Keep Looking

“If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking.”
Steve Jobs

Don’t you just love it when this happens? When a few words find you at the right time and it makes your day. I’m a big fan of this too but I like it even more when I discover where these little quotes fit in. How the words around a little sentiment add even more depth and colour. When you learn a quote like this one from Steve Jobs came from a speech given to a graduating year of students.

Little quotes that inspire & sound great are meat and drink to blogs and sites like Tumblr & Twitter. But I often wondered if some of the people quoting them (myself included) really appreciate where these words come from and the wider context they fit in to. It’s the difference between a catchy soundbite and something that really sticks and maybe even inspires you over time.

There’s a good argument that says, “If it works for you, inspires you. What’s the harm right?” I agree but I reckon it’s even better when you discover a little something that sounds right and it comes from a bigger picture that feels right too.

“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. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”

Amazing light-bar image courtesy of WarzauWynn on Flickr.com
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