This past Friday marked a year since the passing of Steve Jobs. This is from his Stanford University commencement address, June 12, 2005:
When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: "If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll 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.
When I consider that it could be the last day of my life, I feel a surge of motivation, and a glimpse of what I am meant to do.