"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. Because 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."
- Steve Jobs, 2005 in an address at Stanford University
As you might have heard, Jobs has taken a leave from Apple due to health reasons. The Apple share price dropped 10% on the announcement and it is unclear when he could return.
Hopefully he is able to beat cancer (his rumoured disease) and keep the Apple machine moving.
Great quote though, from one of the best innovators in the world.