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This article was inspired by Steve Jobs’ commencement speech at Stanford University. In it, he says the advice we’ve all heard a thousand times: “You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your

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


Well then, the question naturally arises: How do you find what you love to do? It’s such a big question. What absolutely boils my blood is that we hear we should be doing what we love to do all the time, but there’s not any step by step advice out there on how to find what you love to do. The advice that is out there helps to a certain degree, but it’s just a bunch of pieces thrown together with no coherent logical structure or order. A perfect example is this. In order to find your passion, we are told to ask ourselves: “What would you do if you had a million dollars (tax free)?” The typical answer ensues: “Well gee, I would put it in an account that yields high interest and live off the interest each year. Then I


likes to do, but it doesn’t really answer the question that’s hidden, which is “How do I make money doing what I love to do? What’s the result? People working in jobs they hate, feeling trapped because they can’t quit as they Does this rerely on ally help? that Not really. sole Sure, you source of income to fifigured nance a lifestyle tailored out what to escape their grim realyour ity, lazy butt would move to Hawaii, buy a house, sip margaritas all day, play video games, go to the beach, swim, travel around the world, taste all the cuisines, read the books, play the sports, and on and on and on.”


So let’s do this. Step 1: You WILL find the answer. No doubt. You will find the answer. You will find it. No doubt. Approach the question with this mentality and you are sure to find it. How long will it take? It doesn’t matter. Bottom line, you will find the answer. By doing this, you automatically instill an anti quitting mechanism within yourself, because you know you will find the answer. If you know what you want to do, then you will do it.

For example, if you know you want to arrive in New York, you’ll find ways to get there. You’ll hop a train, bus, or plane going to New York and will arrive in New York. If you don’t have the cash, you’ll borrow it, or get a job and save up, or get a job as a flight attendant to get there for free. It doesn’t matter how long it will take or what you need to do because you know you’re going to New York. All your actions onward from the decision that you want to arrive


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Don’t think you can do it all in your head. WRITE IT DOWN. When I mean by skills is any skill. It could be an intangible skill. Empty your clip here, list EVERY

be bashful. List everything you perceive your skills to be. On your other column, lists your in-

skill you have. It could be programming, making web pages, talking, listening, persuading people, typing, flirting, analyzing, giving speeches, ing things easy to understand, whistling, blowing bubbles with your spit, it could be anything. Don’t


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