Updated: Jun 25, 2020
Steve Jobs - 1977
Steve Jobs loved his work.
What is often overlooked is the massive setback he had when he was asked to leave Apple, the company he founded.
Imagine for a second that you create something you love, you see it start to manifest, and then it is taken from you.
This is precisely where Steve Jobs found himself in 1985.
You could say at this point in time the possibility he would ever return to the company he loved, was very very slim.
The one thing that Steve Jobs continued to rely on was the work he loved. His passion guided him to continue in the face of adversity.
"The only way to do great work, is to do what you love." Steve Jobs
He didn’t know where it would take him, but he banked on it.
We all know how the story ends, but happy endings are often overshadowed by the real story of someone who lost everything he dreamed and kept going.
When you are thinking of what is possible in your life, here's a list of better questions to ask
What do I love?
What do I love putting myself into?
What do I love doing that no matter what I will keep doing?
What do I always talk about when I'm having lunch with a close friend?
Love isn’t associated with success as much as it should be, but we believe in its power and believe that the more you incorporate this type of question into your discovery of what is possible in your personal life, it will illumine paths that you never thought existed.
When Steve Jobs left the Apple office the day he was fired, I’m not sure what was going through his head. What I am sure of is that he likely never saw the possibility of returning.
Imagine what would have happened if he would have believed in that possibility and focused entirely being stuck there. We would have never seen the iPhone and the amazing genius and beautiful design he brought into this world.
We are all connecting through this Pandemic BECAUSE Steve Jobs followed his love.
Thank God he didn’t think about what was possible or impossible at the time he left Apple.
His way to rediscover the power of possibility was to ask the simple question, what do I love to do?
By finding what we love, we then get the joy of creating it and giving it as a gift to the world.
Don't give up. Ask the right questions, and follow the love.