As I noticed It is Randy Pausch’s birthday today (October 23, 1960 – July 25, 2008) I was very eager to write a post about him as he made me a little wiser than before when I read his book ‘The last lecture’ We have covered most of his thoughts and messages in our website and I wondered what do I write more? Well… something in me said, “It’s ok, let it be repetitive.” You need repetition of good messages and words to keep you motivated ( at least I need 🙂 ) So on his birthday, with much respect and love lets remember Randy Pausch and his words.
Randy Pausch, widely popular name for ‘The Last Lecture’. Randy Pausch was a professor of Computer Science at the Carnegie Mellon University. When he learned that he had pancreatic cancer he decided to make an upbeat lecture titled “The Last Lecture: Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams” A video was made with a thought as a gift to his children about life. The video went viral on the internet and sure became of the most watched videos of its time. It did teach the essence of achieving childhood dreams and much more about life.
He also came up with a book of the same title “The Last Lecture” – The book is all about what you would say if this would be the last lecture you are going to give in your life. The question was why the need to pick this book up? And the answer is here 10 Reasons Why You Should read ‘The Last Lecture‘
3 Quotes From Randy Pausch
“You cannot change the cards you are dealt with, just the way you play”
No matter how hard the situation is, it always is an easy choice to give up but that doesn’t mean we have to mellow down in any way, it is how we fight.
“The brick walls are there for a reason, they are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something”
It is always about people, they make or break you, the rest of the things are just materials!
“Too many people go through life complaining about their problems. I’ve always believed that if you took one tenth the energy you put into complaining and applied it to solving the problem, you’d be surprised by how well things can work out.”
I think we all second this thought. We never realise how much time and energy we waste by complaining about our problems in life. The more you complain the more you feel tired and the more you feel tired the more you start disliking your life. Is it worth spending your energy which leads to dislike life?
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