“If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today.” ~ Steve Jobs
The late Steve Jobs was one of the most influential technological innovators of this century.
In this short video, which is an excerpt of a longer speech he once gave, he shares some words of wisdom…
Steve Jobs actually held some pretty controversial beliefs, and I want to make it clear that I in no way represent or endorse his spiritual, political, or other views.
That being said, I think the words in this video, taken as they are and apart from any dogma that might have inspired them, are very insightful and relevant to all of us, regardless of what our respective belief systems might be.
Every one of us is presented with a set of realities in our lives that are unchangeable, and the greatest among these is death.
We all know from an early age that our days are numbered, and I think it’s the way in which each of us decides to respond to that truth that plays a major role in who we become and what we do with our lives.
We can become paralyzed by the unchangeable nature of our ultimate demise, or we can allow the hard truth of it to shock us out of our inertia and fuel us to make our lives count.
“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked, there is no reason not to follow your heart.”
~ Steve Jobs
So what do you think? If today were the last day of your life, would you want to do what you’re doing now?
What have you always wanted to do, but for whatever reason, just never did?
Maybe it’s time to make a change…