When I was younger, thinking about the future, I imagined we were gonna have flying cars, the hunger of the world banned from the surface of the Earth, and people enjoying being together in their safe, advanced level of an intelligent society.
Looking backward to the recent events in the year 2021, I see people staring in a small box in their hands or the big box in their living rooms. While watching in the box, I see anger, envy, anxiousness, and other, rather negative expressions on their faces. How did we get here? Are we aware of it, and do we care if we are, or does someone make a great amount of money based on our destructive new behaviors?
What do you think about when you hear names like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Richard Branson and alike? I used to think, lucky guys with rich parents. Well if you think alike I am glad to prove us both wrong.
After reading more about Steve Jobs I came to realize that he was just “a regular guy”. Actually he was even less than a regular guy. He was left by his biological parents and adopted. He was a student and a drop off. He was a couch surfer and a traveler.He was one of those who we call crazy cause they do not fit into their surounding. He was person with no more than 24 hours in a day, but he was powered by the following thought:
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. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking.
– Steve Jobs
If you do not understand it, please read it again, because the above saying is the very key to move on and improve. It was probably not invented by Steve but he followed it and it worked for him. As much as it worked for many other entrepreneurs and as it can do for you.
If you have a lousy job, do not settle. If you do not love what you do make the change and follow your dreams. You will be called crazy, you will feel not understood, you will doubt in your decisions and you will be afraid at times. But to be honest, you if you insist on what you love you will also find motivation again and again. And by my opinion it is better to die trying, than not try at all.
So do not settle, find what you love, do what you love, focus and let us change the world together. I started already, did you?
Yesterday night, I was looking up to the skies and it was full of stars. Since it is a privilege here in Bavaria not to have clouds above your head, I kept my head up for a while and enjoyed the amazing view. It made me think, think about life and my time here, doing what I am doing every day. All those web design problems I am trying to solve, all the code bugs that make my head go crazy and due dates that strangle around my neck. And the stars… they just shine, being beautiful, being what they are made to be – the mirror of the glory of God.
Shiny by design
Can I learn something from them? Can I be like them? You may say: the stars are not in need to eat, drink and sleep and you can not compare us as such. But to be honest, drinking, eating and sleeping are not your purpose, it is a way to gain strength for what you are made to be. Let the stars be your shining sisters. Let them teach you how to find peace in a moment,to look back into your daily routine and remind you that you are here to shine.
Unique and irreplaceable
Always remember when you see the stars, although they may look the same, each one of them is unique and fulfills exactly her purpose. Each one is irreplaceable and each makes the night sky look so beautiful. As it is so for the stars, we people share the same destiny. There is not a single same fingerprint in the whole world, not a single one that has a combination of your eye color, melody of your voice and the story behind you that made you be who you are.
Copy the pattern
You are unique and you are made to be shiny. You are here to take a part in revealing the beauty of God with joyful, shiny face. So learn from your shiny sisters and shine. Remember always, the sky would not be the same if some of them are missing. If you are missing, same thing would happen, the world would be missing a shiny part of the beautiful picture we make together. So copy the pattern and shine in a way only you can cause nobody else in this world can fulfill your purpose as you can… you are unique