Powerful Advice From a Dying Man

Time goes by quickly

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” ~Steve Jobs

When I was younger, I remember being told to live my life to the fullest.  I was told time goes by quickly and before you know it you are old and gray.  I’m sure many of us heard the same thing from our grandparents and other relatives who were older than us.

I am no longer that younger self and I have to attest to the fact that it’s true.

Time goes by quickly

In the quote above, Steve Jobs warns us that our time is limited.  He might have been older and it might have seemed that he was passing along the same advice that our grandparents, aunts, and uncles told us when we were growing up.  But, I think we all know now that he had cancer and he knew his life was coming to an end.  An unexpected terminal illness can wake you up like that.

Fortunately, Steve Jobs led a pretty spectacular life and created a legacy for himself.  But, there are other people who aren’t so lucky.  There are other people who are given the diagnoses of a terminal illness and have to face the fact that their time may be almost over.

Please read the Facebook post I found of a young man who will not get to see old age and gray hair.  He, like Steve Jobs, learned that time goes by quickly, even quicker for some.

We never know how much time we have left Share on X.

We all have something to say. Do it now, because time goes by quickly.

We may have forgotten what our voice is, but it’s there, waiting for us.  It’s up to us to take responsibility for our own life and take the journey of fulfilling our passions.  It doesn’t matter how old you are, or what your circumstances may be.  You can do it!

I leave you with a little video to inspire you.  I hope you enjoy it.

Let me know, in the comments below, if this impacted you in any way .

I’d love to hear what you gotta say.

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Jose Cosme

Originally from Bronx, New York, Joe is no stranger to adversity. Having studied many philosophies, he has triumphed over these adversities and has helped others do the same. Professionally, Joe has had the rich experience of working with people with disabilities as he helped them reach their fullest potential. Now, as the creator of the "What I Gotta Say About It" blog, Joe continues to influence the world as he helps people to realize their highest potential and to reach for the unlimited possibilities available to us all.


  1. Couldn’t agree more with what you and those you choose to quote have to say. Life is given to spend, not to hoard. Take risks. The only ones I regret are ones I didn’t take..Good post!

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