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.
Summer vacation has started for most college students. For these students, vacation means the time to look for part-time jobs or to enroll at foreign language institutes. Those with more time and money to spare will make plans to travel. Whatever they choose to do however, they will probably not feel free from anxiety about their future, particularly when it comes to the pressure to find employment after graduation.
Before looking at doing these things, there is one thing I want to ask. Have you ever thought about what you really want to do?
"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." This is the commencement address by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computers, delivered at a graduation ceremony at Stanford University in June, 2005.
His address gave courage to students who were scared of their uncertain future. It would be good to do a part-time job or study a foreign language. However, the thing that should be placed ahead of those things is to find what you love and what you can be passionate about.
Your time is limited. You have to decide your path, even if you are protected by university, and to do what you want before you enter the public life. Steve Jobs also said, "Don`t waste your time living someone else`s life. Don`t be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people`s thinking. Don`t let the noise of other`s opinions drown out your own inner voice. Most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary." I sincerely hope that you find what you love.