Ricardo Semler calls Mondays & Thursdays his Terminals Days.
“On Mondays and Thursdays, I learn how to die. I call them my terminal days. My wife Fernanda doesn’t like the term, but a lot of people in my family died of melanoma cancer and my parents and grandparents had it. And I kept thinking, one day I could be sitting in front of a doctor who looks at my exams and says, “Ricardo, things don’t look very good. You have six months or a year to live.”
Every Monday and Thursday, I’m going to use my terminal days. And I will do, during those days, whatever it is I was going to do if I had received that piece of news.”
Ricardo says he learns to die on these days. I say – he learns to live, on these days.
Today, pick a day of the week as your Terminal Day and ask your[self]:
How would I live my Terminal Day?