Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, many people have lost their jobs, countless businesses have folded, and from all appearances, this trend is not likely to end soon. It’s enough to make anyone lose courage; however, throughout history many men and women have survived hardship and failure and made a comeback when others, even they themselves, didn’t think it could happen.
One such person was Steve Jobs, the late co-founder and CEO of Apple, a billion-dollar company. Steve’s brainchild, the “insanely great” Macintosh computer showed disappointing sales in the beginning, and Steve was fired from the very company he started. He became involved in other ventures such as NeXT and PIXAR. He turned PIXAR into a major animation studio, which produced the first full-length computer-animated film, Toy Story, which made Jobs into a billionaire.
As if that was not good enough, Steve was later asked to head Apple which was now suffering huge financial losses. And the rest, as we say, is history. Today, nearly every home has an Apple device and uses some type of Apple operating system. As Steve said, “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.”
Things may look very dim right now, but who knows how they may turn out later on? Don’t lose hope. There is always a silver lining behind every cloud. Wait for it. You will succeed.
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