You’ve Got to Find What You Love

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.

– Steve Jobs

Watch this great commencement speech by Steve Jobs at Stanford in 2005.

We lost a great person today, when Steve Jobs died at the age of 56. His words are just as important today: you have got to find what you love to do. Keep looking until you find it. It won’t necessarily be easy to do. But life is too short to waste merely getting by.

My father found what he loved and pursued that throughout his life. He also died young. They both died young, but they both had great lives because they took charge to make the most of their lives. By doing what they loved they made the world a better place for many others, and themselves. Take that message to heart and make your life the best it can be.

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9 thoughts on “You’ve Got to Find What You Love

  1. the analogy between bill hunter and steve jobs is touching and relevant.

    both were ‘out of the box’ thinkers.

    both lived up to the ideals they preached.

    both had a significant mark on society.

    unfortunately for all of us, both died young.

  2. “You have got to find what you love to do. Keep looking until you find it.” True words!
    I do this in my life and this was the best thing i could do. I qutit my job at the age of 31 and started studying! And now, i do what i´m wanted to do all my entire life.

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