In a commencement address to the graduating students of Stanford University, Steve Jobs recalled a quote he first read when he was 17.
“If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.”
He went on to say that the quote stuck with him through most of his adult life and that he would look himself in the mirror each morning and ask himself, “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?”
If the answer was “no” for too many consecutive days, he knew it was time for a change.
After waking up too many mornings with a resounding “no” reverberating through my own groggy head, I drove down to the office and promptly terminated a successful corporate career. My own. It was January 14, 2003 – ten years ago to this day – which also happened to be my birthday. Read the rest of this story on Insivity…