As you might have already known Steve Jobs passed away last week and I was just in shock when I found out about it from Stuart. I’ve always been in admiration of great entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Warren Buffett.. simply because they KNOW what they want to achieve and they go all the way to achieve it.
One thing drives them: PASSION.
Calvin and I watched countless of presentations by Steve Jobs through the videos which were highly shared on Facebook in light of his passing. And that kinda led on to watching videos by Bill Gates and then Oprah. One word seems to have come out of their mouths every single time – PASSION.
“I was lucky — I found what I love to do early in life,” — Steve Jobs
I believe passion is really an unexplainable force that DRIVES one to achieve excellence in a particular area in life, seemingly a strong area of interest. This force comes from within and makes you love what you do and makes you unstoppable.
I know that might come as a surprise but the truth is, I haven’t totally discovered what my passion really is or rather, what I’m doing is NOT aligned with my passion yet. I am motivated to achieve success in various areas of my life and I have set goals to achieve the things I want in life BUT something’s missing… this unexplainable, unstoppable force… this love for what I do…
Yes, I have achieved some success in these recent years and you would think it’s passion that drove me to achieve these…
#1 Featured on news media
#2 Started a company with 5 local employees & 7 employees overseas
#3 Got an office in prime area
#4 Ran two seminars which had 200 attendees each
#5 Ran private coaching classes
#6 Invited to speak at events
But somehow I feel that my passion is not aligned with what I’m doing yet. Or I’m not doing what I really love to do and that means I’m not unstoppable yet.
I know that this may throw some people off and make them go like –“What?? You have problems with your passion?? Are you sure you’re not doing what you really love to do??” and I probably lose some “fans” in the internet marketing scene too.. 😛 if there are any..
Discovering your passion will serve you well and push you towards excellence. And that is what my daily task will be from today onwards — to commit more time to doing what I love.
Only when I’ve started doing what I really love will I then find my passion and purpose in life. And lead a life which I will not regret living, even if I were to die today.
That’s what I learnt from Steve Jobs this week.
“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” – Steve Jobs