A while back, I read a transcript of Steve Jobs’ graduation speech at Stanford from 2005. There were a few lines that struck me as particularly astute and valuable. After today, and the days coming, I feel like the following is more appropriate than ever:
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. Steve Jobs, 2005 Stanford graduation speech
Just something I thought about.