4 Inspirational Quotes From Steve Jobs to Improve Your Lousy Work Day


Hopefully, most of your work days are filled with a sense of accomplishment and purpose. Unfortunately, things go wrong from time to time and even dream jobs can have rough patches. While bad days are understandable, they should not outweigh the good.

Whether today is simply blasé, or it is series disheartening events that has snowballed into an all-out awful day, don’t let it impact your work. Quite often, people only need is a little inspiration to shift their mindset from negative to positive. For a bad mood quick fix, consider reading motivational sayings or quotes from an admirable industry leader.

4 Quotes to Improve Your Outlook and Inspire Personal Growth

Steve Jobs – Apple’s co-founder, chairman and CEO – was a creative, intelligent and tenacious IT entrepreneur and inventor. He has been gone for nearly five years, but his inspiring legacy will live on forever. Read the following four quotes to put things into perspective and to boost your spirits.

“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 yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” – Stanford University Commencement Speech, 2005

“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.” – The Wall Street Journal, May 25, 1993

“When you first start off trying to solve a problem, the first solutions you come up with are very complex, and most people stop there. But if you keep going, and live with the problem and peel more layers of the onion off, you can oftentimes arrive at some very elegant and simple solutions. Most people just don’t put in the time or energy to get there. We believe that customers are smart, and want objects which are well thought through.” – Newsweek, October 14, 2006

“I don’t really care about being right, I just care about success. You’ll find a lot of people that will tell you I had a very strong opinion, and they presented evidence to the contrary and five minutes later I changed my mind. I don’t mind being wrong, and I’ll admit that I’m wrong a lot. It doesn’t really matter to me too much. What matters to me is that we do the right thing.” – “Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview,” 2012

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