How many times have you heard the words “life is short” or “live your dreams” or “do it today, tomorrow may be too late”?
If you’re like me you’ve heard it alot!! And although we ‘hear’ the words – we still think we have years and years to work towards our dreams or to ‘one day’ be what we always wanted to be… and reality is that is not always true…
I challenge you to discover what Randy Pausch had to say about the matter and not be moved to action:
A New York Times bestseller with over 5 million copies sold, Professor Randy Pausch’s moving and inspirational book based on his extraordinary Last Lecture will change the way you live your life.
A lot of professors give talks titled ‘The Last Lecture’. Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy?
When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn’t have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer.
But the lecture he gave, ‘Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams’, wasn’t about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because time is all you have and you may find one day that you have less than you think). It was a summation of everything Randy had come to believe. It was about living.
In this book, Randy Pausch has combined the humour, inspiration, and intelligence that made his lecture such a phenomenon and given it an indelible form. It is a book that will be shared for generations to come.
Although his lecture was given over a decade ago – please take the time to really absorb the message – and take action on your dreams!
Professor Pausch’s message is very powerful and if you want to hear the whole message you can get your copy of this incredible book or audio – either for yourself, your teenager or someone you know who is not living their best life – below is a link to the book and audio – all we can say is – Live Your Dreams! Live is short and this is not a dress rehearsal!