Category Archives: Inspirational People & Speeches!

Be Different – Arnold Schwarzenegger

Be Different. Only way to make impossible possible is to try it. If you fail, So what that’s what everyone expect, but if you succeed, you make the world a much better place. Never follow the crowd. It’s easy to stand out when you aim straight for the Top.

– Arnold Schwarzenegger, Greatest All time Body Builder Champion, Amazing Actor & Very Successful Politician .

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Stephen Hawking:: Guy who never give up!

If you feel god did so bad to you & now you can’t do anything, you are helpless then you must Google one name; The great Scientist Stephen Hawking.  The biggest example of positive attitude, passion for life, passion for work and strongest Will Power. The greatest example of Courage & Will power that can even beat death & any disability!

Today is the National Disability day of India. On the FM Radio, i heard many Indian Hero’s who win & set an example for people in spite of Disability. I also heard a new term for Disable i.e ‘Differently Able’.  These are people who met unfortunate accidents or never even blessed with a normal condition or body but still they win. They ignored what they don’t have & just focused on what they have & what they can do to help people like them. They work really hard & set examples for others. They are real Heros. While hearing the show, the person who pop up in my mind is ‘Stephen Hawkings’.

Prof. Stephen Hawking is the biggest example of it. I really appreciate & salute this man. He is a big inspiration to me.

Prof. Hawking is suffering from Motor neuron disease. ALS is a condition in which a person body parts get paralysed with time & a person can survive max  6 – 7 years. But Mr Hawkings with his strong will power is living with this from last 48 years. He has been in a wheelchair for almost 42 years with almost every body part paralyses except his sharp mind & can’t even speak for 28 years.

He embodies the importance of taking obstacles in one’s stride. This disease & condition actually changed his outlook towards life. One might not have earmarked Hawking as the next great scientist of a generation. He only learnt to talk at 3 years old, read at 8 years old and was terribly lazy throughout his schooling – even during his studies at Cambridge University. Prof. Hawking had a natural flare for Mathematics, However, upon finding out that University College didn’t offer Maths, Hawking jumped straight into a degree in Physics. After finishing his undergraduate degree, he decided to study Cosmology at Cambridge University.

He discovered his disease at tender age of 20’s which shattered him for some time, but then he decided not to give up & do his best till he live.

Professor Stephen Hawking may be in a wheelchair, and may have to speak through a synthesizer, but he has nonetheless overcome an obstacle doctors never thought he would – to live for 48 years with ALS. Not only has Hawking overcome a monumental obstacle; he has done so exceptionally, becoming a role model.

He is well known & well respected theoretical physicist and cosmologist. Working till now with his full paralysis body thru his brain, eye moment & his VoiceText speech synthesiser & small computer fixed on his wheelchair . He is continually giving his best to the fields of cosmology and quantum gravity, especially black holes, theorem of general relativity, etc.

Hawking has won numerous awards, medals and prizes worldwide for his scientific prowess. Wanting to share his life with the world, Hawking has released two autobiographies, wrote more than 15 books, has been awarded 12 honorary degrees and has even the title of Commander of the British Empire.

He lives life at its best even in the worst condition he is facing. He wants to enjoy weightless condition so he took the weightless flight in 2007 which was actually a big achievement in his condition.  His wish is to go to space & I wish that his dream will come true.

Why I’m telling you his story? It’s because i somewhere realized maybe most of us are blessed with healthy body & mind conditions still we treat us as disable.  Sometimes we become soo helpless & give-up in front of the challenges we face in our personal, social or professional lives. We break down & give up on small things which are actually just pretty small in front of the Purpose we carry for our life.  I’m sharing this because i want you to think about this man courage, outlook & willpower whenever you feel like giving up.
Just think if a person like him can add so much to world & live meaningful life;  why can’t you?? 
It’s only willpower & positive outlook which can change your condition. Yes, it may take time but it will change for sure!
So be positive, be inspirational & no matter who you are, what you are, how much capable or incapable you think you are; Just get up, wipe your tears, throw your pains & feeling of helplessness and work towards something you really good at. Be the change you want to see. 
Get up! Do something for yourself & humankind. Be an example, an inspiration that gives hope to many!

Hope you also get motivated by Prof. Stephen Hawking like me.

In the end, I just want to share Prof. Stephen Hawking Quote:

“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.   It matters that you don’t just give up.” 

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Have a Purposeful Life!

Stay Strong, Stay Focused & Stay Content,

NitikaS

Richard Branson: Inspiring Leader & Amazingly Creative Person!

