美國時間 2 月 24 日是賈伯斯誕辰 60 週年的紀念日,為了表示對他的紀念,我們收集了一些最令人深思和鼓舞的引言。

1. “「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.”

記住:你即將死去,這是我知道的讓你避免陷入患得患失陷阱的最好方式;你已經赤身裸體了,沒有理由不追隨你的內心!

2. “It’s really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.”

根據一個群體來設計出產品是一件很困難的事情。很多時候,人們並不知道他們需要什麼直到你把它展現給他們。

3. “That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex; you have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple.”

專注和簡單,是我其中的一個咒語。簡單比複雜困難:你必須努力地讓你自己的想法足夠清晰而使之變得簡單。

4. “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.”

你不能把點點滴滴向前串聯起來;你只能把它們向後串聯。所以你必須相信這點點滴滴將會以某種方式聯繫到你的未來。你一定要相信某些事——你的勇氣、命運、生命、因果等等。這個方法從來沒有讓我失望,反而改變了我的人生。

5. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it ye​​t, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”

你的工作將會佔據你人生中的一大部分,同時能夠讓你真正滿意的只有做你認為是好的工作,而且要想做偉大的工作只有你喜歡你所做的工作。

如果你還沒有找到,繼續尋找。不要安定下來。事實上,當你找到你心中就會知道。並且,就像任何好的關係也會隨著一年一年地過去而變得越來越好。所以要一直尋找直到你找到。不要安定下來。

6. “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.”

在墓地裡做一個最富裕的人對於我來說並不重要…晚上睡覺前說我們已經完成一件不可思議的事… 這對於我來說很重要。

7. “I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what’s next.”

我認為如果你做某件事,然後結果是十分好的,那麼你應該做其他更好的事,不要在那上面細想太長時間。請想想下一件事是什麼。

8. “Getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life. “

蘋果解僱是我一生中經歷的最好的事情。體內成功者的負擔重新被初學者的輕快取代。它解放了我,讓我進入我人生最具有創造力的時期。

9. “When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: ‘If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.’ It made an impression on me, and since then , for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘no’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.”

十七歲的時候,我讀到一句話,大意是這樣的:「如果你把每一天都當做生命的最後一天,那麼將來你可能過上『最正確』的生活。」

它給我留下了很深的印象,過去 33 年來,我每天早上看著鏡子問自己:「如果今天是人生的最後一天,我會不會願意去做今天將要做的事情?」無論何時,如果一連好多天,答案都是 NO,我就知道需要做出改變了。

10. “I want to put a ding in the universe.”

我要在世界上有所作為。

11. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”

創新決定你是領袖還是跟隨者。

12. “My model for business is The Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other’s kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That’s how I see business: Great things in business are never done by one person, they’re done by a team of people.”

我的事業模式就像是披頭士樂隊。四個人雖各有不足,但配合使他們完美無瑕。這也是我看待事業的方式。偉大的事業絕不是一個人能單獨造就的,它靠團隊完成。

13. “It’s better to be a pirate than join the Navy.”

當海盜,不要當海軍。

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

當你創新時,難免會犯錯。最好的做法是快速承認錯誤,然後著手改善其他的想法。

(本文轉載自合作夥伴《雷鋒網》;未經授權,不得轉載)