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Steve Jobs' most powerful quote

Steve Jobs is gone, but long will his legend live on. Throughout his tech superstar career he occasionally shared some incredibly powerful insights on business, product design, and life. Today I was going to post a compilation of several of them here, but found one so powerful that it deserves a post of its' own.

Follow your heart

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."

Stanford commencement speech, 2005

Steve Jobs

Thanks to Mr. Clay who originally posted the quote on HN.