Thursday, January 15, 2009

Nothing to Lose

Steve Jobs said he's taking a medical leave of absence until the end of June to deal with a medical condition that he said has become more complex than previously thought.

I just had to pass this quote along.

"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."

— from a commencement address Steve Jobs gave at Stanford University on June 14, 2005, as he was recovering from surgery to remove cancer from his pancreas.


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