Stay Hungry Stay Foolish (Insights from Steve Jobs Life)

Stay Hungry Stay Foolish this is the message from Steve jobs.Probably one of the most inspiring people of our time Steve Jobs is the man who...

Stay Hungry Stay Foolish this is the message from Steve jobs.Probably one of the most inspiring people of our time Steve Jobs is the man who created Apple out of his own garage but was sacked by the board of Apple which led to Apple's decline but he again returned back to Apple to create History all over again with iphone and ipods. He gave an amazing speech at Stanford where in he talks about three stories of his life
Firstly how he quit college and had to sleep on the floor of his friends dorm and return coke bottles to buy food but still took classes which interested him which meant doing a calligraphy course which told him all about fonts and was the basis of Macintosh's great design years later this he calls connecting the dots.
Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something -- your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever -- because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well-worn path, and that will make all the difference.

Secondly he talks about how he was fired from the company he started which turned into a boon in disguise for him becuase then he created Pixar(the creators of Toy story) and Next which was later bought by Apple and was the cause of his return .
Sometimes life's going to hit 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.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 -- and 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 -- don't settle.

The third story he tells is about death and how he came close to it when he was diagnosed with cancer which taught him the relevance of life .
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 finishes with the quotes he has always wished for himself "Stay Hungry Stay foolish".the whole speech is available here


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