Don't focus too much on work, if you die tomorrow, the advert for your job will be up before your obituary.

When you get a cancer diagnosis, it becomes the centre of your world. 


I couldn’t control cancer, I couldn’t see it and I couldn't press a button to make it disappear. I decided that if I couldn’t control it, I’d let go of it. What I could control was where I put my energy and how I was feeling, so I concentrated on that.


Cancer was a great time for me to re-evaluate everything that was going on. It sounds like a cliche, but it gave me perspective and clarity on what was and wasn’t important. I enjoyed what was important and got rid of everything else. 


I cleared the decks and really focused on what I saw immediately important, which for me was health and family. 


Nothing comes close to remembering you have loving people around you, that you impact peoples lives or reaching for something you want to achieve. At that moment, these thoughts got me through. I remembered the time I had been given and I had to focus on what was important. 


I read a quote this morning: Don't focus too much on work, if you die tomorrow, the advert for your job will be up before your obituary. 


This couldn’t be more true. 

 - Tim Campbell, Apprentice Winner

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