February 23, 2007

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

(英文講稿 Cheers中文譯稿)

其實這演說已經出來很久,2005 六月,還在國防部當兵,
就感動地加班印出講稿、蒐集 完整 audio片段 video
後來還買了兩件「Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.」T恤,每天提醒自己,
更後來一點也在 Stanford on iTunes U 驚喜地發現有完整演講影片,
卻從來沒想過在 YouTube 或 Google Video 找一下......

前幾天趁過年整理一下 Google Reader 裡許多沒空讀的 RSS item,
讀到 Xerdoc Together成为Steve Jobs的fans
才想到應該在網路上搜尋一下,如果有,一掉要嵌到 blog 上紀念一番,

Connecting the dots:
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.

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--
because believing that the dots will connect down the road
will give you the confidence to follow your heart,
even when it leads you off the well-worn path, and that will make all the difference.
(最後這句英文講稿有偷懶少打字 :P)

Love and loss:
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.

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.

About death:
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.

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.

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.


記得你很快會掛─賈伯斯的職場哲學 --- 王文華
賈伯斯的禮物 --- e天下
Steve Jobs對史丹佛大學畢業生演講 --- 火星爺爺の故事銀行
iCon 讀後 --- Honesty's blog

對了,成为Steve Jobs的fans 提到的影片:

我有找到穿深色西裝的 Sergey Brin,在 6:24、-3:28 處......:P
當時那場 longhorn 倒數我也有看,卻沒發現,哈 :P

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