I stumbled across an article that discusses Steve Jobs in the context of his philosophy on life. After reading Jobs’ commencement address to Stanford University’s graduating class of 2005, last night, I was really inspired by the way in which he understood life and how he came to be as successful as he was. Obviously many others have felt the same way. In the article that I found, Erik Calonius looks to understand Jobs’ 3 points in a different light. He discusses people who define themselves as “lucky” people as opposed to those who define themselves as”unlucky.” The change in which Jobs’ explores in his address is seen by Calonius as something that is not as simple as making a drastic change in a job or relationship. Instead, Calonius sees Jobs’ view on change as a change in one’s mindset. I’m a real believer that one’s attitude can truly make a difference in his quality of life. There is no easy way to be “happy,” there’s no simple formula to get to this place in life. However, if one is able to take a more positive and active attitude towards life he will find more success. Steve Jobs seems to be a true example of this. He did not lead the most conventional life and sought to change his mindset and to really delve into something that he loved and believed in. Calonius’ discussion of lucky and unlucky people relates to this idea, and really spoke to me.
What Lucky People Do Differently…discussion of Steve Job’s philosophy October 7, 2011