Steve Jobs was an American Icon for several decades as one of the Co-founders of Apple, Inc.
The Wall Street Journal just ran an article on Job’s most quotable quotes over the past 30 years:
On focus: Jobs said, “Focus…comes from saying no to 1,000 things… it is only by saying no that you can concentrate on things that are really important.”
On quality: He said, “If you are a master craftsman …making a beautiful chest…, you are not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though nobody will ever see it. You will know it is there… the quality has to be carried all the way through.”
Likewise, the Apostle Paul said, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord…”(Colossians 3:23).
Each of us has different tasks on our “To Do” list today: career responsibilities, family expectations, household chores, volunteer opportunities, school work… As you approach your work today remember to carry the quality all the way through, focus on the important aspects, and perform with all your heart.