“Remembering I’ll be dead soon…”
- Joshua M Brown
- February 22nd, 2013
I just slept for 12 hours overnight and woke up in the pitch black thinking about too many things. Things I have to do, things I want to do and things I’m afraid of.
This usually helps me…
“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.
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.”
Stanford University Commencement Speech,June 12, 2005
I’m up now. Good morning.
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