Richard Branson well-known figure across world. Owner of the biggest group in the world ‘Virgin Group’. Why I want you all to know about Richard Branson? It’s certainly not  just to tell how great or amazing he is. I wanna tell about him to make you realize that if you believe in yourself, you can achieve what you actually want in life even if you are suffering from any problem. So here I go…

Richard Branson is a super cool Dude! Extremely courageous, creative, imaginative, innovative, adventurous & determined. His self-confidence, refusal to give in and readiness to challenge largely accepted norms became the fertile grounds on which success blossomed. From a Dyslexia, poor IQ test, poor image in front of teachers, school & people; he rise himself to the level of the most successful & influential people in world. A creative genius started his success story from an eye catcher student newspaper ‘The Student’ & now owning biggest Group with 400 companies ‘Virgin Group’.

The person for whom business is not about wearing suits or keeping stockholders pleased. It’s about being true to yourself, your ideas and focusing on the essentials. I like & respect Richard Branson not just because of his extremely confident personality & his inspiring story but also because he is the man who really want the world to grow. He is the man who helps, promote young entrepreneur with amazingly cool ideas. Virgin Startup helps entrepreneur with funding, resources & advice they need to make their business in reality.

He believe in himself & did what his heart said not what world assumed. He refuse to follow crowd, he refused to limit himself because of dyslexia, He refused to accept the poor IQ test result, he refused to be poor failure unnoticed common person and he refused to let stigmas of the society pull him down. His achievements were born of his undying trust on self, willpower & determination. He wins because that’s what he wants to and that’s what he is born for. I like him because no amount of ridicule could ever rob his confidence & faith.

Here are some interesting details of his career: The 20-something Richard Branson racked up a résumé that would impress no one: high-school dropout with dyslexia and had poor reading and math skills. Failed get-rich-quick schemes. Long-haired, barefooted hippie. Struggling business that led to two arrests and a night in jail on suspicion of tax evasion. His IQ scores were low and to teachers & school he was obviously not bright. But what IQ test & school failed to notice is his burning ambition, creative intelligence & exemplary interpersonal skills. His strong desire drove him on to find creative solutions no matter what problems were & to keep persisting where others would have given up long before.

As a teenager, Richard became extremely frustrated with the rigidity of schools rules & regulations. His first creative rebellion was to start his own Newspaper for Students. A dyslexic starting a Newspaper? Yes! He started his newspaper ‘The Student’ He didn’t published boring newspaper dedicated to school neither he limited his paper to student articles. He made it colorful, exciting & appealing to all. He invites Rockstars, Movie stars, sports stars, creative stars, MPs etc to contribute. He thought it differently & ‘The Student’ was a hit. Richard’s college principal said to him ‘Congratulation Branson! I predict you will either go to prison or become a millionaire,” Branson always recognizes opportunities when they cruise by him, and it was this innate business knack that helped him lay the foundation to what is today one of the world’s best known brands.

In 1970, the British Government had abolished the Retail Price Maintenance Agreement, but major music stores refused to lower the price of their ware. Branson started a mail order discount music records business that progressed like wildfire. The first chapter in the glorious story of Virgin is young Branson’s decision to set up the recording studio Virgin Records, fueled by the success of his discount records venture. The name “Virgin” was coined by a colleague who explained that they were all virgins in business, and thus the name was apt. Mike Oldfield’s instrumental compositions Tubular Bells topped charts in 1973, and stayed on the UK charts for almost 250 weeks.

Richard Branson is known for his boldness, be it his appetite for adventure sports, or for his unconventional business methods. Soon after the launch of Virgin Records, Branson signed on the controversial Sex Pistols, and went on to gain appreciation for publishing avant-garde works like that of Faust and Can. And thereon began a series of trend-setting achievements in the musical world. Today, Virgin is a brand whose assortment of businesses includes airways, publishing and distributing books, music supermarkets, start-up loans, credit cards, holiday planning, fitness clubs and recently, countering global warming. The empire called Virgin Group is made of more than 400 companies that function independently with different boards. However, all these companies have something in common: the collective knowledge and experience.

You may like to read his Autobiography  book ‘Losing My Virginity’ , it’s also a perennial bestseller.  

If a man suffering from dyslexia could make history & become billionaire with people following him & writing about him than why you are holding yourself?? Trust yourself!

Your believe, willpower, determination & ability to channelize your energy into something you wanna do is the key.

You hold the key to unlock door of your success! Come On! Go for It!  

– NitikaS

Inspirational Speech by Steve Jobs at Stanford University

‘You’ve got to find what you love,’ Jobs says

This is a prepared text of the Commencement address delivered by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, on June 12, 2005 at Stanford University.

