Step one to failing well:
"The Problem Is, you think you have Time." - Buddah
So, for me, the death clock is a tangible link to the first step of failing well. Knowing that your time is limited and to deciding how to spend it. This is not just a site for those of you who are pursuing a dream career. This is a site those of you who feel trapped in a life that isn't meant for you. This is a site for people who are tired of settling. For people who want to change their lives. This is a site for those of you who are trying and failing. And this is a site for those of you who haven't even started yet.
When we strive for change, we fail. We fail because failure is necessary part of growth. There is no way around it. Maybe you'll fail a little. Maybe you'll fail a lot. Who knows? My hope is that you'll learn to be more afraid of ending up like Ivan Illyich than of any failure you might endure. I don't want you to reach the last moments of your life only to find yourself asking that tragic question, "What if my whole life has really been wrong?" Because like Ivan, if you have to ask, you already know the answer.
After all, isn't a life spent failing better than a life spent settling? Hope to see you here often.
**To make your own death clock, it's simple math. Take the average life span (78.2 years), subtract your age, then multiply by the total days in a year (365). This will give you the days until your likely death. ; )