Steve Jobs used to ask himself an unforgettable question every time he was faced with a big choice. What would I do if this was the last night of my life? Powerful idea behind that. He met his wife that way.
He was giving a university address. She was sitting in the audience. He fell for her and approached her after the event. She gave him her number. He wanted to take her out for dinner that very night but had a business meeting on the books. On his way back to his car, he asked himself. What would I do if this was the last night of my life? He ran back to the auditorium, found the woman and took her out. They were together ever since.
Connecting to your mortality is a great source of wisdom. Reminding yourself that in the overall scheme of things you will not be here that long- no matter how long you live- is an excellent way to drive passion, promote risk-taking and get deeply in the game of life.
From- The greatness guide by Robin Sharma