Thursday, October 6, 2011

crying about Steve


"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. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet, death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because death is the single best invention of life.

It's life 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. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it's quite true. Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice.

If this were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?"