Steve Jobs is no more…………………
A true inspiring leader. Stay hungry , Stay foolish …….Stay present
COMMENCEMENT SPEECH AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY, 2005
“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. 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 with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.”
Seriously I am not prepared, what is that I have done so far in my life which is worthwhile,… nothing ..
If today is my last day then what would I want to do, the very best I can is to convey my affection to all my loved ones and tell them that I care …..
How much I am prepared for the next world ?
Does it give the satisfaction that I have lived an inspired life and would it be inspiring for others , no way……
Always I think that I am going to live longer and I have time, what if it is today that I have to travel… my time could be now…my time is now…my time has come….it is just the realization…..
Frankly speaking, I am not ready and I am totally not prepared to face Allah ……..I am not done with the preparation for the life after death …..
What is that something which I can do to make life better ?
For today, for the world, for the humanity, for myself, for my dependents and for all the people whom I know, for all the people I came across what best can be done every second of the day.
If I encounter death now, rest of things will be taken care of, and yes of course Allah is there, but will I be satisfied with what I have accomplished?
What conditions, situations have I left for all the loved ones associated with me ?
Is the situation good enough to start with after my death for all the loved ones ?…….. this is one question that keeps buzzing in my mind ……….
AM I READY ? ……………NOPES
We never know when the calling would be and will never know ………
I would like to share a story…
A king was looking for answers to three questions; he has put up this questions in his kingdom among with a great reward for answering these questions …
Many people tried but no one could get the right answer, so finally the king called his minister and informed that he would be hanged if he doesn’t get the answer in ten days…
The minister becomes crazy, and with full desperation he starts searching for the answer…
- What is the most profound truth in life
- What is the biggest lie in life
- What is that one thing a person would do anything for?
He travels to many scholars and wise people but fails to get the convincing answer, 9 days passes and with sense of despair he was crossing a farmer. The farmer was very relaxed and completely in peace sitting in his farm. He calls the minister and enquires you seem to be tensed what is the matter and first the minister was skeptical and responded , what you can do for the issues that I have. The farmer respond, maybe I have the solution for your problems. With nothing left in his mind minister started explaining the whole story,……..so the farmer looks at him with his simple looks, these are very simple questions – most profound truth is DEATH – no on can escape death.
The minister was so amazed at the simplicity and the amazing knowledge the farmer had. The farmer continued the biggest lie is – this LIFE– we never know when it will end so this life is the biggest lie.
Now the minister was so relived and happy that he will escape the death if he answeres all the three questions to the kings next day, but little did the minister know that he will have to go through an scintillating experience to get his third answer.
Minister was engrossed and was expecting the farmer to answer the third question, but now the farmer becomes smart and refuses to answer the third question. After much of pleading the farmer asks the minister to drink the water, which was kept, in the bowl for the dog. The minister is now ready to give anything all his land property to the farmer but he doesn’t want to drink the water, which is kept for the dog. Now the farmer gets so firm and he refuses to answer until the minister fulfils his condition, left with no choice the minister picks up the bowl that was kept for the dog and before he drinks the farmer stops the minster and tells this is the answer to your third question, that a person would do anything to escape from death, a person would do anything for SURVIVAL.
Look at the scenario the minister was ready to drink even the water kept in the bowl for dog which was so dirty and old to survive from the kings punishment and live longer.
Life is one big learning experience, I have decided and of course living life as though every single day is my last day…to face the death ………. and remind to myself that there is no tomorrow
If you have to do anythng do it today, do it now……with full strenuous effort of making it happen now, in the right way for the right things…
I live every second of my life as though today is my last day, being the very best I can, creating the very best situation I can, inspiring the very best I can, live life as though my memories of life should be good example for striving to be the best…..and excel in an extraordinary way.
Just floating in the thoughts of discovering myself ……….
Steve Jobs – about his passion , finding himself and death – speech during the commencement at Stanford university…2005