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Pidato Inspiratif Steve Jobs

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  • Sumardiono
    Dalam acara wisuda para lulusan Universitas Stanford tahun 2005, Steve Jobs memberikan pidato yang sangat inspiratif. Steve Jobs, pendiri Apple yang legendaris
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 31, 2011
      Dalam acara wisuda para lulusan Universitas Stanford tahun 2005, Steve
      Jobs memberikan pidato yang sangat inspiratif. Steve Jobs, pendiri Apple
      yang legendaris tapi dropout dari kuliah itu bercerita mengenai 3 hal,
      yaitu “Connecting the Dots”, “Love and Loss”, dan “Death”.

      Connecting the Dots

      Connecting dots bercerita tentang kelahirannya dan proses dia diadopsi
      sejak lahir oleh sebuah keluarga yang menyekolahkan dia hingga perguruan
      tinggi dengan seluruh tabungannya. Tetapi, Steve Jobs hanya tahan kuliah
      selama 6 bulan. Dia tak bisa menerima kuliah yang menurutnya belum tentu
      bisa membantu hidupnya itu menghabiskan tabungan orangtuanya. Dia hidup
      menggelandang tidak jelas.

      Tapi sebelum dropout, dia mengikuti kuliah tentang Typografi; belajar
      tentang perbedaan berbagai huruf yang bagus dan bagaimana membuatnya.
      Walaupun pada saat itu tak terlihat manfaatnya secara nyata, pelajaran
      Typografi itu ternyata memberikan pengaruh besar ketika Steve Jobs
      merancang komputer Macintosh pertama bersama Steve Wozniak.

      “..following my curiosity and intuition turned out to be priceless later on”

      “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them
      looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow
      connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut,
      destiny, life, karma, whatever.”

      Love and Loss

      Cerita kedua yang disampaikan Steve Jobs adalah mengenai apa yang dia
      rasakan dan alami saat ditendang dari puncak kekuasaan Apple, padahal
      dialah pendiri Apple. Walaupun sempat mengalami keguncangan, momen itu
      ternyata sekarang disyukurinya. Yang membuatnya bertahan dan kemudian
      dapat bangkit adalah kecintaannya yang tak pudar pada apa-apa yang
      dilakukannya. Itulah yang membuatnya mendirikan NeXT dan Pixar. Bahkan,
      dia mengatakan bahwa ditendang dari Apple adalah hal terbaik yang
      dialaminya, yg membawanya pada masa-masa yang paling kreatif dalam hidupnya.

      “I had been rejected, but I was still in love. And so I decided to start
      over.”

      “Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.”

      “The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of
      being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter
      one of the most creative periods of my life.”

      “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.”

      Death

      Satu hal luar biasa yang baru aku ketahui dari Steve Jobs adalah
      kebiasaannya bertanya setiap hari di depan cermin “If today were the
      last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?”
      Pertanyaan itu telah mendorongnya menjalani hidup yang berharga.
      Apalagi, ketika dia mendapat vonis dokter hanya bisa hidup beberapa
      bulan lagi karena kanker pankreas yang dideritanya.

      “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most
      certainly be right.”

      “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.”

      “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.”

      “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.”

      “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.”

      **

      Presentasi ini luar biasa. Video pidato Steve Jobs dapat Anda simak di
      sini: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF8uR6Z6KLc
      Transkrip lengkap pidato Steve Jobs dapat dibaca di sini:
      http://news.stanford.edu/news/2005/june15/jobs-061505.html

      (Sumber:
      http://rumahinspirasi.com/homeschooling/pidato-inspiratif-steve-jobs)
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