Updated: Jun 11
Steve Jobs conquered the world of technology and personal computing. Without his vision many of us would not enjoy the luxuries of our Iphones, Imacs, Ipads, Ipods, etc. He made the world a better place by increasing personal freedom and raising the status quo. See below to learn more about Steve and hear his famous quote about death.
STEVE JOBS SPEECH
My third story, is about death. When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like.. If you live each day as if it were your last, someday you'll most certainly be right.
It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I've looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: If today were the last day of my life, would I wanna do what i'm about to do, today?
And whenever the answers been no for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
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."
No one wants to die. And yet, death is a destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it, and that is as it should be. Because death is likely the single best invention of life. It's life's change agent.
It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you. But someday, not too long from now, you will gradually become the old, and be cleared away.
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else'slife."
Don't be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other people's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important; have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
"Stay hungry. Stay foolish."
About the Author
Matt Jones is a writer and entrepreneur with multiple businesses who loves inspiring others to reach their full potential. He is also a musician, educator, and world traveler whom has been to over 40 different countries on all 7 continents.
His personal mission is to create and inspire. He is from Los Angeles, but is now based in greater London where he lives with his wife and son.