Death – the ultimate motivator

Humans are the only species on Earth who can contemplate their own demise and so it’s no surprise why we are also the most successful creatures on the planet.

Death awareness is the price we pay for self consciousness but with this double edged sword comes our uncanny motivation to do something or create something that is immortal.

It’s far too easy to get tied up on the small everyday details that move us further away from what really matters and so reflecting on your own demise is sometimes the firecracker you need to keep propelling yourself forward to a life of substance.

“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.” – Steve Jobs