One boring day, I decided to watch a biopic that ended up affecting me more than I initially expected. I watched Steve Jobs’ biopic. Yeah yeah, I know some of you are going, “but he’s an A-hole” (oh gosh Steve Jobs Rest in peace), but trust me, it’s one of the most inspiring movies to include on your must watch list. My curiousity for Steve Jobs extended to my aimless wandering on YouTube and I chanced upon this very inspiring speech of his. It was amply entitled, “Find What You Love”.
After watching this video, I was dumbfounded—and equally frustrated. Jobs speaks about the importance of finding what you love, not only because you could enjoy doing it the rest of your life, but also because it’ll help you on your path to greatness and ultimately, happiness. I was frustrated cause I was asking myself if I was on the right path? If I was doing what I love… If I was trying to find what I love…
Unfortunately, it is in people’s nature to settle at times. This surrender halts the pursuit of our happiness, which end up as nothing more than shattered hopes and dreams. To be perfectly honest, not everyone has the capacity to become who or what they aspire to be. But if you truly know yourself, know that you have the skills, capabilities and drive to achieve it, know that you are willing to do whatever it takes to make it— Then you owe it to yourself to keep moving forward.
This is why I love people of passion. I may not give a rat’s ass about exactly what they’re passionate about, but it’s the light in their eyes and it’s the intoxicating deep feeling that they emanate from within that draws anyone to them. They are the thinkers, the movers, the dreamers that all seek to bring meaning to their meager existence in the world. Being is simply not enough. You have to actively seek what you love to do, and dare to be great at it. Otherwise, what’s the point of living a cycle that in no way makes you feel alive?
Do you have passion for what you do? Because if you don’t, you will always keep thinking of giving up, and when things get harder than what you’re accustomed to, rational people throw in the towel, quit and just walk away. If you hope for a fulfilling life, stop trapping yourself into a corner that only benefits others instead of yourself. Find what you love, continue to feed and grow this need for excellence, never allow obstacles to hinder the chase. I guess if we try this set-up, one way or another, we will find enlightenment and success. After all… Isn’t going after the chase much better than never finding out the answer to “What if?”.