1. You Have To Be Very Clear of Your Purpose In School
Steve dropped out of Reed College after the first 6 months. Why did he drop out? Like many college students, Steve did not have a clear reason for being there other than the fact that he doesn’t know what else to do yet. Ask yourself now, “Why am I going to college?”
What do you hope to achieve? Are your current actions your best efforts? What are you capable of if you knew what you wanted to get out from College? Are you there to create one of the richest experiences in your life or are you just there wasting time? If your goal is to graduate with Honors, what are you or should be doing to get there? Understanding your purpose will give you the control to create your ideal experience in College.
2. You’ve Got To Find What You Love
“Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did.” Steve was thrown out from his own company at the age of 30. But he was back in Apple in a relatively short period because he pursued what he loves.
But what do most people usually do? They settle for courses and jobs that they do not truly love because of other people’s thinking. And that strictly caps one potential. Find out what you love and do it. Don’t settle for less.
3. Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish
I believe this is the gem of his speech. “Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish!” Here’s my understanding of what he meant. As you enter a new phase of life, be adventurous. Make wise use of your time to create the ideal experience you have always wanted. Be a goal setter and every time you reached a goal, go for another one! Stay foolish. When life hits you with a brick, have the guts to stand up and keep going. Take the bull by the horns and design your life your way. Don’t slink off to mediocrity.