Follow Your Passion

October 6, 2011

Steve Jobs personifies an enormous source of pride for our nation; his passing has ignited our interest to investigate what made him such a success. His quotes serve as inspirations for anyone striving for excellence in any career. Throughout his career, he stated that passion was the driving force behind his ingenuity, hard work, persistence, aim to serve, and overall success.

When he was fired from Apple Computers in 1985, he did some soul searching and realized he was “in love” with his work with computers. In his 2005 Stanford University commencement speech, he stated the only way to do great work is to “Love what you do…Keep looking; don’t settle.” He added, most importantly to “..have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become—everything else is secondary.” His other quotes about passion include:

“I was worth over $1,000,000 when I was 23, and over $10,000,000 when I was 24, and over $100,000,000 when I was 25, and it wasn’t that important because I never did it for the money.”

“When I hire somebody really senior, competence is the ante. They have to be really smart. But the real issue for me is, Are they going to fall in love with Apple? Because if they fall in love with Apple, everything else will take care of itself.
 They’ll want to do what’s best for Apple, not what’s best for them, what’s best for Steve, or anybody else.”

Apple is the preferred platform in the entertainment industry, and it certainly has provided us at Casting Frontier a remarkable foundation to offer our technological services. We are grateful to Steve Jobs’ contributions, and hope his words invigorate your career as an actor.