Why we should think about dying more often.

The Cirrus team and I have spent quite a bit of time together these last few weeks talking about all client projects coming to a close, new client projects in the new year, and our own plans to continue to establish Cirrus as the single point of contact for consulting and out-sourcing needs of the SMB. (I know.  That was shameless.)

I decided to read back through a copy of Steve Job’s commencement address at Stanford University from 2005.  As I was reading, the third story Steve told really struck me.  

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 that answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

That day finally came for Mr. Jobs on October 5th, 2011.

Are you doing what you would want to be doing if it was your last day to be alive?  If not, how long has it been since you did?

If it has been too many days in a row, you know you need to change something.

May you have a prosperous 2013.

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