Whenever the CEO and co-founder of AngelList, Naval Ravikant, feels overwhelmed or unfocused…
… he utters the latin phrase Memento Mori.
It is his reminder that this physical life can be very fleeting; it’s his reminder of the shortness of life; it’s his reminder to consciously face the topic of death for all its worth – while he still can!
“Think of yourself as dead. You have lived your life. Now, take what’s left and live it properly. What doesn’t transmit light creates its own darkness.”
On the same topic, Aubrey Marcus writes:
Death is coming for us all. May we not pretend that it is so far away we fail to benefit from what it can teach us.