“…the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”

My son is starting the speech season at school and asked for some recommendations of some less-famous speeches he could use to critique. I suggested Steve Jobs’ Stanford commencement speech from a couple years ago.

I remember it inspired me at the time but today I found it even more moving as I continue looking for work.

The best quote:

“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.”

I’ll be putting those last two words in a prominent place in my workspace to keep me from drifting in the wrong direction these next few weeks in my journey.

If you haven’t seen this speech, check it out here: