Steve Jobs, mental health & adaptations

happy healthcare experience

“Recovery is not one and done. It is a lifelong journey that takes

place one day, one step at a time”

Every one of us has had mental health issues at some or other points in our lives. Some might be going & fighting through it right now. For that matter, great minds like Steve Jobs have also struggled with the same in his life just with a difference- he was vocal about it!

Mental health disorders are on the rise in our country, and it’s important to understand how these disorders can impact our day-to-day lives. Although mental health has come out of the shadows, it still has a long way to go; people need to consider this beyond just a ‘trend’.

Did you know? According to the statistics, the most common type of mental health disorder is anxiety disorders, which affect around 40 million Americans each year. Imagine this rate at a global level!

Mental health and adaptations

Having said the above, the world has witnessed a rise in the awareness of mental health in the past few years. There has also been an increase in the number of patients who seek treatment for mental illnesses helping many towards building a positive attitude.

However, one of the important factors helping in this treatment is patient engagement. It has empowered healthcare providers to address the patient care measures with compassion. This process inhibits a positive patient experience helping patients recover holistically.

Let us continue this clinical part in the second half of this blog & first look into the how-to mind mental health in the first place.

Steve Jobs’ impact

Many influencers bestowed their piece of morals, but very few in the world have the kind of impact that Steve Jobs imparted on people’s lives. Steve Jobs’ lessons on leadership, innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship are a power pack package of motivation on how to live a mentally and emotionally rich life. Not limited to this, he is also an example of how you can achieve extraordinary things if you have your mental strength intact and timely address mental issues if any.

Well, we all know Steve Jobs for his success in technology, but his emotional intelligence was also at par. He once said, "If I had never dropped out, I’d have never dropped in on this calligraphy class, and I would never have developed the style that I have."

Jobs is a true example of how you can learn from your mistakes and move on to do great things.

How to mind mental health Steve Jobs way?

1. Choose to do what you Love!

Steve Jobs started Apple when he was 20, within 10 years Apple grew from a 2-people company to a two-billion-dollar company with over 4000 employees. However, Jobs’s vision didn’t harmonize with his co-workers which became the reason for him getting fired. But his love for innovation & design, moreover, love for what he does give him the strength to start it all over again, and the rest is history.

2. Be your Best!

Steve Jobs believed in growth & thus always pushed his limits. Believe in lifting yourself up just like he did. Be mindful along the journey and experience the best version of yourself with each passing day.

In addition, working with the people who are better than you also helps as a booster, else you will only end up having a country of midgets.

3. Connect the Dots

Steve Jobs’s biological mom wanted him to get adopted by well-educated parents so he could go to college. But after the first six months, he dropped out, yet kept wondering about the connected dots. It made him stay around as a drop-in for another 18 months before he could actually quit. Ultimately, dropping out of all his courses, he opted for a calligraphy course which had no prospects during those days. But 10 years later, Calligraphy knowledge was used in the Macintosh computer – the first computer with eye-catching typography.

Moral- Connect the dots & keep going. Have a focused mind, feed it what it wants, and see how mentally rich the life you lead is.

4. Dream to make a difference

Once Steve Jobs said in an interview that you should never start a company with the goal of getting rich, but it should be a company to make something you believe in. Break down stereotype boundaries and ignite ideas to innovate ceaselessly. Dare, dream & believe. With this, you strengthen your mind, ignite optimism, and keep factors that affect mental health at bay.