Best wishes to you all!
Kicking off this year with the most memorable quote in my opinion from Steve Jobs. I hope it’ll ignite that inner fire deep inside your guts.
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.
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.
Memento mori = remind your own mortality. The opposite of seize the day, but with way more impact. The way I approach it is count the amount of days it takes from 0 to 90yrs old. Which adds up to a total of 32.850 days. I personally find that number pretty short! Realize how old you are now? I am currently 26 meaning I already lived at least 9490 days. How many of those days can I say I could’ve done more? Obviously most of them!
Don’t waste another day cause of reason x, y or z. We all have ups and downs. Like Steve basically said is we got nothing to lose. We are already blessed so much with food, a home, family, kids, love and what not that all of that is slowly disappearing from our life. You came into this world with nothing. You’ll leave it with nothing. One life-cycle is like a boomerang writhing your story from birth to death.
In between that boomerang throw there is aliveness. Sometimes you feel like you lost everything. Remind yourself that something still beats your heart. That something is still living you. Sometimes you feel like you got everything you want! But still feel empty.. Remember that you came here with nothing and leave everything behind. How you treasure you’re life and loved ones is up to you. However, 32.580 days from 0 to 90yr is hella short! Time is ticking. Let’s kick ass and enjoy a wonderful living!