Steve Jobs, the man in the black mock turtleneck, stepped down as CEO of Apple this week for health reasons. He is known as the most successful leader in the world of technology. Business and tech pundits are showering him with superlatives: Genius, Innovator, Visionary.
His remarks at a Stanford University graduation exercise made an impression on many. You can watch it yourself. It’s brief and inspiring.
“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,” he told the Stanford grads.
“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.”
Reminds me of Frederick Buechner’s words regarding God’s will for our lives: “The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” (Wishful Thinking: A Seeker’s ABC)