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Motivational speakers should look up to Steve Jobs as a model

Posted On : Oct-17-2011 | seen (409) times | Article Word Count : 504 |

In today's complex world, difficulties originate somewhere else. Especially in developed regions of the world, these are not questions of poverty, military conflict or politically imposed exclusion.
I have a soft spot for great motivational speakers. I believe a lot of other people share this fondness. Who does not like to be inspired? Who does not like to listen to people who have achieved something larger than the average? Who does not like to be exposed to fantastic personalities who are funny, clever, meaningful and experienced? It is more important than ever to have access to people like that in difficult moments. They can often see beyond the immediate trouble. This is probably why so many war time leaders, like Roosevelt or Churchill were listened to with such anticipation and admiration. Their words were stepping stones that made it possible to live through hard times. Other examples come to mind – Martin Luther King, who did just that for African Americans, uttering their dreams and leading them to a whole new presence in society, Ghandi was a voice of similar magnitude for Indians.

In today's complex world, difficulties originate somewhere else. Especially in developed regions of the world, these are not questions of poverty, military conflict or politically imposed exclusion. Modern societies are more individualistic, progress-oriented, optimistic about technology and the future. They need motivational speakers to help them navigate these calm but unclear waters where the paradox of endless choice is a bigger threat than lack of freedom. In such circumstances, I love to go back to Steve Jobs and his Stanford commencement speech from 2005.

Beyond mastery Apple's late founder displayed in the construction of the arguments and in simplicity of the language, which is the main reason for the clarity of his message, what I admire is his ability to draw attention to things that really matter these days. Instead of reaching back to some historic figures, instead of quoting ancient minds, he looked into his own life story, which some people might say was vainglorious and low, and pinned down what really counts if you want to get far in life.

Three short stories were enough to create a passionate message that, according to what people write on the Internet in retrospect, changed some people's lives. Is this not what motivational speakers are supposed to do? The story of connecting the dots was about taking bold steps, especially if you feel passionately about them – pursue a vision you have for yourself and the world around you and the dots will one day come together. It is easier to see it looking backwards, but you should have no doubt that you will see them one day, if you work hard enough. The story about loss and love was about the importance of letting go of the past. Jobs was fired from the company he had started, yet through determination and perseverance he returned to change it beyond recognition, experiencing amazing things along the way. Finally, the story of death is about admitting that you will one day die and setting your heart to getting the most of life while you can.

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