OK, a fictional man:
"Never give up control. Live life on your own terms. One of these times, hell, maybe even today - I'm going to hear some bad news. But until then, who's in charge? Me. That's how I live my life."
One day it could be all over. Job, house, life. It's the reality we all live with but few of us recognise. Working the system requires keeping an eye on the future but being able to say that "ïf it all ends tomorrow I scored as many runs as I could in the time I had"
And it (mildly) irks me that one of the worst characters in history makes the point so well, as he is getting a test to see if his cancer is still in remission. I despise Walter White.