On Failure and Purpose

On Failure and Purpose

Whether you love him or hate you have to admit that Steve Jobs is one of the most influential people of the last 30 years.

He started Apple and grew it to become a great company.  Got fired from the beloved company he founded.  Started Next and worked with Pixar.  And then got brought back to Apple to save the company.

But he didn’t just save it.  He changed the world as we know it with the products the company introduced.

So I thought it’d be great to learn from a super successful guy who failed a lot on the way.

Are you ready to do what’s necessary to be great.  And achieve your goals?

Just Ask

Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish

Do you love what you do?

“The ones who loved what they did persevered.  And the ones who didn’t love it quit because they’re sane.”  Steve Jobs

“If you haven’t found it yet don’t settle.  And keep looking” Steve Jobs

“If today were the last day of my life would I want to do what I’ about to do?” Steve Jobs

“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.  They somehow already know what you truly want to become.  Everything else is secondary.” Steve Jobs

What is your purpose?

“I recently read a shocking statistic. Did you know that most heart attacks happen on a Monday? It doesn’t matter where in the world you live, the highest occurrence of heart attacks seems to be between 8am-9am on Monday morning.

According to a recent study, the risk of a heart attack increases by about 20 percent on Mondays for men and 15 percent for women.

Why do you think this is?

I believe it has a lot to do with the feeling of dread that overcomes us as we are getting ready to go to work. Because let’s face it; very few of us enjoy our jobs.

In fact, if you have a college education or higher the chances are that you hate what you do. You probably fell into a good corporate career in your twenties, lured by prospects and credentials rather than passion.

Years later you find yourself trapped.” Les Brown

So…  What is your purpose?  And are you working towards your goals?

Let me know in the comments below.


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