Every morning when Steve Jobs woke up he looked in the mirror and asked himself, “If today were the last day of my life would I want to do what I’m about to do today?”  It created an empowering sense of urgency to use his time wisely because he reminded himself not to take a moment of life for granted.

On my recent trip to Rome I visited the Colosseum where countless battles were watched as entertainment.  Gladiators and fierce wild animals from all over the world were matched up against one another in battles to the death.  This once magnificent arena is also falling apart as time passes.  It reminded me of how precious life is and how important it is to truly live life to the fullest each day.

The necklace I wear is a reminder to live life now and not wait.  What is it you truly want to do in your heart?

Do you want to travel to another country?  All over the world?

Do you want to start your own business?

Do you want to learn to play the guitar?

Do you want to be a photographer?

There is a way to make your dreams a reality and the best time to start is now.

 

Links from episode:

Marcus Aurelius

Stoicism

Memento Mori 

carpe diem

Steve Jobs

 

 

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