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“Sometimes life’s going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love. This is true for 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.”
~ Steve Jobs (from his commencement address in 2005 at Stanford).
There is nothing that compares to that indescribable feeling you get when you are actually doing what you love.
There’s a sense of unspeakable joy and tremendous passion, inspiration and zeal that comes along with the bravery and courage it takes to pursue your dreams and walk in your purpose.
However, often times, doing what we truly love is different from the plans others see for us or that we may have originally had.
In my journey, I have seen fear of failure, pride and sometimes over-thinking force friends, family and close colleagues choose what’s comfortable instead of what God’s Plan was for their lives. Yet, what’s comfortable is not always synonymous with what we love.
Ironically, inspiration can actually come by doing something you love. In addition, by doing what you love, you inspire others to pursue their purpose and do what they love also.
So, for those of you who are not yet inspired to do what you love, what is stopping you?
~ Preston Byrd
Loving what I do… 😍