Steve Jobs was devastating proof that all it took was the recognition of one or two key distinctions to help burst open the floodgates of creative and business breakthroughs. The technological revolutionary is not only arguably the most impactful businessman of the modern era, he was also one of the most quoted geniuses of the last half century:
“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.”
RIP, Steve, as we continue to celebrate and be impacted by a profound man.
What are some of the best business quotes of 2011? Take a look and see and see if one of these words of inspiration changes your life forever: