News about the death of Steve Jobs on October 5, 2011, one of Founders of “Apple” was a shock for me. I do know that he is suffering from cancer , however his death is a shock to me. He is a source of inspiration to me from my school days, for me Steve Jobs is an epitome of creativity and persistence. The way he tried all through his life in transforming his imagination into perfect thoughts and then the way he realized his thoughts into amazing products is amazing!!! Who thought gadgets could be so colorful, so stylish and soo wonderful!!!
Steve Jobs is not just any other creative guy…what makes him more special is his amazing levels of “Persistence”. He ..with his super levels of persistence made a great comeback to Apple (the company which he founded and from where he was thrown out) and strived hard to make it one of the amazing companies of the world. This was on his creative professional front. On personal side….He survived all these years inspite of pancreas cancer only with his persistence and the passion for the life in the Life he had!!! All these qualities of Jobs make him as one of my invisible mentors. There were times in the past 6 to 7 years , I used to go back to the scripts, videos, quotes of Steve Jobs for inspiration during my tough times!!! I am what I am today…may be because of the inspiration I drew from the life story of Steve Jobs!!!
Here are some of favorite quotes/campaigns of Steve Jobs:
“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes … the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. … You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things. … They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”(Apple’s 1997 Think Different campaign)
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.(Stanford Speech 2005)
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.(Stanford Speech 2005)
Here is Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech 2005 :
Here is the full text of the above speech from Stanford website: http://news.stanford.edu/news/2005/june15/jobs-061505.html
Here is A Photo Biography Of The Great Steve Jobs:http://www.businessinsider.com/a-photo-biography-of-the-great-steve-jobs-2011-10#steves-childhood-home-1
Here are Steve Jobs: Top 10 Innovations, From the Apple II to the iPod to iPad : http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/steve-jobs-death-top-10-products-including-apple/story?id=14680924#
I am not that learnt or that wise to write a perfect tribute to this wonderful person. do not have proper words to write a tribute in this blog of mine. However, I did write whatever I could…to showcase my love and respect to Steve Jobs!!!
Last but not least….I just want to say once again “Steve Jobs!!! i Miss you. Love you and Miss you. May your soul rest in peace!!!”