you are probably well aware now that Steve Jobs have decided to step down as Apple’s CEO late last week. this prompted me to do some research about Steve Jobs as i’ve heard so many great (and not so great) stories about him.
in his 2005 Stanford commencement speech he best summarized his life in three stories: connecting the dots, about love & loss, and finally about death. one that struck me most and i hope my fellow IT PINOYs would always remember was what he said about life and love for work:
“Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose 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 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.”check out the complete speech [here] or watch and be amazed with the man behind Apple’s renaissance.