Just a thought

Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because 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. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”
–Steve Jobs

4 thoughts on “Just a thought

  1. Thea September 13, 2011 / 1:50 PM

    Agreed. On the big decisions, I also often ask myself “what’s the worst that can happen, and if it does, can I live with it?” For me it makes potentially scary things seem much less fearful.

  2. Aunty September 13, 2011 / 3:09 PM

    Will it matter in a hundred years ?? Not much will , so go for it !!

    • Rebalehan September 13, 2011 / 10:24 PM

      will it matter in six months even?

  3. Bebe September 14, 2011 / 9:53 AM

    I think this all the time when I’m worried about something. I ask myself…”will I care, or even remember this decision/problem/worry in a year from now?”. If the answer is “no”, I try to stop worrying 🙂

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