Monday, October 11, 2010

Blog Post #7

Randy Pausch The Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

I feel like I have been blessed for having the privilege of listening to this lecture. Dr. Randy Pausch surprised me with his attitude toward life and death. Knowing that he had only a few months to live he was so full of life and he showed great concern for others. He stated that he had ten tumors in his liver and was only given three to six months to live and he stood up before an audience for over an hour and gave a great lecture.

Dr. Randy Pausch, focused on three points in his lecture and they were My Childhood Dreams, Enabling the dreams of others, Lessons Learned: how you can achieve your dreams or enable the dreams of others.

Dr. Randy Pausch, talked about his childhood dreams and he listed each one. He did not let things stop him from reaching his dreams even though he had to alter his dreams some like playing for the majors in football but, what he learned from his coach and team while playing in school stayed with him for the rest of his life.

Dr. Randy Pausch, talked about brick walls and how they help us to see if we are truly dedicated. If we run up on a brick wall we will just have to push harder to accomplish what we have set out to do and this has given me an incentive to never give up but to keep trying.

I also like the part of this lecture were he talks about learning in life how he said to always tell the truth, be earnest, apologize when you screw up and focus on others, not on yourself. He also stated that we should listen when someone corrects us and take heed to the correction and learn from what is said. This man has inspired me never to be depressed but, to love life and live each day to its fullness. Dr. Randy Pausch is a person to be remembered.

1 comment:

  1. Catherine,

    I agree that Randy Paush is definitely a man to be remembered. I also liked his phrase about brick walls: "The brick walls are there for a reason - they let us prove how badly we want things."

    It's incredibly inspiring that he was able to accomplish his childhood dreams. Not many people can say that. However, maybe some people have reached these goals, and they just can't see it due to their attitude. One of my professors says that attitude is such a big part of teaching. Well, it can also be said that attitude plays an important part in life. If we all had the attitude of Randy Paush, just imagine what the world would be like.

    I'm so grateful I was able to see this video. I'm glad you enjoyed it as much as I did!