Steve Jobs Motivational Speech | Inspirational Video | Entrepreneur Motivation | Startup Stories
I was lucky,
I found what I love to do,
early in life.
Woz and I started Apple in my
parents garage when I was 20.
We worked hard
and in 10 years Apple had grown
from just the two of us in garage,
into a 2 billion dollar company
with over 4000 employees.
We just released our finest creation,
the Macintosh, a year earlier
and I just turned 30.
And then I got fired.
How can you get fired from
a company you started?
What had been the focus of my
entire adult life was gone
and it was devastating.
I really didn’t know what
to do for few months,
I felt that I had let the previous
generation of entrepreneurs down.
I was a very public failure and I even
thought about running away from the valley.
But something slowly began to dawn on me.
I still loved what I did.
We are gonna make it or break it,
based on whether we
can provide products,
to higher education and services
and relationships to higher education,
that no one else provides.
And I think we got to spend a 100
percent of our time thinking about that
and if we can’t do that
then we ought to go broke.
And so I decided to start over,
I didn’t see it then,
but it turned out that
getting fired from Apple
was the best thing that
could ever happen to me.
The heaviness of being successful
was replaced by the lightness,
of being a beginner again,
less sure about everything.
It freed me to enter one of the most
creative periods of my life.
During the next five years, I started
a company named Next,
another company named Pixar.
And fell in love with an amazing
woman who would become my wife.
I am pretty sure none of this would have
happened if I hadn’t been fired from Apple.
It was awful tasting medicine,
but I guess the patient needed it.
Sometimes life is gonna hit
you in the head with a brick.
Don’t lose faith.
I am convinced that the only thing that
kept me going was I loved what I did.
You have got to find what you love
and that is as true for work
as it is for your lovers.
Your work is gonna 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 and don’t settle.
So keep looking do not settle.