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Why first. How later.

Why you live determine how you live your life.

Your purposes in life (the why) help you manage your time, make your choices and priorities (the how).

If you don’t know why or you don’t truly feel the why, it will hard to think of any how.

A strong reason gives you a strong sense of purpose (the why). They will become the energy to keep doing what you’re doing and find endless way (the how) to reach those purposes.

A strong why creates a strong will. A strong will creates endless kind of ways.

*I found this note on my cellphone the other day. Wrote this years ago. I think it’s time to let it see the world.

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Steve Jobs

After more than a month, I finally finished reading another book. Yes, it called “Steve Jobs”, an authorized biography of the man himself by Walter Isaacson.

Despite of the length of time I need, I actually glad I get to read it.

It’s really nice to be able to get to know Steve Jobs from different sides other than just someone who found Apple Inc.

The book lets me know that he was just a human being, the one with problems and imperfections, even mistakes that cause some pain in his and other people’s life. He didn’t have the best attitude or personality. He didn’t always make best choices either. But even then, he was still an amazing man whose passion and enthusiasm creates a great contribution and legacy to mankind.

Steve Jobs

Jobs was someone who loves art and technology and know exactly how to combine those two aspects in everything that he created. His ability to focus, his vision, and his attention to details brought him further ahead. He was a genius and his so called reality distortion field, even though in some cases evoke problems, was helping him and his company (Apple and Pixar) to reach most of the impossible.

I read the Indonesian version of the book. I have to say that I don’t enjoy some of the translation. But most of all it’s still a good book. Isaacson manage to cover most part of Jobs live, from his personal journey to his life as a great innovator. What an inspiration. What a lost.

One small-maybe-not-significant thing, how come I don’t found the date Jobs passed away? Well, here goes.. RIP Steven Paul Jobs, February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011.

Hello World!

I’ve been wanting to have a blog since too many times ago.  I’m having a journal and have been writing on it for years now, but still don’t have any courage to start a blog.

Fear.  I do think that is the basic reason why I don’t have a blog.  That basic reason then creates the excuses I made to assure myself why ‘I can’t’ write a blog.  The excuses like:  I don’t know what to write, I’m not sure how to write it, it just too personal, it’s not a public material, I have no important or interesting thing to share, I prefer a book and a pen to do my writings, I don’t have time to edit the posts before publishing it, etc.

The fact is, I’m just not brave enough.

Writing a blog means putting myself  ‘out there’.  Letting people know a little more about me, to judge my writing, from what I’m writing about, how I’m writing it, spelling mistakes, gramatical errors till what kind of person I am.  It’s always been hard for me to open myself to other people.  I carefully choose what to share even with the closest person in my life. So writing a blog is sort of out of the question.

Then why do I even think about it? Why I’ve been wanting to have one and even the fear can’t stop me from wanting it?

There are some reasons why I want to have a blog, here are some of them:

–    I want to share

–    I want to help people, inspire them

–    I want to keep thinking, keep my head active

–     I want to keep in touch with my feelings

–    I want to care more, pay more attention on things around me

–    I want to discuss stuff with more people

–    I want to get to know more about myself and my passion

–    I want to practice my writings, improve it

–    I want to face my fears (of making mistakes, of sharing with others, etc)

–    I want to make this as one of my legacy

Some of them I can fulfill by writing a journal, some of them don’t.  There’s also a different level of fulfillment that I can only get by writing a blog.

My father once told me,

“If you were to scared to do it for your self, then do it for other people, think about how it could help them.”

I think the point is to find a greater reason than any of my fears.

I have my reasons.  So now let’s face the fear. Once step at the time.  Start with this first post.

Hello world! :)