From my friend David Schmaltz, writing in 2006.
“Tell me, what was I like when I was young?”
[Ann] Bowers tried to give him an honest answer. “You were very impetuous and very difficult,” she replied. “But your vision was compelling. You told us, ‘The journey is the reward.’ That turned out to be true.
— From Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson, emphasis mine.
I’ve always considered “the journey is the reward” to be a meaningless platitude, but I suppose if it’s what an early colleague of Jobs most learned from him, there may be something to it…