“Steve Jobs could have been a failure,” David Asman writes for FOX Business. “He dropped out of college, even though his parents struggled to get him there. And, ten years after starting one of the most innovative computer companies in the world, he was fired by the board. Imagine getting fired from a multi-billion dollar company that you started in your own garage.”
Asman writes, “What stopped Steve Jobs from being a failure was one simple thing: Attitude. Here’s what he told a graduating class at Stanford University in 2005: I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.“
“We can’t all go on to lead the kind of life that Steve Jobs did after he was fired. But we can duplicate the attitude that he brought to his getting fired. He turned what could have been a humiliating job loss into an incredible period of growth. He turned failure into success,” Asman writes. “All by attitude. It won’t buy you dinner, but it can help turn your life around.”
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