A few years ago a friend of mine introduced me to the world of Apple. I became a convert and haven’t looked back.
Last week I was saddened by the news that Steve Jobs had stepped down as Apple’s CEO. To say that Jobs has had influence would be a gross understatement. The man has brought a tsunami of change to our culture.
How did he do it? One word . . . Passion.
Jobs once 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.”
I am amazed at how many people are disengaged from their work.
The reason is because they settle. They refuse to keep looking.
Jobs announcement and current health condition is a good reminder that life is fragile and short. Another quote of his seems timely. “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today? And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.”
If today finds you wishing you could love what you do, then perhaps it is time for you to make a change and do what you love.
If you are still not sure what that is, keep looking. Please don’t settle. There is greatness in you.
I dare you to lean into your strengths and work today like it is the last day of your life.
Thanks for the reminder Steve.
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Randy is an author, speaker, executive coach, and the CEO of InteGREAT Leadership. He invests his time encouraging leaders around the world.