According to various news sources, Randy Pausch has lost his battle with cancer. I had been meaning to write something about Mr. Pausch’s inspirational Last Lecture video and his book The Last Lecture.
Here are a couple of the things from his Last Lecture which will hopefully stick with me for a long time:
- “The head fake”
- Brick Walls – they are not there to stop us. They are there to let us prove how badly we want something.
- “We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand”
- Why? Never ask one word questions.
- “When you’re screwing up and nobody says anything to you anymore, that means they’ve given up on you”
I never heard of Mr. Pausch before he got sick, but I am sure I will remember him a long time to come.