World renowned scientist Stephen Hawking recently passed away at the age of 76, but he left behind an amazing legacy that we can benefit from.
Sometimes I have people who put off starting their own home-based recruitment agency because English is not their first language.
Not being able to wax lyrical certainly was no hindrance to Stephen Hawking. Imagine how hard it must have been to do what he did by talking one letter at a time.
He was faced with overwhelming challenges and he overcame them to communicate his vision to the world.
As entrepreneurs, we are also problem solvers. Although most of us will never know the challenges that Hawking had to overcome, we can nevertheless learn from him in our capacity of wanting to make a difference in our lives.
Hawking had motor neurone disease, which basically caused his body to stop working over his lifetime. However, the best-selling author and physicist carried on, having a hugely successful life after he was diagnosed, and the disease caused him to completely lose the ability to speak or move.
There is no hardship you cannot overcome and even in the darkest hours, we should all be grateful for what we do have.
Life is not about how many times you fall down. It’s about how many times you get back up.
Perhaps more than anyone, Hawking could speak with authority on not giving up.
To say his life was difficult is an understatement, but he lived a fruitful life.
You will find that things get tough and starting a business is not without its challenges, but don’t give up because giving up is the easy way out.
Finally, always keep your sense of humour. To quote Stephen Hawking again: “Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.”
Hawking was as famous for his wit as his theories about the universe. Hardships befall everyone and surely some of them are tragic, but life is much easier to handle — both the good and bad — if you do so with a sense of humour.
To think a man like him—who invented the framework of general relativity would spend time appearing on The Simpsons. He appeared on the show a number of times over the years, and would even drop into table reads and tell jokes with the writers and cast.
One of my favourite episodes is the one where he shares a beer with Homer Simpson, please see the link below.
Homer and Stephen Hawkins
He may be gone, but the legacy and wisdom of Stephen Hawking will live on for a long time.
P.S. Stephen Hawkins once said: “Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it.” Work hard. Work for your goals, for your dreams. Make sure your work fulfils you. Make sure your work is full of purpose and meaning. Make sure your business was not only created to increase your earnings but to change people’s lives as well by helping others find solutions to their problems.
Thought For The Day
“However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at”.
– Stephen Hawking
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