How Steve Jobs Inspired Me
After reading Steve Jobs written by Walter Isaacson book, something changed for me. Ok, I have to admit I didn’t actually read the book but I did listen to the 25 hours of Audio. I have to say, I couldn’t wait to get in the car for my morning and afternoon ride to and from work. That says a lot since I live in South Florida and the traffic is horrendous. I also went into a small state of depression (hint of exaggeration) when the book was over.
I was in awe of his tenacity and his relentless need for perfection. How do you compare yourself to someone like that? You can’t! Can you accomplish what he accomplished? Yes, you can!
There was so much I learned about myself as I listened to his biography. If you have the drive and willpower that is so deep in you, you can achieve anything you want. When you feel it deep down in your gut and recognize it as a burning desire that won’t go away, you’ve found passion. This book made me finally realize what I needed to do with that feeling and energy inside of me. What separates the good from great is the ability to put it into action and follow it through to achievement. Never compromise and never give up!
I had the aha moment while listening to the Steve Jobs audio. Mind you, I have been searching and wishing for the aha moment for most of my adult life. Although I have a very successful life, family, and career, I knew there was something missing. I was reminded daily by the ache in the pit of stomach. It kept telling me to keep searching because you haven’t identified it yet, Keriann. Suddenly, I realized what really energizes me is the actual search for perfection. How do we get the most pleasure out of life? Let me be sure I am clear..I am far from perfect so there is a lot of exploring to be done.
I also find it fascinating to guide others to identify that energy and excitement within them and help put it into action. You have to have the fire within you, so that is something I can’t help you with. What I can help you with is visualize your path. Everyone’s dreams and desires are different and therefore, the paths look very different.
It doesn’t hurt to see how others did it (doing it) – how did they get to the place you think you want to go? Read their story, study their background, and get stimulated by their experiences. Their story may bring something out of you or give you the roadmap you have been needing. If you are feeling frustrated because it is not coming to you after much research and soul searching, keep searching. The journey to find your true passion can be very enlightening on so many levels. You are going to learn so much about yourself and determine what is really important and what is not important. In fact, I’m confident you never stop searching.
Why would we want to stop searching? That means we stop learning and growing. Have a vision in your head where you think you will be satisfied. Once you get there, the options are endless. You have now proven to yourself you can accomplish the unthinkable. That will make your next goal easier to obtain. The first goal may feel like moving mountains but you showed the world it’s possible. Now you can accomplish anything you want. Steve Jobs ran two major companies at the SAME time. Do you think anyone thought that was possible? Steve did!