“I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That’s it. No big deal. Just three stories.

The first story is about connecting the dots.

I dropped out of Reed College after the first 6 months, but then stayed around as a drop-in for another 18 months or so before I really quit. So why did I drop out?

It started before I was born. My biological mother was a young, unwed college graduate student, and she decided to put me up for adoption. She felt very strongly that I should be adopted by college graduates, so everything was all set for me to be adopted at birth by a lawyer and his wife. Except that when I popped out they decided at the last minute that they really wanted a girl. So my parents, who were on a waiting list, got a call in the middle of the night asking: “We have an unexpected baby boy; do you want him?” They said: “Of course.” My biological mother later found out that my mother had never graduated from college and that my father had never graduated from high school. She refused to sign the final adoption papers. She only relented a few months later when my parents promised that I would someday go to college.

And 17 years later I did go to college. But I naively chose a college that was almost as expensive as Stanford, and all of my working-class parents’ savings were being spent on my college tuition. After six months, I couldn’t see the value in it. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and no idea how college was going to help me figure it out. And here I was spending all of the money my parents had saved their entire life. So I decided to drop out and trust that it would all work out OK. It was pretty scary at the time, but looking back it was one of the best decisions I ever made. The minute I dropped out I could stop taking the required classes that didn’t interest me, and begin dropping in on the ones that looked interesting.

It wasn’t all romantic. I didn’t have a dorm room, so I slept on the floor in friends’ rooms, I returned coke bottles for the 5¢ deposits to buy food with, and I would walk the 7 miles across town every Sunday night to get one good meal a week at the Hare Krishna temple. I loved it. And much of what I stumbled into by following my curiosity and intuition turned out to be priceless later on. Let me give you one example:

Reed College at that time offered perhaps the best calligraphy instruction in the country. Throughout the campus every poster, every label on every drawer, was beautifully hand calligraphed. Because I had dropped out and didn’t have to take the normal classes, I decided to take a calligraphy class to learn how to do this. I learned about serif and san serif typefaces, about varying the amount of space between different letter combinations, about what makes great typography great. It was beautiful, historical, artistically subtle in a way that science can’t capture, and I found it fascinating.

None of this had even a hope of any practical application in my life. But ten years later, when we were designing the first Macintosh computer, it all came back to me. And we designed it all into the Mac. It was the first computer with beautiful typography. If I had never dropped in on that single course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts. And since Windows just copied the Mac, it’s likely that no personal computer would have them. If I had never dropped out, I would have never dropped in on this calligraphy class, and personal computers might not have the wonderful typography that they do. Of course it was impossible to connect the dots looking forward when I was in college. But it was very, very clear looking backwards ten years later.

Again, 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. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.

My second story is about love and loss.

I was lucky — I found what I loved to do early in life. Woz and I started Apple in my parents garage when I was 20. We worked hard, and in 10 years Apple had grown from just the two of us in a garage into a $2 billion company with over 4000 employees. We had just released our finest creation — the Macintosh — a year earlier, and I had just turned 30. And then I got fired. How can you get fired from a company you started? Well, as Apple grew we hired someone who I thought was very talented to run the company with me, and for the first year or so things went well. But then our visions of the future began to diverge and eventually we had a falling out. When we did, our Board of Directors sided with him. So at 30 I was out. And very publicly out. What had been the focus of my entire adult life was gone, and it was devastating.

I really didn’t know what to do for a few months. I felt that I had let the previous generation of entrepreneurs down – that I had dropped the baton as it was being passed to me. I met with David Packard and Bob Noyce and tried to apologize for screwing up so badly. I was a very public failure, and I even thought about running away from the valley. But something slowly began to dawn on me — I still loved what I did. The turn of events at Apple had not changed that one bit. I had been rejected, but I was still in love. And so I decided to start over.

I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. 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.

During the next five years, I started a company named NeXT, another company named Pixar, and fell in love with an amazing woman who would become my wife. Pixar went on to create the worlds first computer animated feature film, Toy Story, and is now the most successful animation studio in the world. In a remarkable turn of events, Apple bought NeXT, I returned to Apple, and the technology we developed at NeXT is at the heart of Apple’s current renaissance. And Laurene and I have a wonderful family together.

I’m pretty sure none of this would have happened if I hadn’t been fired from Apple. It was awful tasting medicine, but I guess the patient needed it. 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.

My third story is about death.

When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

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.

