Let Death Inspire You

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.

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

I came across this quote in a video talking about self-transformation. I’ve been a bit inactive on the blog because I’ve been trying to figure stuff out.

In the process, I found myself wondering about how I can develop myself further and this quote gave me an interesting perspective.

Fears and pride hold us back from pursuing our truest potential. But if we take a step back and look at the nature of life, we’ll realise how transient it really is.

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