In 2005, Steve Job did a speech in Stanford University Commencement. Following is what I want to keep in mind for everyday of my life.
For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something… almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.
If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today? – I hope I can say ‘Yes’ for this everyday.
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