I’ve watched Steve Jobs’ 14 minute Stanford commencement speech at least five times by now. Related: 4 C’s To Career Success Why? Well, not only is it absolutely brilliant, with life-changing wisdom that always seems to get me back on track. I also love hearing personal stories from exceptional people. Even if I don’t want to be exactly like them, there’s almost always a couple critical traits or ideas I can model and apply in my own life. In this article, I’m going to give you my favorite pieces of wisdom from Steve Jobs’ Stanford speech that you can use to advance your career today, and I’m going to share with you my formula for modelling success and getting your dream job.
What We Can Learn From Steve JobsSee, by studying successful people like Steve Jobs, I like to think that we become a bit of a patchwork quilt made up of the traits we admire in others. Our lives then become a beautiful mosaic, combining elements of success and happiness that we learn from others. This is the fastest way, in my opinion, to become the person you want to be and achieve the results you want in your life. That could be getting your first job, your dream job. or starting a business. Modelling success is the key.
1. Do Great Work
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do… Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And 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.”Don’t settle until you find what you love to do. Couldn’t say it better myself, Steve.