Best known for his role as the CEO, co-founder and chairman of Apple Inc, the aptly named Steve Jobs was also an inventor, marketer and visionary entrepreneur of the highest calibre. A pioneer of the personal computer revolution, his success knew no bounds. Legacies and success in the corporate world conquered by him continue to shape the way we utilise technology. So what can be taken from a stand out in the field? Here are 7 career lessons we can learn from Steve Job’s success.
“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice”.
Innovation comes from listening to your inner voice. Dream big. If you know things can be done better, work towards improving them. Business is not stagnant, it is constantly evolving. Grow and change with it, and be the change you want to see in your professional world.
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. 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”.
Passion is important. Love what you do. Having passion for something is what leads to making a positive difference. Connecting with a career that you are extremely passionate about is an enabler of success.
“It’s worth waiting to get it right”.
As Jobs once described, if you really look closely, most overnight success took a significant amount of time. Good things take time. We can all relate to this but perhaps tend to forget it. Remaining resilient is the key to career success.
“Getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me”.
Everyone experiences setbacks at some point of their career. However, it is not the setbacks that count, it’s how you respond to them. When Steve Jobs was fired from Apple he immediately went on to enter one of the most creative periods of his life. Continuing to move forward after a set back is what will ensure career success.
“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance”.
Perseverance plays an enormous role in a successful career. Even Van Gough had his critics. Maintaining site of your career goals is key to success.
“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become”.
In everything you do, strive for your best. Listen to you intuition and take pride in what you achieve. Most importantly, follow your heart.
“The ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do”.
Stop worrying that you won’t succeed and focus on your goals, just as the most successful individuals like Steve Job’s have done. There’s nothing to fear about the potential of career success.
When the world is blessed to have pioneers and revolutionists like Steve Jobs as career icons we are compelled to learn from them. Take away these lessons and create your own career pathway.
Guest Blog Author: Naomi Fryers.
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