Sometimes in life we pause to take stock of what we are doing and where we are going – probably motivated by the underlying feeling that maybe we aren’t currently doing what we want to be doing (or that perhaps we should be working harder to reach our goals). It’s not something we do enough – probably because our conscience mind keeps us pinned on the here-and-now – but something that really makes us focus on our own lives is the death of someone else – which is a little depressing.

Marco Simoncelli died today doing what he loved.

Marco was just 24 – and who knows – may even have gone onto become the MotoGP champion one day. But unfortunately we will never know. There’s nothing more heartbreaking than talent cut short.

If there’s something you want to do, a dream you want to acheive – anything – and you aren’t doing it. Start right now.

Marco 1987-2011