Steve Jobs: Love what you do & you can change the world
Even though we braced ourselves for it, the entire world is stunned and saddened by the passing of Steve Jobs, the visionary co-founder of Apple. In Brandon Grigg’s CNN news report, Jobs is referred to as a modern-day Leonardo Da Vinci. And he was. What I admire most about Jobs was his passion.
To the 2005 Stanford graduating class, Jobs said, “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.”
It’s good advice for all of us, whether we’re writers, artists, scientists, or computer geniuses. Steve Jobs is living proof. He lived life passionately and his passion and vision changed the world—he accomplished more in 56 years than most people will in a lifetime.
Maybe it’s true. Only the good die young. We will miss you Steve. May you transform heaven as you did earth.