Origin stories

Mei 5, 2014 § Tinggalkan komentar

The Grateful Dead had their breakthrough at Ken Kesey’s acid test parties.

Superman was raised by George and Martha Kent.

Hewlett Packard started in a garage.

We hear origin stories all the time. They’re magnetic enough that we write books and make movies about them.

Here’s the thing: The only thing they have in common is that they are all different.

You can’t reverse engineer success by researching origin stories. You can’t follow the same path as those you admire and expect you’ll end up in the same place.

Everything worthwhile has an origin, but those origins aren’t the reason that they are worthwhile. (Seth Godin, Origin Stories)

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Sepakat. Gue sangat sepakat dengan tulisan singkat di atas. Seolah mengerti dengan apa yang selama ini menggema di otak gue, Seth Godin meresonansikannya menjadi sebuah tulisan yang padat dan berisi.

Sejak beberapa waktu yang lalu, gue selalu memikirkan hal yang sama tentang sebuah kesuksesan. Apakah kesuksesan seseorang bisa terulang pada orang lain? Apakah sukses itu berupa rima yang berpola? Selama ini para pakar terlalu sibuk mengumpulkan kisah orang-orang yang mengubah wajah dunia untuk diformulasikan menjadi pattern atau pola-pola yang diharapkan mampu memberikan motivasi dan sugesti bagi orang lain guna mengikuti kesuksesan yang sama.

Tercerita Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Zuckerberg adalah para midas teknologi yang berhasil membangun kerajaan bisnisnya setelah ‘resign’ dari bangku kuliah. Gates dan Jobs malah menjadikan garasi sebagai cikal bakal Apple dan Microsoft. Terinspirasi, banyak yang kemudian percaya bahwa untuk meraih kejayaan serupa maka lulus kuliah dengan IPK 3,5 adalah sebuah ‘aib’ dan menutup celah untuk mengikuti langkah para jenius Sillicon Valley.

Kemudian orang-orang berbondong-bondong menjadikan pola hidup orang-orang panutan sebagai acuan guna meraih kesuksesan. Iya, gue percaya bahwa sejarah itu berulang. Tapi repetisi itu sifatnya acak dan tidak bisa diprediksi.

Menurut gue, tidak ada pola spesifik yang bisa mendefinisikan kesuksesan, kebahagian, kepedihan yang dialami oleh manusia di alam semesta. Pola yang ada hanya memberikan guratan kecendrungan yang bisa jadi berulang bisa jadi juga sangat berbeda. Semua peristiwa yang terjadi adalah kumpulan fragmen yang sifatnya tidak bisa diprediksi. Jadi tidak mesti duduk di bawah pohon apel untuk bisa menemukan filosofi gravitasi atau sengaja berdiam diri di dalam bak mandi demi sebuah frasa “eureka”.

Kesimpulannya, jika kita ingin melangkah, lakukan saja. Either it is good or bad, it’s not a big matter. Tidak perlu harus terpaku pada cerita yang sudah-sudah. Tapi bukan berarti kita tidak menyarikan kegagalan-kegagalan dan kesuksesan para pendahulu; bukan pula antisipasi kegagalan atau mengikuti rekam jejak kesuksesan akan secara mutlak memberikan hasil yang sama.

Everything worthwhile has an origin, but those origins aren’t the reason that they are worthwhile. You can’t follow the same path as those you admire and expect you’ll end up in the same place.

One Last Thing

September 30, 2012 § Tinggalkan komentar

This kind of preach was spoken by Steve Jobs, modern guy who change peoples way to see future. This is taken from documentary programme on November 2011 entitle “One Last thing”

 

 

“When you grow up, you tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world, try not to bash into the walls too much, try to have a nice family, have fun, save a little money. That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader, once you discover one simple fact, and that is that everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.

“The minute that you understand that you can poke life and actually something will, you know if you push in, something will pop out the other side, that you can change it, you can mold it. That’s maybe the most important thing. It’s to shake off this erroneous notion that life is there and you’re just gonna live in it, versus embrace it, change it, improve it, make your mark upon it.

“I think that’s very important and however you learn that, once you learn it, you’ll want to change life and make it better, cause it’s kind of messed up, in a lot of ways. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.”

 

— Steve Jobs

So, this life in your hand. Embrace it. Youre gonna find discrepancy, erroneous thing when you keep trying to hold your own dream. but that is the better way to run your life than having one behind others silhouette.

Good bye Jobs

Oktober 6, 2011 § Tinggalkan komentar

“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.” 

Steve Jobs recite those sequence while he preach at Stanford University. It is all about passion and inspiration for us to love what we do and to do what we love. Now, this world loss one of the best man, the most innovative guy Steven Paul Jobs or mostly known as Steve Jobs. Steve Jobs passed away on 5th October 2011. World sent its deepest condolence, mourn his demise.

For me, he is always inspiring. With his creation, he transformed conventional gadget into beyond our imagination. He discover iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac and different things with sophistipicated technology, lead us to a new world. Never stop innovating and always do what your passion is. Moreover we could enjoy Toy Story due to his endeavour to develop Pixar after kicked out from Apple.

As another great man, He commence everything with hardworking and deep thinking and surely with remarkable strive till he survive and never surrender for what he believe. Jobs Says “”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”.

Jobs, now you left us.  I bet you’re busy right now revolutionizing and redesigning the afterlife for all of us to enjoy when our time comes -Joe Satriani-

It is true, your work leads us to another dimension of life. You inspire peoples not only about your creative technology yet further about your passion, your words to burn our motivation. That we always need to stay hungry, to stay foolish. 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,.. Good Bye Jobs.

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