Satisfied


"Those who are quite satisfied sit still and do nothing; those who are not quite satisfied are the sole benefactors of the world."
- Walter Savage Landor

Influence

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."
- Mark Twain

Perspective

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
- Dr Wayne Dyer

Life

"Once you say you’re going to settle for second, that’s what happens to you in life."
- John F. Kennedy

Failure

"Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently."
- Henry Ford

Lucky

"I had no shoes and complained, until I met a man who had no feet."
- Indian Proverb

Christmas

He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree. - Roy L. Smith

Game

"It's not so important who starts the game but who finishes it."
- John Wooden

Giving

"Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have."
- Jim Rohn

Body

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” ~ Jim Rohn

Gap

“In the beginning you will fall into the gaps in between thoughts – after practicing for years, you become the gap.” – J.Kleykamp (Regarding meditation)

Honesty

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.”

Spirit

“If wrinkles must be written upon our brow, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should not grow old.” – James A. Garfield

Message

“My life is my message.” – Gandhi

Mystery

The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced – Art Van Der Leeuw

Gift

Life is a gift. Never forget to enjoy and bask in every moment you are in.

Nothing

Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. – Mark Twain

Procrastinate

Don’t put off living to next week, next month, next year or next decade. The only time you’re ever living is in this moment.

Energy

Everything around us is made up of energy. To attract positive things in your life, start by giving off positive energy.

Within

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Moment

“Every moment you get is a gift. Spend it on things that matter. Don’t spend it by dwelling on unhappy things.”

Suffer

“When you don’t get what you want, you suffer. If you get it, you suffer too since you can’t hold on to it forever.” – Peaceful Warrior, on the fallacy of attachment

Root

Root Cause vs. Effects “For every effect there is a root cause. Find and address the root cause rather than try to fix the effect, as there is no end to the latter.”

Moments

“There are no ordinary moments. There is always something going on.” – Peaceful Warrior

Felt

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen nor touched but are felt in the heart. – Helen Keller.

Inspiration

Inspiration and genius–one and the same. – Victor Hugo

Steve Jobs Quotes

“My job is not to be easy on people. My jobs is to take these great people we have and to push them and make them even better.” – All About Steve Jobs

“We made the buttons on the screen look so good you’ll want to lick them.” – Wikiquote, as quoted in Fortune magazine (4 January 2000)
Align Center
“Click. Boom. Amazing!” – Macworld keynote 2006

“You can’t just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.” – Inc. Magazine

“That’s not what we think design is. It’s not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works” – New York Times, The Guts of a New Machine, 2003

“Why join the navy if you can be a pirate?” - As quoted or paraphrased in Young Guns: The Fearless Entrepreneur’s Guide to Chasing Your Dreams and Breaking Out on Your Own (2009) by Robert Tuchman

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – via

“I mean, some people say, ‘Oh, God, if [Jobs] got run over by a bus, Apple would be in trouble.’ And, you know, I think it wouldn’t be a party, but there are really capable people at Apple. My job is to make the whole executive team good enough to be successors, so that’s what I try to do.” – CNNMoney

“It’s not about pop culture, and it’s not about fooling people, and it’s not about convincing people that they want something they don’t. We figure out what we want. And I think we’re pretty good at having the right discipline to think through whether a lot of other people are going to want it, too. That’s what we get paid to do.” – CNNMoney

“So when a good idea comes, you know, part of my job is to move it around, just see what different people think, get people talking about it, argue with people about it, get ideas moving among that group of 100 people, get different people together to explore different aspects of it quietly, and, you know – just explore things.” – CNNMoney

“When I hire somebody really senior, competence is the ante. They have to be really smart. But the real issue for me is, Are they going to fall in love with Apple? Because if they fall in love with Apple, everything else will take care of itself.
They’ll want to do what’s best for Apple, not what’s best for them, what’s best for Steve, or anybody else.”

“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

“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, narrated by Steve Jobs

“In most people’s vocabularies, design means veneer. It’s interior decorating. It’s the fabric of the curtains of the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design. Design is the fundamental soul of a human-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service.” – Fortune

Market

Apple's market share is bigger than BMW's or Mercedes's or Porsche's in the automotive market. What's wrong with being BMW or Mercedes?
Steve Jobs

Now

“There’s no next time. It’s now or never.”

Dots

Again, 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. - Steve Jobs

Did It

"I am thankful to all those who said NO to me. It's because of them I did it myself."
- Albert Einstein

Exploration

“We must not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time.” – T. S. Eliot

Human

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Your Time

“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 importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” - Steve Jobs

Closed Doors

“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” – Alexander Graham Bell

Years

“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln

Miracle

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein

Decisions Today

“The consequences of today are determined by the actions of the past. To change your future, alter your decisions today.” ~ Anonymous