Thursday, October 6, 2011

Ding Enough


Ah well he did put. To do what you say you want to do is a feat by itself, an ode to this man for that. Not many of us own a life that can inspire another few. Steve Jobs, mostly known for his exceptional contributions which have changed the world and more so for this Commencement Address at Stanford in 2005 has left us with a firm belief that Apple is more than a fruit.

The part of his speech which has dinged my mind and always stayed with me is this:

"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"

The life and words of Steve Jobs have taught me:


  • Where you come from is not what that matters, it is where you go that does
  • Be open to learning new things because you never know what, when and how anything can come to use
  • Work is a large part of our lives, DO NOT settle. If you do not like it do not do it. Love what you do
  • Look into the mirror, question yourself, find your own answers
  • Look backwards, connect your past to your future
  • Accept success, embrace failure
  • Most importantly live your dream, inspire the others to dream about your living.


Greatness is not in being famous, it is in making a positive difference in the lives of the people who matter and who do not as well. Most of us shall leave this world with memories for our kith and kin, but this man has left us with a life full of ideas and inspiration.Ding enough. 

R.I.P.

-R. 

4 comments:

Raghu said...

* Be open to learning new things because you never know what, when and how anything can come to use

* Look into the mirror, question yourself, find your own answers

* Look backwards, connect your past to your future

* Accept success, embrace failure

* Most importantly live your dream, inspire the others to dream about your living.

Agree to the above points..

-R.I.P

Rajesh said...

Raksha, your lines mirror thoughts of millions, including I. Never thought he would leave so early!

raji said...

nice post raksha .Steve and his words lingers around me always and creates a sense of responsibility and awareness in me.

Raksha Bhat said...

@All: Thank you for sharing your thoughts