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8 Success Formulas That Stephen Hawking Taught Us

8 Success Formulas That Stephen Hawking Taught Us

Imagine at the age of twenty  you are told by your physician that you are suffering from a motor neuron disease (also known as ALS i.e amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) and don’t have many years to live, how will you react. Though Stephen Hawking managed to live a fairly decent amount of life but he barely could move his body. He even lost his power of speech, but managed to communicate through a speech generating device. He died at the age of 76 on 14th of March 2018.

Stephen Hawking not only managed to defeat death but he managed to revolutionize Physics during his life. He transformed the way we used to look into our Universe. His best selling book A Brief History of Time succeeded in making science popular among the masses. He has done a lot in the field of black hole. Stephen Hawking’s life in itself is a motivational story. Here are 8 lessons from his motivational and tough life that will inspire us.

  • Use of technology to overcome his disabilities:-   

    Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change
    Through this above quote Prof. Stephen Hawking wanted to us to know the power of technology which can even transform our life completely. After he lost his speech he used to communicate through a speech generating device which he first control with a hand-held switch, but later using a single cheek muscle. His disease made him to use a custom electric wheelchair.  Hawking’s chair uses the type of predictive text technology to which we have become accustomed with our smart phones, but he’s had it since 1997, and it’s leaps and bounds ahead of what we all use on a daily basis. Hawking can move a cursor across a screen and stop it to type by a minuscule movement of his cheek which is detected by infrared sensors in his glasses. Once he has typed two letters in this manner, the predictive text kicks in and allows him to select full words.
  • He never allowed his disability to come between his research:- 

    My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn’t prevent you doing well, and don’t regret the things it interferes with. Don’t be disabled in spirit as well as physically.
    Theoretical physics is one of the few fields in which being disabled is no handicap – it is all in the mind.
  • Stephen Hawking’s never ending curiosity:- 

    Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.
    Stephen Hawking has a child like curiosity about all the unknowns of the universe, he always wanted to find out all the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of the different phenomenons of the universe. The child within him had also a impossible dream of space travel.

    His sense of humor in hard times:- 

    Keeping an active mind has been vital to my survival, as has been maintaining a sense of humor.

    He always stands by his principles:-

No one undertakes research in physics with the intention of winning a prize. It is the joy of discovering something no one knew before
During his lifetime, Stephen Hawking has been concerned about the lack of funding and mismanagement of funding for scientific research and education in the UK. When he was offered a knighthood, he turned it down on principle.

  • He never gives up:-

It is no good getting furious if you get stuck. What I do is keep thinking about the problem but work on something else. Sometimes it is years before I see the way forward. In the case of information loss and black holes, it was 29 years.
Stephen Hawking did not lose hope to achieve his ambitions until the very end and added that the late physicist will remain a befitting example of leading life with a ‘never give up’ attitude. He is determined not to give up in spite of criticism and controversy. This will not stop him and it is an inspiration for everyone striving for success.

  • Value for time:-

I have so much that I want to do. I hate wasting time.
Stephen Hawking did a famous research on definition and nature of time and how time started. The conclusion of his research was that it is impossible to turn back the clock. So time should be used wisely as once lost we can’t never get it back.

  • He shares his knowledge:-

I hope I have helped to raise the profile of science and to show that physics is not a mystery but can be understood by ordinary people.
Stephen Hawking firmly believed that knowledge has to be shared. He always wanted his books to read widely and they should be available in even in smallest of the shops. This dream of his came true because he was successful in teaching astrophysics and artificial intelligence through his books to a large number of people.


So students reading this blog the message is clear to you all, many barriers will come in between you and and your dream. You may fail some sometimes, but never give hope, remember failure is the stepping stone to success. Stay motivated and achieve your goals.

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