It is imperative for the entrepreneur to be “hopelessly devoted” to their idea. If truly passionate about their idea, an entrepreneur will willingly give of themselves and receive an internal reward far more valuable than any monetary items. Albert Schweitzer said, “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”(“ Happiness Is the Key to Success") Successful entrepreneurs will pursuit their desires and the things that make them satisfied driving success.
They were brilliant, and sometimes crazy men, but their inventions and ideas will stand the test of time. They revolutionized our world. Steve Jobs was able to do the same thing. Walter Isaacson said in Time Magazine, “History will place him in the pantheon right next to Thomas Edison and Henry Ford.” Isaacson points out that Steve Jobs was a master at arranging ideas, art, and technology into ways that changed the world. Steve Jobs is a genius and will be remembered as one.
However, what happens when the perfection stops and the hardships set in. Will you drive forward, with the same passion and commitment? The winners do. The successful entrepreneurs do. Persistence is the ingrained mindset of success.
“Success is the peace that comes with knowing your accomplishments have purpose.” – Hutch Putnam – Success is a word that really hard to define, because everyone will have a different definition for this word. In fact, there no exact definition for the word "success". For a student, maybe the success means to pass all courses of the semester; for a business man, signing a importance contract and get a lot of money are successes; and for a president, leading the country to develop and make the people have a better life are success. For me, I also have my own definition for the word "success". When I was a kid, I really want to be a scientist, but after I become mature, my thinking has become more mature and my definition of success also changes.
The expression “Rome was not built in a day” (The Free Dictionary, n.d.) has shown that a great and successful leader is built through experience. Subsequently, if we are willing to learn, we can learn to be a successful leader. In addition, in order to be a great leader, we must love what we do. This can be seen on Steve Jobs. Jobs
Many may think that he was a successful man through all his years of college and studying. But little do they know, Steve Jobs dropped out of college. In his biography, Steve Jobs stated, "While Jobs was always an intelligent and innovative thinker, his youth was riddled with frustrations over formal schooling. Jobs was a prankster in elementary school due to boredom". This shows how he went through the same hardships as normal people even with himself being considered a "genius".
Growing up in this environment shaped Steve’s interest in the field. At age 13, he met 18-year-old Stephen Wozniak, an electronics prodigy kid, who eventually became his colleague at Apple. About five years later, Steve Jobs told his parents he wanted to enroll in Reed College — a very costly lib... ... middle of paper ... ...r, “You need a lot of passion for what you're doing because it’s so hard. Without passion, any rational person would give up.” Steve Jobs, at age 30 was fired from Apple in spite of the fact that he helped start it. He describes the aftermath of that event and though he didn’t realize it right away he stumbled upon the realization that he still loved what he did even after being fired.
Following his high school graduation in 1972, Jobs enrolled at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. Board and annoyed by the structure of college he dropped out after six months and spent the next 18 months dropping in on creative classes that he found interesting. Jobs would later in his career reveal the immense value gained from his time of freely attending the classes he found interesting. In 1972 Steve Jobs was hired as a technician at Atari, Inc. Atari's co-founder Nolan Bushnell later described him as "difficult but valuable", pointing out, "he was very often the smartest guy in the room, and he would let people know that.” Come mid 1974 Jobs traveled to India in search of enlightenment, returning after seven months having experimented with psychedelics. He later called his LSD experiences "one of the two or three most important things he had done in his life.” Over the next few years Jobs had small success with a couple one-off ventures.
In Malcolm Gladwell’s book, Outliers: The Story Of Success, he investigates how people become successful. He suggests that a person’s success is through key factors such as intelligence, opportunity, hard work or culture. Gladwell introduces several people who have gone through life successfully and examines the opportunities that helped them achieve the highest spot. What really makes a person an outlier? The most important factor for a person to be defined as an outlier is individual hard work in trying to achieve an accomplishment.
Anyhow, as a treat, my father and me used to go to an annual trip to different places after the school ended. Those trips elicited from myself a passion for studying no matter how good were my grades because he used to say that “any effort with perseverance needs to be rewarded”. After all these years I realized that I am a person that does not work because of the money, I work because I love what I do. Being a chemical engineer, is one of the things that I need to thanks to my father. He helped me to go through all of those years in college.