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Do What You Love and Success Will Follow

Do What You Love and Success Will Follow

by Frank Roche on December 22, 2006

in Quote

My buddy, Ubermensch, sent me a note with a link that I thought summed up the answer to that burning question: “What’s it all about, Alfie?” The link was to Steve Jobs’ commencement speech at Stanford in June 2005. Short speech:

You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.

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.

Our time is limited, so don’t waste it 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 others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.

Ubermensch has it right, and so did Jobs by closing with these words: Stay hungry. Stay foolish.

I wish you all a happy holidays and hope for a prosperous new year.


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