Steve Jobs once said; “Remembering I will be dead soon is the best tool I have encountered to help me make the big choices in my life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment, or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best 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.”
Folks death is inevitable. One day, when it’s all said and done, we will die. But have you ever thought about what will be said about you on your funeral? What does it all come down to?
We sweat and labour to find our place here on earth, to fulfil our dreams. Sometimes we take our selves so seriously, overreacting to the insignificant events of each passing day. Then finally, even for the kindest, wisest, and richest among us, upon our death all these experiences fade into history and our lives are summarized in a few minutes speech and a moment of silence.
When your moment comes, because it will surely come what will be said about you? How will others describe your life on earth?
“Did you give it your all?
Did you do your best?
Did you utilize your talents, those gifts at birth given to you by God?
Did you stand up for the rights of others against the influence and threats of their oppressors?
Did you work faithfully and make the best of your opportunities?
Did you save your money so that you could pay your way in this world and yet be generous to those in need?
Did you master money or did you allow money to master you?
Did you render more and better service than that which you were paid for?
Did you love your fellow human beings without regard to race, creed, or colour?
Did you forgive and forget those that may have harmed you?
Did you share yourself with others without expecting reward or payment in return?
Did you do your best?”