Monday, October 17, 2011

Message of the week

Steve Jobs on the Importance of Self Trust and Trust

By Suzanne F Jones

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The very sad news came yesterday of the death of a true visionary. Steve Jobs of Apple passed away at 56 years old. In reading his bio, it became more clear to me than ever the importance of self trust and doing what you love. After creating his own company, the well known 'Apple' he would eventually be phased out by his fellow executives.they suggested Jobs was hurting Apple. Jobs claims he was fired and stated he wanted to just leave the area. For months he didn't know what to do, but in that time realized this was his passion. His one true love. He could not walk away from it no matter how hard he tried.

So he started another company which later was bought by Apple therefore reinstating Jobs back into the executive role.

At his Commencement speech at Stanford in 2005, Jobs told the students first and foremost 'You've got to find what you love.'

Here Jobs talks about his venture in College and the fortitude and self trust that we know allowed him to became the success he is. "After six months, I couldn't see the value in it [College]. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and no idea how college was going to help me figure it out. I decided to drop out and trust that it would all work out OK. It was pretty scary at the time, but looking back it was one of the best decisions I ever made.

Following his intuition Steve Jobs did not need to know the 'how.' All he needed to know was this didn't feel right to or for him. That was it. No palm reader, no psychic intervention. He listened to his intuition and trusted it would guide him. It is really that simple. Although Steve Jobs is an intellect, who one would think would let his rational mind get in the way of this decision, it didn't. Steve just knew.

From that moment on Steve recounts how every random event or decision made after that all came into play whilst creating the the infamous Apple computer.

Note Steve also said this decision was 'scary' but he still trusted himself. Here is the key. Scary can also be interpreted as uncomfortable. It is the uncomfortable that keeps us still. If we want to do better and be better, but don't like to get uncomfortable, how do we expect things to be different?

If you struggle with the word or feeling of the word uncomfortable, it is time now to re frame it. Give it new meaning. Let yourself now feel the word uncomfortable as growth or advancement, or success. It is in fact the word comfortable that we may need to start viewing as the negative, in that it is comfort that keeps us still and silent.