Looking To Steve Jobs For Inspiration

In business by Michael Michelini2 Comments

I think its always good to learn from those who have done great things in their life. We have to surround ourselves with positive, like minded, goal centered people in order to achieve success. Maybe this is what I have been lacking.

While I have not been fortunate enough to know or have met Steve Jobs, I do take interest in how he got to where he was. Reading Steve Job’s bio from wikipedia

For the past 33 years, 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…almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly 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.

But he has credited a lot of his success to the early stage developments in his life, such as his trip to India. He seems to feel this helped him “think outside the box” to see the world, to spawn his creativity.

I just keep hoping and feeling I am somewhat on this track. Maybe never to be as great as Steve Jobs, but I am investing for the long term. Constantly giving up, passing on short term quick hits that may hurt me in the long run…..investing in learning about international business, networking with people all over the world….exploring the internet, social media. spawning my creativity

I can never even imagine going back to the way my life used to be. I was in New York for a couple months (back and forth between other USA cities) and I was tempted to stay there to build a sales office….but then I got this fear I would slowly morph back into what I was before I came to China and Asia.

If you’re going to think, THINK BIG – Donald Trump

And no one can mirror or copy another person’s success. We have to go out and become who we are meant to be. Sure our parents and family may have their wishes for us, our friends, our loved ones…..and we may even envy others around us – WISHING WE WERE THEM.

Come on, we are who we are, and if we so badly want to be like someone else, THEN WE HAVE TO LIVE OUR LIFE THAT WAY.

On twitter my “ny mom” (joke) @deputy saying I’m so lucky to have Christmas on the beach in the Philippines. But is it luck? I mean, I took a chance, I saved money from my dayjob in NYC. Why can’t most people do that? Is it personality? Is it “destiny”?

But back to Steve Jobs, I do feel like looking at his earlier days as a younger professional and entrepreneur gave him the creativity, the courage, the experience, and the appreciation for life to build the company and future he has created today.

But for all of us, we just need to live the life we feel COMFORTABLE in, or for those brave enough, STEP OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE, and see where life takes you.

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