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ID # 48

Career

When you grow up, you tend to get told that the world is the way it is. Try not to bash into the walls too much, try to have a nice family, have fun, save a little money. That's a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, influence it, improve upon it, you can build your own things that other people can use. And the minute you understand that you can POKE life, push life and something will pop out the other side, that you can change and mold it, that's the most important thing. Once you learn that, you will want to change life because it's kinda messed up in a lot of ways. Once you learn that, you will never be the same.

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ID # 50

Career

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.

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ID # 53

Career

You know, my main reaction to this money thing is that it's humorous, all the attention to it, because it's hardly the most insightful or valuable thing that's happened to me

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ID # 55

Career

You've got to find what you love. 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. 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.

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ID # 132

Courage & Fear

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition

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ID # 149

Destiny

I was a college drop-out, my biological parents didn't love me, had no money in my early 20s. I just followed where my natural curiosity and instincts led me. I had no idea why certain things were happening in my life. But you cannot connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect the dots 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, God, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life

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ID # 214

Failure

"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 into one of the most creative periods of my life. I'm pretty sure none of Pixar or the most creative things I've accomplished in life would have happened if I hadn't been fired from Apple. It was awful tasting medicine, but I guess the patient needed it. Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith"

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ID # 563

Success

People say you have to have a lot of passion for what you are doing. It's totally true and the reason is ... because it's so hard, that if you don't have passion, any rational person would give up. It's really hard. And you have to do it over a sustained period of time. So if you don't love it, if you are not having fun doing it, you are going to give up. And that's what happens to most people actually. If you really look at ones that ended up being "successful" in eyes of society and ones that didn't, oftentimes, the successful ones loved what they did so they could persevere when things got really tough. And the ones that didn't love it, quit. Because they are sane. Who would want to put up with this stuff if you don't love it? So it's a lot of hard work. So if you don't love it, you are going to fail. You gotta love it. You gotta have passion.

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ID # 571

Focus

And it comes from saying no to 1,000 things to make sure we don't get on the wrong track or try to do too much. We're always thinking about new markets we could enter, but it's only by saying no that you can concentrate on the things that are really important.

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