It’s very reminiscent of the teachings that Buddhists receive on dealing with issues surrounding restlessness and regret in their lives and it really is very compelling. The full speech can be found here. It is well worth reading.
â€œRemembering that Iâ€™ll be dead soon is the most important tool Iâ€™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.â€
â€œYour time is limited, so donâ€™t waste it living someone elseâ€™s life. Donâ€™t be trapped by dogma â€” which is living with the results of other peopleâ€™s thinking. Donâ€™t let the noise of othersâ€™ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.â€
â€œStay Hungry. Stay Foolish.â€