Today we share Motivational speech with all of you. Read the three stories of the life of founder of Apple, the maker of iPod and iPhone, which can change your life too. In this speech, you will also get a glimpse of his entire life history or biography.
Whenever the name of the most influential entrepreneurs of the world is taken, there should be no other name in it, a name definitely comes. And that name is STEVE JOBS (Steve Jobs). Co-founder of APPLE Company, this American is not only known as a successful entrepreneur, inventor and businessman but he is also counted among the world’s leading motivators and speakers for his motivational speech.
Motivational speech of STEVE JOBS
And today, we are sharing Steve Jobs’s probably the best motivational speech of “Stay Hungry Stay Foolish” with you. He gave this motivational speech at the convocation ceremony of Stanford University on 12 June 2005.
“Stay Hungry Stay Foolish”
His motivational speech started as :
Thank you! Today, I feel proud to attend the convocation of one of the best universities in the world. Let me tell you one truth; I have never passed from any college; And today for the first time I have come so close to a college graduation ceremony. Today I would like to tell you three stories of my life… nothing more but three stories. After that it become best motivation speech for the world.
My first story of my motivational speech is about connecting dots. I left my school within 6 months of joining Reed College, but I kept coming there somehow after 18 months. So the question arises that why did I leave college? Actually, it started before I was born.
My biological mother * was a young, unmarried graduate student, and wanted to give me someone else for adoption. But she had a desire that a college graduate should adopt me. Everything was set and I was about to adopt by a lawyer and his wife that suddenly the couple changed their mind and decided that they wanted a girl. So at midnight, my parents, who were then on the waiting list, were called and said, “We have a baby-boy, would you like to adopt him?” And he quickly said yes.
Later my biological mother came to know that my mother is not college pass and father is not even high school pass. He therefore refused to sign Adoption Papers; But after a few months, after my parents assured her to send me to college, she agreed. So my life started something like this and after seventeen years I went to college… .But I mistakenly chose a college as expensive as Stanford.
After 6 months I did not see any value in this study. I had no idea what I wanted to do in my life, and how the college would help me in this..and above all I was going to spend the lifetime earning of my parents. So I decided to drop-out the college… and thought that would be good. At that time all this was very scary for me, but when I look back and look, I think it was the best decision of my life. That’s why i discussed about it in my motivational speech.
As soon as I left college, the obligation to do the required classes over me ended. And I just started doing classes of my interest. Everything was not so easy. I had no room to stay, so I had to sleep on the floor in the room of friends. I used to eat from the money I got from returning the bottle of coke…. I used to walk 7 miles every Sunday to Hare Krishna Temple, so that I could eat food at least once a week. I used to like it very much.
Whatever I did in my life due to my curiosity and intuition later proved to be priceless for me. Let me give an example. At that time Reed College was probably the best place in the world where Calligraphy * was taught. Every poster, every single label in the campus used to calligraph beautifully with hands.
Since I had drop-out from college, there was no need for me to do normal classes. I decided that I would do calligraphy classes and learn it well. I learned about serif and sans-serif type-faces; It is also learned to vary the space between different letter-combinations and what makes a good typography good. It was beautiful, so artistic that it could not be captured by science, and I loved it.
At that time there was no hope that I would ever use these things in my life. But after ten years when we were building the first Macintosh Computer, then I designed it in Mac. And Mac became the world’s first computer with beautiful typography.
If I had not drop-out from college, I would never have had multiple-typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts on Macs, and since Windows copied Macs, these things probably wouldn’t have happened in any personal computer. If I had never done a drop-out, I would never have done those classes of calligraphy and then the fonts that are in personal computers might not exist at all and i am not given you motivational speech.
Of course, when I was in college it was impossible to connect these dots by looking into the future; But after ten years when I look back and see, everything is clearly visible. You can never connect dots by peeping in the future. You can connect dots just by looking at the past; So you have to believe that what is happening right now will somehow connect with your future. My motivational speech may be difficult for some people to understand but time teach you.
You have to believe in something or the other — in your guts, in your destiny, in your life or in your karma… you have to believe in something or the other… because believing that the dots will connect in the future Will give you the courage to listen to the voice of your heart… even when you are walking on a completely different path… and that will make the difference. I hope my motivational speech help you to overcome.
My second part of motivational speech is about the story is about love and loss. I soon got what I wanted. Woz and I started Apple from my parents’ garage when I was 20 years old. We worked hard and in 10 years Apple grew from two people to a company of $ 2 Billion and 4000 people. We released our finest creation Macintosh just a year ago, I turned thirty and I was fired from the company.
How can you remove from your created company? Well, as the company progressed, we hired a talented man whom I thought would join the company further with me. The first one year everything went well….
But then with regard to the future vision of the company, we started having differences. The matter reached the Board of Directors and they supported him and I was fired… and that too in public, the focus of my entire adult life, was gone and it was very devastating. I really did not understand what to do for the next few months.
