By Jivitha Shobashree
There have been many entrepreneurs and CEO’s who have all been through failure and defeat, broken through those glasses/risen from the ashes and are now successful. One name which stands out from the others is the tech titan: Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs requires no introduction.
His name inspires and intimidates at the same time.
He was a charismatic pioneer, widely considered a visionary and genius.
He was the founder of Apple along with Steve Wozniak and also the founder of PIXAR.
Yet, before all of this he was also a person struggling to make a sense in this world. While Steve Jobs was trying to achieve his goals, he also went through struggles and hardships and tried hard not to let his stress, anxiety and fear overwhelm him.
To overcome these feelings and to achieve your goals is to have the right set of habits.
So here are some habits which made Steve Jobs remarkable.
- ATTENTION TO DETAIL
One of the most important traits of Steve Jobs is his attention to detail. His work experience with his father instilled in him the importance of this which later paved way to his success. Attention to detail is essential where errors can be costly in an organisation. Steve Jobs meticulous nature is what made his ideas and visions into a well-executed plan.
In the words of Steve Jobs – “Details matter, it’s worth waiting to get it right”
- DON’T GIVE UP
Everyone has their own set of failures and difficulties but rising above them is what makes you different from the others. Steve Jobs was an orphan and college dropout but that didn’t stop him from dreaming big. Overcoming those struggles, learning from them and to never lose hope is one of the mantra.
In the words of Steve Jobs – “Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.”
- SET NEW GOALS
Steve Jobs used to set goals for the long term and short term. It helped him in strategizing and planning things out on the long run.
When Jobs was fired from Apple by his own (CEO), he still didn’t lose hope and started another company NeXT which later on merged with apple and Jobs came back to his beloved company.
Therefore setting new goals and learning to move on was key.
- LEARN FROM YOUR FAILURES
Steve Jobs was a perfectionist and his meticulous nature was not appreciated by everyone. He used to fire people who couldn’t meet his idea of perfection but after he was fired from his own company, he learnt from his mistake and started pushing people to achieve the impossible.
Like people say don’t take failure as the end but take it as the beginning of something new.
In the words of Steve Jobs – “Life goes on and you learn from it.”
- SURROUND YOURSELF WITH THE RIGHT PEOPLE
Apple was founded not just by Steve Jobs alone but with a great partner Steve Wozniak.
You need to find the right people or partner in your life to be successful.
The people who you surround yourself with will either make or break your life.
- TAKE RISKS
You may have the opportunity to try something you love and are excited about.
Sometimes the situation cannot always be in our favour we might face rejections or failures but without trying we won’t know what the future holds for us.
- BE OPTIMISTIC
Steve Jobs was adopted, he had a difficult childhood but that didn’t stop him from achieving the impossible. It is important to always be optimistic it helps you to have a clear view of things, to make decisions and focus on what’s important.
The biggest problem?
Habits can’t be developed overnight, you will have to consistently build it.
It should be fostered, cultivated and nurtured.
In the words of Steve Jobs – “In the first 30 years of your life, you make your habits. For the last 30 years of your life, your habits make you.”