Last update: December 14, 2015
The co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs, in addition to his technical knowledge, his commitment and his great creativity, has left us many phrases that demonstrate his great desire to overcome. He left us above all 5 "never" that must be remembered every day, to strive to be yourself, to surpass yourself and to be who you really want to be.
"Have the courage to follow your heart and your intuition"
Never give up
Making a dream come true is not easy, it is complicated, it requires a lot of effort, a great deal of willpower and enormous self-confidence. On the way to our dream we will encounter many difficulties that will demoralize us, that will make us think that we are not able to go on, but it is always possible to continue, there is always a way or an alternative to achieve our dream.
"You can take away my dream, but you can never take away the desire to continue dreaming".
It is essential to put fears aside, because even if it is normal to be afraid in the face of uncertainties, fear cannot paralyze us. Do what you fear first, don't leave it for last, the rest will be much easier.
Simplicity and transparency must always accompany us throughout our life. Our thoughts and feelings must be expressed, sincerely and without offending others. In this way, we will be able to relate to people who are a source of values and happiness.
If we live on appearances, the people around us will not know who we are and relationships with others will never be genuine. We need to show that we appreciate the people we love, allow them to console us when we are going through a difficult time and to celebrate with us the achievements.
Never stand still
No dream will ever come knocking on the door of the house, we must go out and look for what we want. We have to move our body and mind, as a constant activity. No matter our age, it is always possible to find something to do, just get out of our safe zone and develop all our professional and personal skills.
“Build your dreams, otherwise someone will hire you to build theirs”.
Play sports, read, travel, walk, go to the cinema or the theater, ride a bike, write, take a course, paint, take photographs, cook, draw, sing, dance. Express every second of your existence, experience the here and now, never stand still. Learn something new every day, never stop moving your mind. Exercise every day, never stop moving your body.
Never get anchored in the past
The past is something we cannot change, we can only change our future. We've all made mistakes, but we learn from them and leave them behind, to try not to make the same mistakes twice. If we anchor ourselves in the past, we can never move forward.
"No matter how many times you go wrong or how slow you are to proceed, you will always be far ahead of those who don't even try"
Our memories are part of our life, but we must not allow them to be an obstacle or use them as an excuse not to advance, not to fight for our dreams.
Never stop dreaming
In life we have to keep our dreams, a goal that makes us get up every morning cheerfully and paint a smile on our face. It must be something that moves us to the depths of the soul, that motivates us, that makes us feel full and fulfilled. Something that makes us vibrate.
Trust yourself, you must know your strengths and weaknesses, know your passions and fight for what you want, for your dreams. Difficulties should not be a cause for discouragement, but a reason to fight even harder on the road to your dreams.
Do you remember the enthusiasm you felt as a child? Find it in everything you do, that curiosity, that different way of seeing things. Smile, hug, kiss, enjoy the people you love. Never lose the enthusiasm for the news, for what surrounds you, for how life moves and for every little detail you will encounter along your way.
"If you have a great dream, you must be willing to make great efforts to make it a reality, because only with greatness can greatness be achieved."