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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 one of the most creative periods of my life.

Steve Jobs (via dancarlberg)

mnmlist: minimalism vs. the corporation

mnmlist: minimalism vs. the corporation

Stand still.” For me it evokes the image of the kindergarten teacher, walking into a room filled with screaming five-year olds. “What’s the best way to get the five year olds to calm down?” I’d ask. “Should you scream louder?” Of course not; the right thing to do is to shut the lights. And, if they’re especially rambunctious, make them put their heads down on the desk for a nap. It works for five year olds. It works for your employees. And, most importantly, it works for the crazy thoughts in your head.

Learn to be in the moment, focusing on one task at a time, and immersing yourself completely in that task. If you aren’t passionate about a certain task, allow yourself to move on to something you’re more passionate about. The more passionate you are about a task or a project, thr more energy you’ll put into it, and the better you’ll do with it.

Leo Babauta (The power of Less)