Since Steve Jobs passed away, I have been thinking about how fragile is life. No one can predicts what will happen tomorrow and we have is only today.
I idolize Steve Jobs. He is a great innovator and he builds Apple Inc into one of the most influential and biggest company today.
He also made a speech at Stanford that I watched countless of times. I still go back to watch the video to remind myself about the valuable lessons that I had picked up.
He not only changed our life with iPod, iPhone, iPad and Mac, he also changed many lives of others with his teachings and this includes the students who attended or people who had watched his commencement speech at Stanford University.
Below is the wallpaper on my iPhone and it includes one of my favorite quotes from Steve Jobs which is;
“Remembering that you are about 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.”
Wonderful quote. The first time I read this quote, I felt enlightened and empowered that I believe I can squash any fear that want to stop me from progressing.
When our time on earth is limited and we only have a finite amount of time to do what we want to do, you wouldn’t want to spend time on things that don’t matter to you. You will shift your focus on doing things that matters and things that you believe in.
I decided that I would not conform to the society norms such as getting a job after I graduate from University or working hard and retire only at 65 years old. I also don’t want to think of traveling is a once a year event.
*Note: Retirement age is being pushed back and I can imagine it being pushed back more for the next decade. Do you really want to work to your 70s?
My Question To You – Your Last 10 Years
I find myself asking this question.
“What if I only have 10 years to live? What will I do to make it a much fuller and meaningful life that I will be proud to share with others?”
10 years is a pretty decent time. You will be able to achieve many things during this period and at the same time, it also isn’t too long for you to idle and settle.
Asking this question makes me feel clearer about what I truly want to do. I also know there isn’t anything to fear since I know time is limited and I have nothing to lose.
If I only have 10 years to live, I will make sure that I take massive action to help build HealthMoneySuccess into a blog with wide reach so that I am able to inspire more people to take charge of their life and live their best life.
This includes helping others to get out of thinking that they need to conform to the norms and stay stuck in doing things that they hate (think job) and also do things that they can enjoy while they can.
How about you?
What if you only have 10 years to live?
What are the things that you will stop doing?
What are the things that you will start doing?
Take your time and think about these questions. Write your answer down in your journal or create a Vision Board to paste your answer on it. This can help to serve as reminders so that you do not stray away from your True Path.
These questions can help you to get unstuck and help you to start moving and create the life that you desire. So spend some time to think about these questions. I believe you will find some interesting answers that will help you to start making significant progress in your life.