R.I.P, Steve

By Edouard on October 6, 2011

I’m saddened to learn of Steve Jobs’ passing. He inspired generations of people to do great things. He certainly inspired me in what I do today.

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.

Stay hungry, stay foolish.