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5 lessons to learn from the life of Steve Jobs.

Steven Paul Jobs or Steve Jobs was an American computer entrepreneur and inventor who was born on February 24, 1955 and died on October 5, 2011 . He was Co-founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Apple Inc. Jobs also previously served as Chief Executive of Pixar Animation Studios and there are so many more Steve’s accomplishments during his life. 

Steve Jobs success’ story inspires so many people in the world. Some movie directors and authors have made some books and movies so people in the world will know Steve Jobs deeper through his inspiring and challenging life story. 

He lifts us.  He leads by example and challenges us to see a better world and lead a better life.

He has an aura and a way of engaging you in an inspiring way.

Whether it’s on the stage or in the halls of Apple, people feel his presence.

Through a blend of beauty and engineering, he changes the way technology changes our lives.

In a relentless pursuit of simplicityexcellence, and passion, Steve Jobs is Arete in action.   He lives his values, and he lives life on his terms, and he challenges us to do the same.

When it comes to innovation and excellence, Steve Jobs raises the bar for himself and for others, while pushing the envelope of what’s possible.

He moves the ball forward by asking the tough questions,  exercising extreme focus, and baking brilliance and beauty into a way of living and leading.

He has continuously blurred the lines between work and life, just the same way he’s blurred the line between art and engineering.

Team Inspiring Life provides you with 5 lessons we learn from the life of Steve Jobs

5 lessons from the life of Steve Jobs

1. Focus on the positive

Steve Jobs was an adopted child. He could have easily hated his life and started to get involved with negative things during his teenage years. 

However, as young he kept focusing on the positive: he was thankful for his loving adoptive parents, he also found a positive channel (technology and computer) to pour his energy into, and in the end we all know what he achieved.

You too, can benefit from the power of positive thinking. If you are the kind of person who often sees the glass as half-empty, try to start focusing on the positive things in your life, and you will surely reap lots of benefits from it.

2. Don’t tolerate bozos around you.

      Throughout his life, Steve had a great “bozo” detector. He did a super job of not letting bozos proliferate at his companies. He weeded them out if they were there – until they weren’t.  You’ll never be perfect at it and neither was Steve but the key thing is that bozos sap energy from you and the best people in the company working with you. Bozos make bozo decisions. Bozos hire worse bozos beneath them. Stamp them out.  Don’t let them take root around you.

3. Always take a calculated risk.

“Have the courage to follow  and intuition.” – Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs was a risk-taker, and this set him apart from his competitors. Hardly any CEOs would have agreed to develop a new product which would cannibalize/decrease the sale of the company’s top-selling product. But, Steve Jobs took the risk to develop and market the iPhone when the iPod was their top selling product.

The iPhone cannibalized the sales of the iPod but the iPhone made a huge profit by dominating the emerging smartphone market. In order to move forward, we have to take risks in life. But we must make sure that the risk should be calculated.

4.  Do only what you truly love.

We might hear these words from someone who tells us to do what we love, even Steve Jobs also said the same thing that he did what he loves. Steve Jobs once told a group of employees, “People with passion can change the world for the better.”  

Jobs has followed his heart his entire life and that passion, he says, has made all the difference.  It’s very difficult to come up with new, creative, and novel ideas unless you are passionate about moving society forward.

Though Steve Jobs has passed away, his legacy will be with us forever. Steve Jobs has successfully inspired us.

5. Always remember you are not immortal

While addressing the students at Stanford University, Jobs said “Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because of 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.”

Whenever you feel depressed, confused, embarrassed or have any negative feelings, only remember one thing; you are not immortal. You will be dead soon, so instead of feeling depressed make sure that you utilize every second of life.

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