Today I was watching segments of interviews with Steve Jobs, when I found this video of him giving advice to entrepreneurs: “People say you have to have a lot of passion for what you’re doing, because…if you don’t, any rational person would give up. If you don’t love it…you’re going to give up. The one’s who are successful love what they do, so they can persevere”
If you want to do anything truly successful in your life, it’s crucially important that you love what you do, and that you embrace the purpose you have in life, because if don’t, you’ll never be successful, never be happy, never really amount to anything meaningful in your life. Everyone has hopes and dreams in life– there’s nothing unusual about that. But those who are able to follow-through with their dreams, and do in life what they set out to do, are few and far in-between, chiefly because most of us get caught up in obligations, distracted by temporary pleasures, and weighted down by our environment.
Why are humans so weak-willed like this? It’s actually the other way around: until each of us embraces our purpose in life, of course we will be weak-willed, because there was never any solidifying purpose to root our lives in to begin with! With so many obstacles in our path, with prerequisites galore seeming to forever plague us, only a person who is truly in love with what they do (their purpose) can muster the resolve to persevere in life, and gain the rewards of that perseverance.