Posts Tagged Do What You Love
If I’ve learned one thing, it’s that people who LOVE what they do almost always are GREAT at what they do.
Its been said over and over: ‘follow your heart’. It’s a cliché. But it’s so obviously great advice.
When you are passionate about something, it breeds an extreme focus on that particular thing. You learn what works and what doesn’t. This in turn creates the will to question the current state of things, and builds the desire to make things better than they already are. When you love something, everything that relates to it tends to fall in your circle of interest – letting you absorb and learn things much more naturally than having to ‘study’.
Above all, passion creates a drive to work very, very hard at something – where practice can make you better than everybody else.
Without passion, even the most talented and brightest people can become bored or complacent. With boredom, there is no will to exceed or to change. Without this will, everything remains average. Average is ordinary.
Don’t be ordinary. Do what you Love..
Connect the dots. Find what you love. Your time is limited, don’t waste it.
A must watch for the young and aspiring (even if in spirit). Jobs 2005 commencement address at Stanford University.
Update: Given the topics of his address, I thought it was appropriate to link to the eulogy his sister published in the Times after his death.