Every time Steve Jobs was faced with a big choice, he always asked himself, “What would I do if this was the last day of my life?”
He met his wife Laurene like that. Jobs was giving a university address and Laurene was sitting in the audience. He fell for her and wanted to take Laurene out for dinner that very night, but he was afraid she would say no so he kidded himself that he had to attend a business meeting.
On his way back to the car, Jobs asked himself “What would I do if this was the last day of my life?”
He ran back into the auditorium, found Laurene and took her out to dinner. They remained together for the rest of his life.
At his funeral Jobs had arranged for copies of a book by P. Yogananda “The Autobiography of a Yogi” to be given away.
The essence of the book says “Forget about what might happen; focus solely on the task at hand and emerge the other side of your fear”.
Try it out the next time you’re faced with an issue you need to resolve.