You Are Already Naked
“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.” Steve Jobs
Steve wasn’t the first to have this revelation. Saul of Tarsus spoke about this a couple millenia ago. He talked about how he lost all things, but that it was all really rubbish compared to what he gained. (Phil 3:8).
There’s really nothing to lose, just rubbish.. your past performance, your education, your lineage, your reputation, your standing among your peers… its all rubbish… but it turns out that there is something to be gained… everything to be gained. It goes to those who forget what is behind and press on toward the goal. It goes to the thirsty.
It might be hard to see right now, but some day… maybe on your last day, it’ll be more clear. You’ll see the rubbish for what it is. In the mean time, don’t hold onto the rubbish as if you have something to lose. It could cost you everything.