In 1 minute and 43 seconds, Steve Jobs has our trainer throwing in the towel and asking for mercy. He draws a line between dreamers and doers. It comes down to two points.
Don’t ask for help – which becomes a justification for not acting
Are not willing to fail
There are several directions I can go with this, but I will just tackle the first point. I recently read a survey where 71% of workers are “not engaged” or “actively disengaged” from their work. Look around your office 7 out of every 10 people would rather be doing something else. There are many reasons, but mostly people are not fulfilled.
How many opportunities for advancement are there? If you are honest – a fat pay raise is not going to make you happier. Even changing jobs is not the answer. How long before you stall out there?
People live unfilled lives for a variety reasons, but they continue to do the same things over and over again.
Question: You encourage your kids to dream, but you are afraid to act on your own dreams. Do you really think your kids are going to do what you say not what you do? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.