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 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.
There is no reason for you to sit in a soul crushing 9-5 job just because it’s the norm. There’s no reason for you to not try things just because they’ve never been done before. (Actually, that’s one of the best reason to in the first place.)
YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE! Do you understand that? You have everything to gain and nothing to lose? So, why not just do it? Why not just start that business you’ve been wanting to start. Why not just start writing that book you’ve always dreamt about writing.
Why not just…? You have nothing to lose after-all.
Steven Paul “Steve” Jobs