Monday Morsel - Steve Jobs

Have courage this week!

Good morning, and welcome to a new week! This morning Charlotte is having its first really cool morning of the season, and many folks are enjoying a Columbus Day holiday today. So let’s get this week moving!

Last Friday marked one year since the death of Steve Jobs, Apple’s co-founder and, in many ways, spirit. In his memory, today I’d like to share five insightful Jobs quotes to get you through even the toughest week.

“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.” – Wikiquote, as quoted in The Wall Street Journal (Summer 1993)

“We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life. Life is brief, and then you die, you know? And we’ve all chosen to do this with our lives. So it better be damn good. It better be worth it.” – Fortune

“Almost everything–all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure–these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. 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’ Stanford Commencement Address

“I’m as proud of what we don’t do as I am of what we do.” – Businessweek

“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Think Different ad campaign as narrated by Steve Jobs

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