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Weekend Quote: You are Already Naked.

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‎My friend had this posted on her wall a couple of weeks ago and I’ve been meaning to share it ever since. I’ve actually posted part of this speech before not knowing its larger context.

“When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has 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.” – Steve Jobs

Read all of Steve Job’s commencement address at Stanford University in 2005 here. I knew he was an amazing person but it’s sad how much more I’ve learned about him since his death.



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