Here at Epic Gap Year we have a massive soft spot for all things Apple – the clean, crisp and simple aesthetic have inspired the way we work and how we set about designing our site.
We wanted to follow suit and make a travel site that ‘just worked’ – that empowered you guys with inspiration, the choice, the information you wanted and the tools to get where you wanted to go.
But by far the biggest influence is the ethos and inspiration of Apples co-founder – the late, great Steve Jobs. He took a garage start up and turned it into the giant it is today. He envisioned the future and he created objects or usability and beauty to redefine technology.
But he was also a man of amazing insight and mantra for how to live life to it’s fullest and we’ve applied many of his wise words to our lifestyles and travels.
So here’s some of our favourites to inspire you to make a change – be it travel or not – and live life without regret…
“Things don’t have to change the world to be important.”
“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”
“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. And like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.”
“Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.”
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. 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. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
“Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do.”
“Here’s to the crazy ones — the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things…because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
“I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.”
So whether you choose to travel, whether you choose to change career or whether you choose to simply look at life from another angle make sure it’s YOU making the choice.
Life is to short and exciting to coast through it doing what others expect and want you to do.
…we certainly busted out the mould and we wouldn’t have it any other way!