I recently read an article by American author Walter Isaacson about Steve Jobs. He tells a story about Jobs who, when reflecting on a decision to do something or not, thought to himself, what would I do if this was my last day alive? This reflection guided his decision.
It got me thinking. What would you do if you knew that today was your last day alive?
- mow the lawn or tell someone you love them?
- go to a movie or gather your loved ones?
- read the paper or write a letter to your future grandchildren?
Sorry for being flippant, but I wanted to reinforce Isaacson’s point. Asking ourselves this question will help us understand what things are most important to us. It will also help us make good decisions.
Why wait until it’s too late?