What the JOBS movie teaches me?

Steve Jobs poster quote

Steve Jobs Quote

The picture says it all. I’ve got to say that the JOBS movie really inspired me and allow me to look at life in a different perspective.

Talking about JOBS reminded me of how we are sometimes so bound to what other people think or do. To do something that other people are not doing is considered abnormal.

How I see a typical story normally goes would be having a group of people you hang out with considering someone an outcast because he plays with rubrics, or he doesn’t share the same idea like the rest do . As long as you’re not siding that person, you’re safe, and in order not be an outcast, you choose to play it safe and do what others do.

I urge you. Don’t be the next Monkey See, Monkey Do. What if you are the one being outcasted?

Trust in your views.

I could consider myself a misfit. I’ve fallen and fought the battle of my early secondary school days,  and with enough criticism (nerd, fatty bom bom) that could make me want to just give up on life.Though that world that surrounded my life seemed small, I dreamt BIG.

I told myself that I do not have to worry about not fitting in, because life goes on. I do not give up at the point when I’m falling, and push myself back up. I took in comments and ignore the rude remarks or LAUGH about it and make it my fulfilling desire to change these things others might think I won’t be able to or think I’m SIAO.

Reading the Meta Secret by Mel Gill, has allowed me to understand the situation I went through. Imagine our lives  and what we are feeling like a thermometer. What we feel when we’re down and happy is the same thing. It’s only at a different degree.

We are able to choose how we move up and down that degree by allowing it to flow through us and understand that there’s ups and down’s in life. Understand how to react when a situation arises.

We know it in our heart we shouldn’t be afraid to fall yet, we’re always afraid of failure. 

It might seem illogical or going to affect how people think of you, but the ones who sees things differently benefits from life in the long run. You allow yourself to change your world and also inspire other people to understand your world.

The question is will you do it for your own sake because you believe in your ability, or are you going to fall back and give up when the times are rough?

Side Note:

I blogged about overcoming my perspective of not being able watching movies alone. I find watching movies alone weird. That excuse of not having friends has led me to missing a lot of good movies.

Thanks to The Movie Club for the amazing event  for JOBS movie and poster as well as the nice dinner.

The movie club dinner

 

ps. Thank you for letting me be the crazy one. It has made me to what I am today.

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Impromptu Stay-overs : Life Lesson

The past few days has been very impromptu but it wasn’t just that I went through. There was something that I’ve learned from these few events.

Let’s just say, 

I’m not a very on to go for impromptu stay-overs, especially if it takes its course in a few days. I like to be prepared when things happen, and have my stuffs ready, so that i feel comfortable. The point where i don’t feel comfortable is when I’m not prepared, because that is the point of time where I feel like i don’t have what it takes to go on, or socially conscious about myself and what i need.

A few stay-over i had,

  1. Stayover at friend’s place on Monday
  2. Stayover at parents place on Tuesday
  3. Stayover at Chalet on Wednesday

I went on a light backpack with an extra pair of shirt,short and boxer for Stayover 1 *driving parents car because it was supposed to be a midnight movie meetup and back in the morning, back home. Instead, i stayed over all the way till next evening at my friend’s place using that extra pair of clothes, and slept at my Mum’s place, with the same clothes i have. i went out with Mum to run some impromptu errands, the next morning on Tuesday.

I just had to go back home to my place after because it was already felt uncomfortable with my previous day’s clothes. Plus I had a chalet to catch up to on Wednesday so i needed to get my things.

Chalet itself was a blast, but the event of having to again stay-over at places, just made me miss being back home in my own bed, the same environment I’m used to, along with listening to Grandma’s voice at home cooking.

Having the drive back early morning back to my parents place again to send the car after the chalet, sleep and then an impromptu drive again to fetch my sis and go for dinner today, before really going back home again to my place just made me feel out-of-place, but at the same time it hold me back, and just put me to the point where i don’t really care about these small insecurities anymore.

Throughout the few events all coming together, I’ve developed this feeling of having to get accustomed to what life brings to you, not to feel so bad when something impromptu happens, and just have the’ just go with it’ mentality . I was in previous clothes, it would have been really uncomfortable wearing it but somewhere inside me, it also felt like an achievement. I have to learn to control the worries of not having to be prepared.

I think it’s a good thing to be prepared, but it’s also good experience to know what to do and react when impromptu things happen, and how to overcome them, and I think that’s another step to being a better person in life.

 

Daily Prompt: The Road Less Traveled

Pinpoint a moment in your past where you had to make a big decision. Write about that other alternate life that could have unfolded.

The N levels were over and school kids were relieved. Everyone has managed to get their results, after the break. I received mine as well, carefully opening the sealed envelope and i  saw the number ‘9’ on the paper. That moment, i wanted to shout and say ‘Yes!’ , overjoyed like the as if i won the ‘grammies’ kind of person because at last i passed.

Wasn’t expecting too much on better results, because I found the results i achieved was already good enough. Studies wasn’t really my main forte, so upon hearing my principal’s talk on a new scheme program that allows students to skip their O levels next year, and choose to go to ITE Higher Nitec, I’ve made that very decision, and that change my whole life, learning more valuable things and things I had more interested in.

I guess if I had stayed at continue my O level’s like how the others did, I could have just graduated with probably averagely pass, get lower marks, or won’t be knowing what to do after.I could have passed and get into polytechnic studies earlier, but it would have been a different course. I would have graduated with all my other classmates who stayed through, and went NS earlier on.

I wouldn’t have had more ex’s in secondary school than i have during the ITE days. 😀 , I might be still slacking with the secondary school boys, and talk about how great secondary school has been, because I wouldn’t have experience what its like to be in ITE, (schooling in ITE, was still the best thing that happened to me)

I would have been chilling with the boys I know in my secondary school most of the time, because they’re the only friends I had that time.

Alternate life that was less travelled, could have been.

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