Friday, October 7, 2011

Don't Settle

I'm a little late to blog about this, but after seeing so many posts on Facebook about Steve Job's fantastic Commencement speech at Stanford University in 2005, I finally saw the speech on YouTube.

I was deeply touched. Brought me tears, actually.
No wonder so many people said "thank you" to Mr. Jobs after he passed rather than "good bye." I want to thank him too.

The part that hit my core the most was the part about lost and love.

"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 feel very fortunate that I did find what I really love to do.
Sure, it took me about 10 years after college to realize it, but I did find it.
And I'm doing it.
It gets discouraging and scary at times when I think about uncertain future and the pay cuts I'll most likely have to take when I start my own business as an event planner.
But like Mr. Jobs said, I should never settle.
And I hereby promise, that I will NOT give up.

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