Tuesday, April 08, 2008

How Would You Live Your Life?

Professor Randy Pausch's "Last Lecture" reminds me of Tim McGraw's song, "Live Like You Were Dying".

What would you do? What would you say? How would you live your life if you knew you only had months to live?

Randy Pausch found out he had pancreatic cancer and thought he only had months to live when he gave his last lecture at Carnegie Mellon University. He wanted to leave some lessons behind for his 3 young children. Here are the lessons:
--Always have fun (be a Tigger, not an Eeyore)
--Dream big
--Ask for what you want
--Dare to take a risk
--Look for the best in everybody
--Make time for what matters
--Let kids be themselves
Make sure to go and read the article in its entirety. He tells some great stories. Also, watch the lecture itself which I have on the above video.

Pausch never expected his lecture to gain the attention that it has. Since giving it he has been able to fulfill some dreams and has been able to live longer and been able to spend more time with his kids than he thought he was going to be able too. I couldn't agree more with his lessons and I think they are worth embracing wholeheartedly!!

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