May 19th, 2008

You’ve Got To Find What You Love
Steve Jobs on Hindsight, Love, Loss and Death

On June 12, 2005, Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios delivered an uplifting speech about connecting the dots, love, getting fired by the company he created and death at his Stanford University Commencement address (transcript of the speech here).

This portion of his address is especially poignant:

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”

Great advice. I think a good question to ask yourself is “would I rather be doing something for a career?” If the answer is “Yes”, then you’d probably need to reassess what you are currently doing. :)

Is there someone you admire for his/her intelligence, personality, vision or ability to inspire? Why not enter your post on this person to Amazing Visions Blog Writing Contest, organised by the also inspiring Damien of Postcards from the Funny Farm. The deadline is June 12, 2008.

I’m also please to announce that my post “Specify Your Ideal Job Today” is selected to be featured on ‘How to Make Money Doing What You Love Carnival – Issue 3‘, hosted by Paul Piotrowski at InspiredMoneyMaker.

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University Update - Stanford University - You’ve Got To Find What You Love  at 12:03 am on May 20, 2008
Excellent inspirational. Your blog is a pleasure to visit.
the fearless blog  at 7:57 am on May 20, 2008
Thank you so much for the mention and link to my contest. I am driven by the stories of amazing vision in people like Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, Ray Kroc ... before there was ever a golden arch or a Big Mac, Kroc saw something. What do you see with your blog? Your family? Your life and death? Give it some thought. -dr
Damien  at 12:56 pm on May 20, 2008
Exactly! Keep on in getting the message out. Kudos.
Pentad  at 8:51 pm on May 20, 2008
@TFB - Thank you! :)
@Damien - I've been thinking about this a lot and may write a post on it soon.
Ginger M  at 3:26 am on May 22, 2008

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