Yesterday we’ve lost an American genius, an inspiration to so many of us (especially in the computer- and business-related worlds)… the great Steve Jobs.
And today — while there’s no lack of blog posts [hundreds of millions have already been posted!] and articles on who he was and what impact he has made — I cannot remain silent either. A video comes to mind — a recording of his 2005 Stanford University commencement address. One of the stories Steve Jobs told there was a story “about love and loss”, and it was the story that really hit home for me. He said:
Sometimes life’s gonna hit you in the head with a brick. Don’t loose faith.
I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is gonna 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, and 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. Don’t settle.
I can identify with this 100%, and so, I’m sure, can thousands of other business people, self-motivated affiliate marketers, and other risk-takers who have tasted success in life.
You may watch the full Jobs’ speech below:
Rest in peace, leader. You’ve shined your light so bright that it will, undoubtedly, keep lighting the way for us many decades past your departure. Thank you for setting an amazing example. Rest in peace…