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.
I’ve thought about this particular quote by the late Steve Jobs for a long time. I bring it up in conversation most weeks when debating my own future; when trying to find the answers.
For 7 years I feel like I’ve been holding the same conversation with those who are close to me. Yesterday, I finally had a breakthrough. I have finally decided what I’m going to do. This will mean nothing to you but it means everything to me.
The title of the video has nothing to do with my thinking, here. I’m not really thinking about death although I acknowledge life is short. We should make the most of it as it can be pulled from us at any time. My thinking is more about having the balls to do what you want to do opposed to being apprehensive of taking those huge steps.
I should point out that my focus remains the KopTalk Members’ website and the special family that we have built up there over the last 20+ years. However, I do have interests and passions away from football and as I’m not getting any younger, I think it’s time to pursue them. Assuming I’m alive, am I really going to be arguing with teenage numpties on YouTube ten years from now when I’m in my mid-fifties? Probably 🤣
I also have no intentions of leaving Spain at the present time despite currently missing the motherland. This is about what I want to do for the rest of my life regardless of where I live.
One last thing. I do feel blessed that I walked the planet at the same time that Steve Jobs did. Rather than waste time browsing social media endlessly, take a look on YouTube at some of his speeches and interviews. The guy wasn’t just a genius in a business sense, he was a genius in so many other ways too. He was a good man and he’s missed.