Friday, October 7, 2011

Living as if there is no tomorrow

Steve Jobs died, but because of all his great work and leadership he still lives with his quotes…

When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday youll

most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

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If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.

You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something —your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.

You cant just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.

I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Dont be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other peoples thinking. Don’t let the noise of others opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful, that’s what matters to me.

"Vic, unless the Caller ID said 'GOD', you should never pick up during services".

Jobs skipped a meeting to take Laurene on their first date. The only question he asked was , "If this is my last night on earth, would I rather spend it at a business meeting or with this woman?". They have been together ever since :) Ask this question ones to urself & find answers for ur rest of life, "What if there is no tomorrow?"

Just do what you love….stay hungry, stay foolish.


Deepakao said...

You are 33? :O Santoor?

Bhavya said...

I am 26 :) Not Santoor .... I should brand some real product now ;)

Opal Chaudhary said...

very inspirational post...