steve jobs secret

Steve Jobs Secret


Steve Jobs shares his secrets of success


sane rational in the eyes of society
sustain hard (2) period of time
end up eventually sustained period of time
tough passion size someone up
stuff hard work put up with
worry constantly hardly working
fail scout (2) high order bit
talent talent scout no matter how
smart persevere to figure out how to
refine intuition make a decision
give up build itself




People say you have to have a lot of passion for what you are doing. And it’s totally true.

And the reason is because it’s so hard that if you don’t, any rational person would give up.

It’s really hard.

And you have to do it over a sustained period of time.

So if you don’t love it, if you’re not having fun doing it, you don’t really love it — you’re going to give up.

And that’s what happens to most people actually.

If you look at the ones ending up being “successful” in the eyes of society and the ones that didn’t, oftentimes it’s the ones who are successful loved what they did so they could persevere when it got really tough.

And the ones who didn’t love it, quit…cause they’re sane.

Right? Who would want to put up with this stuff if you don’t love it.

So it’s a lot of hard work and it’s a lot of worrying, constantly.

If you don’t love it, you’re going to fail.

So you’ve got to love it, you’ve got to have passion.

And I think that’s the high order bit.

And the second thing, is that you’ve got to be a really good talent scout.

Because no matter how smart you are, you need a team of great people.

And you’ve got to figure out how to size people up fairly quickly, making decisions without knowing people too well.

Hire them and see how you do, refine on your intuition and be able to build an organization that can eventually build itself cause you need great people around you.


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1. People say you have to have a lot of passion for what you are doing. True or false?

2. Does it take a long time to succeed?

3. What happens if you don’t have passion for doing something?

4. The rational, sane thing to do is continue and persevere. Yes or no?

5. Is “success” an objective or subjective quality?

6. If you don’t love what you are doing, what will happen?

7. Succeeding involves . . . . . . . . .

8. What is the secret to success?

9. Can the greatest genius succeed alone?

10. What did Steve mean by being a good talent scout?


A. Do you agree with Steve Jobs? I completely agree, mostly agree, partially agree, disagree or completely disagree with Steve Jobs.

B. What are your passions?

C. Can do do this . . . persevere . . . and not quit until you succeed?

D. Give examples of people who became successful.

E. What will happen in the future?

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