“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.” – Randy Pausch
Former Disney Imagineer and Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch (October 23, 1960 – July 25, 2008) was an inspired (and inspiring) man who passed away at age 47 due to pancreatic cancer. Although he knew he was dying, he did not allow that to diminish his enthusiasm for life. On September 18, 2007 he gave his ‘last lecture’ to a packed audience at McConomy Auditorium. Also, his wonderful book The Last Lecture was published in 2008 and I do recommend it. Life is short, even if you live to be 120. I believe that watching the original lecture should be mandatory for just about every adult at any age!
As someone who strives to enable the goals of others, I promise that if you choose to spend the full 76 minutes viewing this very enjoyable lecture, you will be well rewarded. It will help focus your thinking on what should be most important for your life: striving to achieve your dreams!