Friday, October 7, 2011

Doing What You Love

My dad emailed me this speech by Steve Jobs this morning. I thought it was very inspiring, and I just wanted to share some portions of it:

"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."

I think this can definitely apply to us writers in many forms. Don't settle when it comes to what you write, or who you write for, or who you team up with for publishing, or even whether or not you quit on your dream entirely.

Don't lose faith.

You can read the whole speech here.


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