This famous Steve Job’s question is one of the most outstanding questions ever asked. “If today was the last day of my life, would I do what I am about to do today?” Not many of us may have an answer to this million-dollar question. We are so busy in everyday life that we forget that our main aim is to simplify our lives. We are so occupied in our profession that we forget to devote time to what we love, our family, our friends, and ourselves.
No one knows how much time they have left on this planet. So do the thing you fear, and the fear will disappear. In modern lives, this fear is called risk. If you aim to enjoy life rather than making money, you have already taken the biggest and the best risk. Many are so desperate to make money that they forget about their families, aging parents, young kids, loving neighbors, and their developing interests.
No one on the deathbed will ever regret that they took risks at a particular point in life. Instead, it is better to take risks, for you don’t know when your life ends. It is better than going and doing what you fear instead of thinking about what would have happened if you faced the fear. To live a great life, you have to take risks; calculated risks.
This is what the question asks, whether you will regret the chances you have taken or those you didn’t take. Without daring, there is no success. If you succeed after you dare, well and good. But if otherwise, you will have gained the experience. Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, said that the one thing one might regret is not trying.
Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. The best way to answer the doubts is to do the things you doubt. You will get all the answers. This is the mantra for overcoming your fears. The limitations you have made for yourself will become the chains that will prevent you from being the ultimate person you were born to be.
You never know when is your fateful day, so you need to stop procrastination and start an action. You need not differentiate between work and enjoyment; instead, make your work the delight. Your family, your home, and your soul love you. You will never regret devoting time to them.
Live life every day as if it was your last day. You are born for a reason. Make sure you do justice to yourself. Don’t let the resource in you go waste. Lastly, don’t just exist; live.
After deep thought, I ask you whether you have the answer to this brilliant question? If yes, you are on the right path; if no, you can always be.
Written by – Arnav Kumar
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