I have decided that every Friday I will shine a spotlight on something I have read. Meaning a quote from a book or a book review all in itself. Today is a quote from one of my favorite reads. Let’s get to it. From STEVE JOBS…
“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
This quote is something I intend to live by for the rest of my days. It certainly speaks for itself but I can give a little insight on what it means to me. For a long time, I was afraid to fail. Everything had to be a perfect time, and have the perfect circumstances, It never worked out. I have to remember that I will die one day and the trap Steve Jobs is talking about is the fear. Fear is a hell of a drug and it will grab a hold of you and never let go. You have to throw away fear and fight it yourself. You are already naked! Meaning when you look in the mirror, that is what you get. You are the only one who knows what you truly are. All of your fears, your insecurities, your strengths, your emotions. Nobody knows that constantly but you! You have nothing to fear but yourself. Get out of your own way and follow your heart. Do something every day that scares you. Don’t over think this. The point is, no matter what, find a passion and be fearless in pursuit of it. Get better every day.