His accomplishments and character helped define a generation and change the world. He is co-founder of the fairytale company we now know as Apple Computers. And he is the visionary of the personal computers world that led the entire computer hardware and software industry to restructure itself.

This man with boundless energy and charisma is also a master of hype, hyperbole and the catchy phrase. And even when he’s trying to talk normally, brilliant verbiage comes tumbling out.

Here’s a selection of some of the most insanely great things he said, golden lessons to help you succeed in life, Jobs-style:

他的成就和人格魅力影响了一代人和整个世界,他就是拥有梦幻般传奇经历的苹果电脑公司的创始人斯蒂夫乔布斯。这个个人电脑领域的梦想家引领并改变了整个计算机硬件和软件产业。

这个精力充沛魅力无限的家伙同时也是一个很会鼓动人心的激励大师,甚至在他的平常对话中,经典的语句也常常脱口而出。

这里摘取了一些他的经典语录,希望这些乔氏语录对你有所帮助:

1. Steve Jobs said: “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”

Innovation has no limits. The only limit is your imagination. It’s time for you to begin thinking out of the box. If you are involved in a growing industry, think of ways to become more efficient; more customer friendly; and easier to do business with. If you are involved in a shrinking industry – get out of it quick and change before you become obsolete; out of work; or out of business. And remember that procrastination is not an option here. Start innovating now!

1.“领袖和跟风者的区别就在于创新。”
创新无极限!只要敢想,没有什么不可能,立即跳出思维的框框吧。如果你正处于一个上升的朝阳行业,那么尝试去寻找更有效的解决方案:更招消费者喜爱、更简洁的商业模式。如果你处于一个日渐萎缩的行业,那么赶紧在自己变得跟不上时代之前抽身而出,去换个工作或者转换行业。不要拖延,立刻开始创新!

2. Steve Jobs said: “Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”

There is no shortcut to excellence. You will have to make the commitment to make excellence your priority. Use your talents, abilities, and skills in the best way possible and get ahead of others by giving that little extra. Live by a higher standard and pay attention to the details that really do make the difference. Excellence is not difficult - simply decide right now to give it your best shot - and you will be amazed with what life gives you back.

2.“成为卓越的代名词,很多人并不能适合需要杰出素质的环境。”
成功没有捷径。你必须把卓越转变成你身上的一个特质。最大限度的发挥你的天赋、才能、技巧,把其他所有人甩在你后面。高标准严格自己,把注意力集中在那些将会改变一切的细节上。变得卓越并不艰难 - 从现在开始尽自己最大能力去做 - 你会发现生活将给你惊人的回报。

3. Steve Jobs said: “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.”

I’ve got it down to four words: “Do what you love.” Seek out an occupation that gives you a sense of meaning, direction and satisfaction in life. Having a sense of purpose and striving towards goals gives life meaning, direction and satisfaction. It not only contributes to health and longevity, but also makes you feel better in difficult times. Do you jump out of bed on Monday mornings and look forward to the work week? If the answer is ‘no’ keep looking, you’ll know when you find it.

3.“成就一番伟业的唯一途径就是热爱自己的事业。如果你还没能找到让自己热爱的事业,继续寻找,不要放弃。跟随自己的心,总有一天你会找到的。”
我把这段话浓缩为:“做我所爱”。去寻找一个能给你的生命带来意义、价值和让你感觉充实的事业。拥有使命感和目标感才能给生命带来意义、价值和充实。这不仅对你的健康和寿命有益处,而且即使在你处于困境的时候你也会感觉良好。在每周一的早上,你能不能利索的爬起来并且对工作日充满期待?如果不能,那么你得重新去寻找。你会感觉得到你是不是真的找到了。

4. Steve Jobs said: “You know, we don’t grow most of the food we eat. We wear clothes other people make. We speak a language that other people developed. We use a mathematics that other people evolved… I mean, we’re constantly taking things. It’s a wonderful, ecstatic feeling to create something that puts it back in the pool of human experience and knowledge.”

Live in a way that is ethically responsible. Try to make a difference in this world and contribute to the higher good. You’ll find it gives more meaning to your life and it’s a great antidote to boredom. There is always so much to be done. And talk to others about what you are doing. Don’t preach or be self-righteous, or fanatical about it, that just puts people off, but at the same time, don’t be shy about setting an example, and use opportunities that arise to let others know what you are doing.

4.“并不是每个人都需要种植自己的粮食,也不是每个人都需要做自己穿的衣服,我们说着别人发明的语言,使用别人发明的数学...我们一直在使用别人的成果。使用人类的已有经验和知识来进行发明创造是一件很了不起的事情。”
带着责任感生活,尝试为这个世界带来点有意义的事情,为更高尚的事情做点贡献。这样你会发现生活更加有意义,生命不再枯燥。需要我们去做的事情很多。告诉其他人你的计划,不要鼓吹,也不要自以为是,更不能盲目狂热,那样只会把人们吓跑,当然,你也不要害怕成为榜样,要抓住出头的机会让人们知道你的所作所为。

5. Steve Jobs said: “There’s a phrase in Buddhism, ‘Beginner’s mind.’ It’s wonderful to have a beginner’s mind.”

It is the kind of mind that can see things as they are, which step by step and in a flash can realize the original nature of everything. Beginner’s mind is Zen practice in action. It is the mind that is innocent of preconceptions and expectations, judgements and prejudices. Think of beginner’s mind as the mind that faces life like a small child, full of curiosity and wonder and amazement.

5.“佛教中有一句话:初学者的心态;拥有初学者的心态是件了不起的事情。”
不要迷惑于表象而要洞察事务的本质,初学者的心态是行动派的禅宗。所谓初学者的心态是指,不要无端猜测、不要期望、不要武断也不要偏见。初学者的心态正如一个新生儿面对这个世界一样,永远充满好奇、求知欲、赞叹。