Almost everyone in this world has heard of Steve Jobs and what he contributed to the tech industry. Many entrepreneurs admire him, understandably so. He was a bold visionary who completely transformed the tech industry to what it is now. Even after many years after his death, a lot of people still consider him a worthy role model because of the many advice that he has given in his lifetime. Below are two advice you can follow that will be useful to your career and personal life.
In Order To Be Successful, Find Work You’re Passionate About
In 2007, when somebody from the audience asked Steve Jobs what single piece of advice he had to give to entrepreneurs on building valuable companies, Jobs knowingly answered: “in order to be successful, you must be passionate about the work you’re doing.”
This insight came when he further explained that the reason success is dependent upon loving what you do is because that is the only way you are able to keep going. Building a business from the ground up is not a walk in the park. In order to make your mark in this world and succeed, you need to work hard and overcome repeated challenges without giving up. Usually, when the going gets tough, people retreat and give up. But people who are passionate about what they do persevere because they’re driven by passion and not by external rewards.
Ignore The Expectations Of Others
It was an interview held in 1994 that Jobs discussed how he believed that people have the power to change their lives and those of others if they’re willing to challenge the status quo. In his Stanford commencement address, he said, “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.”