“You’ve got to find what you love,” Steve Jobs says in his commencement address delivered on June 12, 2005 at Stanford University. His speech I supposed was delivered to thousands of graduates in that university that year. His speech I believe has touched the hearts not just of those who are luckily present in that event but will continue touching people like me who were lucky enough to have come across of the said speech. Who would have thought that the one delivering a beautiful and inspiring speech is a guy who never graduated from college? Who would have imagined that Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple and Pixar Animated Studios has his fair share of “tragedies” turned into opportunities in this life? But this is not more about Mr. Steve Jobs but what I gained from the three stories he told that day. Mr. Steve Jobs speech has taught me the following: (1)The “dots” in life. He said "you can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward". This is about the circumstances in our lives that we might detest or love right now. The point is, we must believe that everything happens for a reason. Yesterday is the preparation for what we have today and our present is our preparation for tomorrow. All our aches, difficulties and obstacles might be tomorrow's blessings. Who knows, right? We just have to learn how to hurdle them and came out from it a better and stronger person. We just have to make something out of what we have. (2)Look for the thing that you love to do and to never stop looking until you found it. “Don’t settle,” he says. As for me, I have a nine to six job right now but I am not content. I am not content because I know I am not yet doing what I really wanted to do in life and that is writing. I love reading and writing. But I do not know yet if I have the guts that it takes to call myself a “writer”. (3)Your time is limited so you must have the courage to follow your heart.
Yes, it is his third story about death. That soon our time would be over. That we must not waste our lives living a “life” the way other people expect us to live. We must not be trapped. And the most important thing he said, “have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.” Indeed, I know that it is there deep in my heart want I really wanted to do in life. I just need to have the courage to follow my heart and intuition. Staying hungry and staying foolish will make me know what miracles I might achieve. With all these insights I believe that we could have the courage, the wisdom and the strength to go for the things that we love to do in life. For if we love what we do; surely success is just around the corner. And with this, I will be following my heart and intuition its call for me to write. And yes I will. I will be a writer.