Things We Can Learn from Steve Jobs

Here are some of the things we can learn from Steve Jobs.

1.     Keep it simple.

Get rid of clutter. Sort through one section at a time; don’t try to unclutter the entire house.

2.     Get inspired by small things.

A chipped mug gets you to clean out the kitchen cabinets. A photograph inspires you to get in touch with your cousin. An out-of-style dress helps you to donate clothes you no longer wear.

3.     Embrace technology.

Scan important family papers to share with everyone. Make CDs of your family photos. Keep in touch with loved ones by texting, posting, or facebooking.

4.     Work past your failures.

You didn’t sort through all the clutter. You didn’t get the photos labeled. You didn’t organize your papers… And you didn’t get fired from Apple. Embrace your shortcomings and move on.

5.     No one is an island.

Ask for help. Work with family and friends. Teamwork makes the job more interesting and gets the work done faster.

6.     Keep it in perspective.

It’s only stuff. It’s the people in your life who matter.

“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose,” Steve Jobs said at his commencement address at Stanford University in 2005.

Many people blogged about Steve Jobs this week but a special mention to Alicia Kelso, editor of


One Response

  1. I love the Steve Jobs quote on remembering that death is a gift. We might as well spend our time doing the things that matter and forgiving ourselves when we fall short.

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