Love what you do

The only way to do great work is to love what you do.

Steve Jobs

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The pull of excitement

If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision puls you.

Steve Jobs

What are your plans for today?

If today were the last day of your life, would you want to do what you are about to do today?

Steve Jobs

/phil

Follow your heart

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.

Steve Jobs

/phil

A yardstick of quality

Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environmnet where excellence is expected.

Steve Jobs

/phil

Do not worry if it does not make sense

You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. 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.

Steve Jobs

This is a very important quote.

We tend to forget that all the things that feel so logical and understandable from today’s perspective weren’t all that self-evident back when decisions had to be made.

In the chaos of everyday life you have to make a lot of decisions without knowing enough about the big picture to make the best decision as of right now. But still, you have to make those decisions and even not making them is basically a decision, although most likely not a good one.

Instead of overanalyzing or being paralized by fear of doing wrong, just trust yourself, trust your feelings and ideas and most importantly: Trust that it will work out in the end. After all, it has worked out until know, has it not?

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Intrinsic motivation

If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.

Steve Jobs

/phil

Make use of your time!

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.

Steve Jobs

You were given one life, make it count!

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Be excellent!

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

Steve Jobs

Sometimes you are tempted to let your environment drag you down.

Instead, maintain your level of quality and excellence, be the yardstick of awesomeness!

/phil

Are your excited?

If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.

Steve Jobs

In life it is important to be pulled by dreams and ambitions.

You do not want to be pushed by your boss or debts, you do not want to be forced to do anything. You want to be pulled by happy, encouraging, motivating thoughts.

Therefore you have to discover yourself, find out about your passions and what you love. Once you have done that, everything will fall in place. Just follow your dreams and stick to them. 

In my experience no dream is too big or too extreme. Just be careful of dreaming too small, that is dangerous.

/phil