Steve Jobs’ reflection

When Einstein Became Buddha

“I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that 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, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.”

“You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers … Keep looking. Don’t settle.”

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because 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

re-posted from OAK

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4 Comments»

  oakworld wrote @

Thank You

  Religion4All wrote @

Of course, and thank you … a great post :-).

  Rev Dani Lynn wrote @

Wow. – Thank you for sharing.

  Religion4All wrote @

Thanks! Glad it conveyed something meaningful :-).


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