STEVE JOBS MANTRA

Steve Jobs is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Apple Inc….while still in high school he became very interested in the Hare Krishna movement…and decided to find a mantra to meditate about each day…he did select one which he describes below…at the age of 19, he took a job as a technician with a manufacturer of popular video games, with the primary intent of saving money for a spiritual retreat to India.

“When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in 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 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.”

At a young age, Steve Jobs, intuitively understood the spiritual journey and used its true power in an extraordinary business career.

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