“People say you have to have a lot of passion for what you’re doing, and it’s totally true and the reason is, because its so hard, that if you don’t, any rational person would give up. It’s really hard and you have to do it over a sustained period of time.
So if you don’t love it, if you’re not having fun doing it, if you don’t really love it, you’re going to give up.
And that’s what happens to most people, actually.
If you look at the ones that ended up being successful in the eyes of society, often times it’s the ones who are successful loved what they did, so they could persevere when it got really tough.
And the ones that didn’t love it, quit. Because they’re sane, right?
Who would put up with this stuff if you don’t love it?
So its a lot of hard work and its a lot of worrying constantly.
If you don’t love it, your’e going to fail.
So you gotta love it, you gotta have passion, and I think that’s the high order bit.
The second thing, is, you gotta be a really good talent scout.
Because no matter how smart you are, you need a team of great people, and you gotta figure out how to size up people fairly quickly how to make decisions without knowing people too well.
And hire them and you know, see how they do and refine your intuition. And be able to help, you know, build an organization that can eventually just, you know, build itself, um, because you need great people around you.“ – Steve Jobs
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