If life is a journey, then Steve Jobs has had a hell of trip. He's a prime example of what energy and faculty can accomplish.
Steve Jobs quotes that speak volumes to me:
"Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It's not about money. It's about the people you have, how you're led, and how much you get it." Fortune, Nov. 9, 1998
"Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles." Businessweek
"Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected."
"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."