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Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish

July 17, 2008
Steve Jobs - Apple's Boss

Steve Jobs - Apple's Boss

It’s been a while since I wrote a post here in my blog. I’ve been with bunch of work for the last few days and everything had done atleast perfectly, I hope. Today, I just across with transcript of a commencement address made by Apple’s boss in 2005 at Stanford University. I’ve already watched his speech in video at YouTube and its was a wonderful inspirational taught that I really had so far. Its better to watched that video, which gives you realistic idea about life and the way we should live.”

In his address he had shared some of (exactly three) his own stories, which has given him the strength to be better one among the rest of the people. The theme of his address was very clear and compact. “Find what you love, trust your instincts and follow your heart”.

Here are some of the quoted lines that I really love to share with you from Job’s address. Worth a reading for the inspiration. If you want to win your life and to be a giant in your life, you should read and watch what Job’s address is all about.

This is something he shared about death and he pointed out how essential us to work hard for today, by imagine the day that we live in is the last day. He saying in his style,

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

He also tells people to find what they love, and find the suitable thing for their life. He askes people to don’t stop searching what you have love for. Here is how he is saying…

I’m pretty sure none of this would have happened if I hadn’t been fired from Apple. It was awful tasting medicine, but I guess the patient needed it. 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. You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.

This is how we have to live, where we can get everything we wanted in our life. Life is full of risks and opportunities where we have to make the choice. Finally this is Steve Jobs saying in his address, “Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish”. Exactly, being hungry will make us to find ways to get what we want. Being fool will make ourself aware about the issues in the life. What do you think??

  1. sudda permalink

    well i really like how he explains about death.That death plays a very important role in this world even we fear of it very much. Death is important equally as life in this world….

    And my favorite part of his speech is…”Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.”


  2. Being panic about death is somewhat a tonic that boost your productivity as well. 🙂

    Thanks a lot Sudda for your visit and comment.

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  3. “Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish”
    “Always be happy with everything you have.”

    It sounds like it doesn’t fit with eachother. But in fact, being happy with everything you have doesn’t mean you shouldn’t stay hungry. Be happy with and chase your dreams right?

  4. Yes. Hyperface, you’re correct.

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  5. “Find what you love, trust your instincts and follow your heart”.

    Since I have been doing this… my life is getting better…

    It is really the best to be aware what we really want and not live into other’s expectations.

  6. Thanks a shenmue.

    Keep visiting.

    Best smile,

  7. its great, you write it so nice. i think i dont really think about death, just doing what must i do today and enjoying my life. thanks for sharing!
    would you visit my blog?
    God bless us!

  8. latha permalink

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  9. I am definitely going to see the video 🙂 Steve is a good guy with good products 🙂 even though Apple is one of the biggest brands in the world I do support it. Cuz at least it produce very high quality products and doesn’t have a real opponent 🙂 gonna watch it now 🙂

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