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.