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The Last Lecture


The lecture that was never intended for you and I . . . it was for 3 children whose father created a legacy in his last months of life.

  • Anything is possible, and we should never lose that spirit.
  • When you’re doing a bad job and no one points it out to you, THAT’S when they’ve given up on you.
  • Brick walls are there for a reason; they’re there to let us prove how badly we want things.
  • Your sense of fun and wonder should never go away.
  • Letting your child express their creativity is more important than the pristine nature of the walls.
  • The importance of people versus things.  It’s just a THING.
  • You better decide early on if you’re a Tigger or an Eeyore.
  • A good apology has 3 parts:  I’m sorry.  It was my fault.  How do I make it right?
  • No one is pure evil.  If you wait long enough, everyone will show you a good side.
  • You can chose to take your finite time, energy and effort and you can spend it complaining or you can spend it playing the game harder.

 Randy Pausch, I am grateful for his legacy!

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Reader Comments (2)

Thank you for this!

February 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLisa M. Jackson

I've read the book, but it's been awhile. Might be worth putting in our queue...

February 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAngie C.

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