Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Steve Jobs Challenge--Love what you do.

Am I truly loving what I am doing? Some days no...but most days I love it. It is very challenging some days, but sometimes it clicks with students and I feel like I have achieved something. I watched a speech that Steve Jobs gave at a graduation ceremony at Stanford University in 2005. Jobs challenged the audience to “love what you do”. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life and the only way to be satisfied is to do what you believe is a great work. And the only way to do a 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”. These words have been echoing in my mind since watching speech. What defines “a great work”? What does Jobs mean when he says “don’t settle”? I think both definitions depend on the person and his/her personal experiences. I tend to dream big so a great work for me might be different than someone who does not think on a larger scale. A great work can be a small task. I would love to make an impact on every single student that walks through my door, but in reality I know my influence can only go so far. Bottom line...Love what YOU do!

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