About a year ago I was diagnosed with cancer. I had a scan at 7:30 in the morning, and it clearly showed a tumor on my pancreas. I didn’t even know what a pancreas was. The doctors told me this was almost certainly a type of cancer that is incurable, and that I should expect to live no longer than three to six months. My doctor advised me to go home and get my affairs in order, which is doctor’s code for prepare to die. It means to try to tell your kids everything you thought you’d have the next 10 years to tell them in just a few months. It means to make sure everything is buttoned up so that it will be as easy as possible for your family. It means to say your goodbyes.

I lived with that diagnosis all day. Later that evening I had a biopsy, where they stuck an endoscope down my throat, through my stomach and into my intestines, put a needle into my pancreas and got a few cells from the tumor. I was sedated, but my wife, who was there, told me that when they viewed the cells under a microscope the doctors started crying because it turned out to be a very rare form of pancreatic cancer that is curable with surgery. I had the surgery and I’m fine now.

This was the closest I’ve been to facing death, and I hope it’s the closest I get for a few more decades. Having lived through it, I can now say this to you with a bit more certainty than when death was a useful but purely intellectual concept:

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.

When I was young, there was an amazing publication called The Whole Earth Catalog, which was one of the bibles of my generation. It was created by a fellow named Stewart Brand not far from here in Menlo Park, and he brought it to life with his poetic touch. This was in the late 1960’s, before personal computers and desktop publishing, so it was all made with typewriters, scissors, and polaroid cameras. It was sort of like Google in paperback form, 35 years before Google came along: it was idealistic, and overflowing with neat tools and great notions.

Stewart and his team put out several issues of The Whole Earth Catalog, and then when it had run its course, they put out a final issue. It was the mid-1970s, and I was your age. On the back cover of their final issue was a photograph of an early morning country road, the kind you might find yourself hitchhiking on if you were so adventurous. Beneath it were the words: “Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.” It was their farewell message as they signed off. Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. And I have always wished that for myself. And now, as you graduate to begin anew, I wish that for you.

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

Thank you all very much!”

 

Steve Jobs

Steven Paul “Steve” Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American entrepreneur, marketer, and inventor, who was the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc.  Jobs also co-founded and served as chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios; he became a member of the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company in 2006, when Disney acquired Pixar. Jobs was among the first to see the commercial potential of Xerox PARC’s mouse-driven graphical user interface, which led to the creation of the Apple Lisa and, a year later, the Macintosh. He also played a role in introducing the LaserWriter, one of the first widely available laser printers, to the market.

Naah! This you can read in Wikipedia or I would recommend Book “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson or movie ‘Jobs’ for same.

My first name on this Inspirational people is Steve Jobs.

Steve Job from my point of view was a great source of inspiration. I really follow him & he was the second man on this planet whom I think I would love to date! My hard luck!

Anyways, Steve Job is the person whose life will inspire you every moment. His charisma, his strong ability to dedicate himself towards work and give only the best will attract you. His never-dying attitude to be ‘The One’. His courage, willpower & mind-set to bounce back from setbacks of life. He was thrown out of his own company ‘Apple Computers’ when he was 30 year old..He picked up his broken pieces and believed in himself. He decided to bounce back & he did that like never before. He introduced two great companies ‘Next’ & ‘Pixer’ to the world after that. He stood up own his own after so many difficulties & insult. He stood up after such a smashing & heartbroken incident of his life. He didn’t leave his confidence and finally Apple Computers took him with all due respect and made him CEO, because board realized Apple was nothing without this crazy man. He was the soul of Apple.

This man was full of Ideas & Guts!

He faced lots of challenges as an entrepreneur & as a person but he managed to come out as a winner because he knwws that’s what he was made for. He always choose dare, dare to take challenge, dare to be nothing less than the best, dare to be called crazy, dare to win, dare to change the world!

He was revolutionary man. He changed style of personal computing, music, movies & mobile. Apple products are just Awesome! And credit goes to the soul reason of Apple i.e. Steve Jobs. Apple is among the top Organization worldwide because of the Crazy, Creative, Choosy & Charismatic Man ‘Steve Jobs’ & his team of crazy people!

Steve life is an inspiration to all who want to start their life & do something different in life and also for the people who lost everything and are collecting their pieces to stand up once again.

No matter what you are & where you are, Steve Job will inspire you to believe in yourself, have positive attitude to win, be crazy enough to show the best of you, live fearlessly & Run to Win!

Trust yourself, if you do that everything will fall into place..

Just remember “the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

Steve you will be always be inspiration to the world. May you rest in peace Steve!  Lots of Love & Respect to you, The Crazy One ‘Steve Jobs’!

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