1) He acknowledges his own mortality and limited time on this planet by referencing the “cemetery.” And I’d like to believe that he recognizes that we all come from dirt and go back to dirt. We don’t leave this planet with our riches, but we can leave a legacy behind.
2) His use of “we.” Notice he does not say “me” or “I” doing something wonderful. It’s a selfless gesture and an acknowledgment that his team is just as important as his individual. This must have been a huge reason why Apple became what it did.
3) Going to bed every night with a feeling of accomplishment. Not taking his days for granted. It’s as if he’d always known his life was to be cut short, so he squeezed success out of every waking moment. He did more in 56 years than most people could do in 3 lives.