In this week’s post, I will reflect a little, starting with a quote from the late Steve Jobs: “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)
For Mr. Jobs, it all started with the laptop in this picture. Far from a desirable item (although I must admit that having one in your possession now would be quite desirable). This all started in his shed, great ideas, bold decisions, endless determination, … and over a period of 20 years it turned him into the visionary that changed the way the world thinks about computers and mobile phones, running a company that produces some of the most desirable items.
Live life people, don’t keep on pondering wheter it is left or right you should go, as the carmine bee-eaters in the next picture.
Instead, follow your heart and go with your gut feeling, just like the lions in the following picture (just realized I had no cats up yet, more coming). It will not betray you, and in case it would, remember that 3 times right is also left and that as Morpheus stated in the Matrix trilogy: ‘There is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path’!
This being said, next week I’m off diving the Red Sea with one of my best friends, who by the way just made a courageous decision to move jobs, despite the fancy offers done by his former employer. The righteous kind of person, the type you want at your side when the water column above you becomes non recrational 😉
Go with your gut feeling, enjoy the ride and talk again next week,