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.
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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