe you don’t have a purpose.” Sometimes life, due to circumstances, make us think we are not good enough or isn’t capable of doing what is right but that isn’t true. I will keep this message as a reminder to myself that I have a purpose even when it doesn’t feel like it.

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