Wednesday, October 12, 2011

3 Most important learnings from the Apple Man

(picture taken from the net)

Last week, we were saddened by the news of Steve Jobs' death, one of the greatest CEOs of our time. I was easily captivated by this great man when I watched his video of his speech in a commencement exercise of Stanford University. He capsulized his learnings in life in three things:

1. Connecting the dots - Steve Jobs said that "you can never connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect the dots looking backward. Believe that the dots will connect down the road." that means that whatever is happening in our lives right now, trust that somehow, it will connect in your future and that future will be far greater because of what you are experiencing today.

2. Love and lost - Steve Jobs mentioned to "find what you love and do what you believe is great work. If you haven't find it yet, keep looking....don't settle....as all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it." I absolutely like this! It consoles you to be patient util you find what you love and encourages you to stand up and fight for it. On losing, Steve Jobs added that "sometimes, life will hit your head with a brick but don't lose faith!

3. Death - Steve Jobs shared that "remembering that you are going to die is the best way to avoid the trap of thinking that you have something to loose. You are already naked, there is no reason not to follow your heart. Your time is limited so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma which is living the results of other people's thinking." Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become, everything else is secondary." This gives me a realization that our time is limited, hence, we must do what we really want to do, to follow our heart. There is no better way to live your life but to live it without fear, hesitation and wandering.

As the legend said, Stay Hungry, Stay foolish! Thank you Steve Jobs!