This time of year as I look upon the previous year and set goals for the future, I am always reminded of Steve Jobs’ 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University, where he stated:
When Jobs was 17, he read a quote that made an impression on him, and every day after he looked in the mirror each morning and asked himself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And he said, “whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.”
So, I ask you now, to look in the mirror and ask yourself this same question: If today were the last day of your life, would you want to do what you are about to do today, tonight, tomorrow, or the day after?
If not, is it time to change? And when will you make the change? Maybe, you are putting off change now because you are working toward what you hope is a better future. But, how can you be sure that you are wisely considering all of your best options? And, how can you live the life you want now while simultaneously preparing for your future?
Weirdly enough, the answer to those questions have a lot to do with estate planning. I see it time and time again in my office during various sessions with my clients. As they consider the many questions I propose to them and they begin to make decisions about their plans, they also start to think about their Legacy and what that will be. Jobs had an excellent point; facing death can help us have the best possible life now.
Careful financial and estate planning can help you achieve your short-term and long-term financial goals, protect and preserve your personal wealth, and ensure your wishes for your end of life are respected and followed. Just asking these questions will be a fantastic starting point for you to begin to help to clarify your big life choices.
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