I realized that by accepting all this so easily, I had let down my earlier generation of businessmen. I met David Packard and Bob Noyce and apologized to him for this. This was a huge failure for me. I even thought of leaving the valley once. But gradually I realized that I love what I do. From the events in Apple, that one thing had not changed. Even though I have been fired, I still love my work. So I thought of starting once again.
I did not think then, but now I feel that a good thing could not happen to me due to being fired from Apple. The burden of being successful had now shifted to the lightness of the new work. I once again felt very liberated myself… Due to this freedom I was able to go through the most creative period of my life and give you motivational speech.
In the next five years, I started a company NeXT and another company Pixar and during this time I met a very wonderful woman who later became my wife. Pixar made the world’s first computer animated movie, “Toy Story”, and at the moment, it is the world’s most successful animation studio and give me courage for this motivational speech.
Apple bought NeXT and I went back to Apple. Today Apple uses technology developed by NeXT…. Now Lorene and I have a beautiful family. I’m pretty sure that if I hadn’t been fired from Apple, it wouldn’t have happened. It was a bitter medicine… but maybe I needed it.
I can say with certainty that I just moved forward because I loved my work… And best part of my motivational speech is love your work..
You really have to know what you like to do. As much as it is important to find your love, it is important to find the work that you really enjoy doing. Your work will be a big part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you really think is a big job…
Your job is a big part of your life and being satisfied The only way is to do what you think is great. And there is only one way to do great work,
You love your work. If you haven’t found it yet, keep searching. As it happens in everything related to the heart, when you get it, then you will know… and as in a good relationship, it will get better with time…. So keep searching… Do not stop always remember my word of this motivational speech .
My third part of motivational speech is about the story is related to death. When I was 17 years old, I read a quote, something like this –
“If you live every day like this is the last day of your life, then you will be proved right some day.”
This thing struck my mind and since then… For the last 33 years I have woken up every morning in a mirror and asked myself a question – “If this was the last day of my life, would I have done what I am going to do today Am? “
And whenever the answer is “no” for several consecutive days, then I understand that something needs to change. Remembering that I will die very soon, helps me in making big decisions in my life. Because once I think of death, then all hope, all pride, fear of failure disappears and only what is really necessary remains.
Remembering that one day is to die… is the best way to overcome the fear of losing something. You are already naked. There is no reason not to listen to your heart.
About a year ago I found out that I have cancer. At 7:30 in the morning, I had a scan, which clearly showed that I had a tumor in my pancreas. I did not even know what pancreas is. The doctor almost assuredly told me that I have a cancer which is not possible and now I am just a guest of 3 to 6 months.
Doctor advised that I go home and organize all my things, which means, “Now you don’t have much time” means that you should try to talk to your children in the next ten years , Do it in the next few months. This means that you get everything organized, so that your family has least trouble after you. This means that you make everyone good-bye.
I spent the whole day thinking about it all, then in the evening I had a biopsy, where my intestine was endoscopyed through my throat, through the stomach, and some cells were removed from the tumor with a needle. I was unconscious but my wife, who was present there, told me that when the doctor looked at my cells with a microscope, he cried…
Actually seeing the cells, the doctor understood that I have a very rare type of pancreatic cancer, which is right from surgery. It is possible. I had surgery and luckily I am fine now. This accident has great impact in my mind that’s why i shared it in my motivational speech.
I have never been so close to death before and hope not to reach the next few decades. After seeing all this, I can also say with confidence that death is a useful but intellectual concept. Nobody wants to die, even those who want to go to heaven. Yet death is the destination which we all share. There is no one left till this day. And it should be so because Perhaps death is the biggest invention of this life.
It changes life, removes the old and opens the way for the new and at this time you are the new one. But not much; In a few days you too will become old and then you too will die. I apologize for being so dramatic, but it’s true.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it by living someone else’s life. Don’t be fooled into thinking, don’t run your life according to others. Do not let your inner voice drown out your intuition in the noise of others’ thoughts.Remark my words of this motivational speech.
When I was younger there used to be a wonderful publication, “The Whole Earth Catalog”, one of the bibles of my generations. A person named Stuart Brand, who lived not far from MelonPark here, made his poetic touch very lively. This was in the sixties, when computer and desktop publishing did not occur.
The entire catalog was made with the help of ..typewriters, scissors and Polaroid cameras. It was as if Google had been converted into the form of a book… even 35 years before the arrival of Google. He was a role model, full of good tools and great ideas. That’s the reason i used to tell about him in my motivational speech.
Stuart and his team took out several issues of “The Whole Earth Catalog” and finally a final issue. It was the mid-seventies and I was as much as you. On the back cover of the final issue, in the morning, there was a street view of a village…
It was a road on which if you are adventurous you would want to ask someone for a lift and under that picture it was written, “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish ”, This was his message of farewell. I have always wished this for myself, and now that you guys are graduating from here, I wish the same for you, stay hungry, stay foolish. Thank you all very much. “
This was the best motivational speech ever . And i hope this motivational speech help you all to overcome demotivation. Wish you all wonderful life.