Tuesday 25 May 2010

Stay Hungry, stay foolish

I get weekly updates from many sources and appreciate the brilliance of the Internet as many of my learnings are free. This is a most moving speech from Steve Jobs from Apple who was addressing a graduation class in Standford University a few years ago. Here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF8uR6Z6KLc&feature=player_embedded

Some of the messages I'd heard previously. The insights into his life and the rich distillation of an extraordinary story that started before he was born, then in college and finally in later life are truly uplifting. Some people just exude style and ooze class. Steve Jobs falls into that category and I'd defy anyone to view this clip and not be moved by the story. This is not an example of idolising relationships as he's far from perfect. This is by any stretch a captivating story.
He says many things but the main thing I got from it was in the title; "Stay Hungry, Stay foolish". By that he meant never lose that sense of curiosity about the world, be prepared to be innocent in our viewing of things and never lose our appetite for learning. Follow your heart and your intuition. That will take you to what you love to do.
As someone who's recently arrived at where I truly belong, I have to agree wholeheartedly. You can't do great work until you love what you do. The passion will run out and so will the adrenaline and the motivation. No wonder so many people are unfulfilled in life and in work. So, the invitation to step out of our own shadow has been issued and awaits us.....................

What will YOU do...............?

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