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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Live As If It's Your Last Day

I find this really meaningful and I just want to share it with you all.



Must Read, especially people who always waiting for the so-called perfect timing.

There's only 2 days in the entire life: The first day and the last day.

One day, Steve Jobs went to an university to give a speech. He spotted a girl. He went to talk to her and got her phone number. He wanted to invite her for dinner that night, but he had a meeting, so he hold the words.

As he was leaving, he asked himself, a question that he asked himself everyday in front of the mirror : 'If today was my last day, what do I want to do today?'
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So he got the answer. He went back to look for the girl, and they had dinner together.

That girl is Laurene Powell, wife of Steve Jobs.

Steve Jobs: 'Reminding myself that I am dying, is the best way when I am making the most important decision in my life, because almost everything, including fame and fear, will disappeared when facing death. Only the most precious and important thing left.'

'Remind yourself that you are dying, is the best way I know to prevent the trap 'losing'.'


So, ask yourself, if today was your last day, what do you want to do?

 一生只有兩天:「第一天」和「最後一天」 】

Steve Jobs賈伯斯是誰?他是蘋果公司的創辦人,
是世界第一部個人電腦的發明人之一,也就是出產iPod、iPhone、iPad公司的老闆。 話說1985年,賈伯斯竟然被自己創立的蘋果公司掃地出門!

可以想像當時的打擊有多大,但是賈伯斯只鬱卒了一下子,很快他就振作起來了。

有一天,他應邀到一所大學演講,「她」坐在聽眾席聆聽,賈伯斯被剎到了。
活動一結束,賈伯斯就去跟「她」聊天,拿到了電話號碼。
原本想開口約「她」當天晚上一起吃晚餐,可是又正好有個會議要開,只好把快要說出口的話,吞了回去。

當賈伯斯準備開車離開時,他問了自己一個「老問題」,這是他每天早上面對鏡子問自己的一個問題:「如果今天是我這輩子的最後一天,我今天要做些什麼?」
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答案出來了,賈伯斯馬上跑回去演講廳找「她」,約去共進晚餐。這位「她」,Laurene Powell,現在就是賈伯斯的老婆。

引述賈伯斯的一段話:「提醒自己快死了,是我在人生中面臨重大決定時,所用過最重要的方法。因為幾乎每件事,所有外界期望、所有的名聲、所有對困窘或失敗的恐懼,在面對死亡時,都消失了,只有最真實重要的東西才會留下。」

賈伯斯又說:「提醒自己快死了,是我所知避免掉入畏懼' 失去的陷阱裡最好的方法。人生不帶來、死不帶去,沒理由不能順心而為。」

如果我們也靜下心來,問自己「最後一天」這個問題:「如果今天是我這輩子的最後一天,我今天要做些什麼?」

「第一天」又是什麼呢?
當「第一天」入大學讀書,我們對學校、課本、同學充滿好奇心
當「第一天」進公司上班,我們謙虛,願意學習,有衝勁
當「第一天」約會,我們小鹿亂撞,珍惜相處的每一刻
當「第一天」晉升職等,新官上任三把火,有滿腹雄心壯志
要有所作為

回想我們做任何事的「第一天」,都是我們最有活力的一天。
時光不能倒流,但態度可以回轉。

一生只要兩天,就擁有了每一天。
用「第一天」的態度去做每一件事,
我們會更有活力,更能成功。

用「最後一天」的心情去選擇下一步,我們會更有方向感。





Translated from this passage below. Just take the important part. Pardon me if I made any mistake.

R.I.P Steve Jobs.




love,
Andy_Kho_7071

6 comments:

  1. So true T_T we never know when is our last day on earth, shall live life to the fullest with no regrets.

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  2. Meaningful! =) Then I should go ask too? LOL

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  3. Just like what I always tell you. Live each day as if it's ur last. Even if it's just for a moment, make that moment count and meaningful. =o)

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  4. andy: well, you will just wait for your perfect timing.

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  5. Never wait for the perfect timing, ask yourself, what can I do today to give an impact to the world.

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