By Eric Barker
November 4, 2014
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Barker is the author of Barking Up The Wrong Tree

Sir Ray Avery, entrepreneur and author of Rebel With A Cause, says it’s as easy as counting your days.

He’s 65. So he’s “got about 5,625 days to live.” Then he just works backward to plan.

Via Techcrunch (HT: 99U):

Mind-blowingly simple yet it makes so much sense.

9 minutes in to his famous Stanford commencement speech Steve Jobs discussed the importance he placed on thinking about death during life:

And scientists agree he’s on to something. Thinking about death really does help us prioritize and be better people.

Candy Chang gave an inspirational TED talk about a project that asked people to finish the sentence: “Before I die I want to…”

 

I’d love to write more but I’ve got less than 20,000 days left. So much to do…

This piece originally appeared on Barking Up the Wrong Tree.

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