|Losing Steve Jobs: There’s A Lesson Here For Advisors|
|Thursday, August 25, 2011 10:07|
If Steve Jobs is losing his battle with cancer, then we should all let him know now how much we appreciate him.
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Steve Jobs’ is to be praised for his devotion to his ideas, stubborn pursuit of executing on his vision, and executing on it with excellence.
However, by 2005 it became clear that Jobs was still cranking out ideas. After Gates’ success had peaked and was winding down, Jobs’ biggest achievements were still ahead of him.
The lesson is that successful people—even once-in-a-hundred-year captains of industry like Steve Jobs— suffer setbacks.
Entrepreneurs don’t always have a path that goes only straight up. And while life is too short, it is also, in some ways, long. Jobs took years longer than Gates to fully make his mark (and he's not done yet).
Bad times are actually a good time to prospect for new clients. Investors are more unsure than ever and need guidance. Tough times, then, are no excuse for not improving your situation.
You may not achieve the influence or financial success of Steve Jobs, but pursuing your ideas can be just as rewarding to you.
Steve Jobs will be remembered for generations not just for being the right guy at the right time, but as a great inventor. The world is a better place because Steve Jobs was in it. He made progress.