Steve Jobs of Apple (ipod, iphone, ipad) fame died today. I was just listening to the television after coming back from a harder training session to see how my heart held up to the extra effort (still alive, still kicking) and I heard some file footage of a speech he gave sometime ago.
The words hit home to me given the week I’ve had, so here they are (as far as i could find them on the net).
“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.”