Randy Pausch’s Legacy

I have watched Randy Pausch over Oprah’s Show before and when I received this email from one of GFrenz members, I decided to share it with you.
Happy Reading!
This is amazing, Randy Pausch 47 yrs old; a computer Sc. lecturer from Mellon University. He died of pancreatic cancer in 2008, but wrote a book ‘The last lecture” before then, one of the bestsellers in 2007. What a legacy to leave behind…

In a letter to his wife Jai and his children, Dylan, Logan, and Chloe, he wrote this beautiful “guide to a better life” for his wife and children to follow.

May you be blessed by his insight.
POINTS ON HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR LIFE
Personality:
1. Don’t compare your life to others’. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
2. Don’t have negative thoughts of things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment
3. Don’t overdo; keep your limits
4. Don’t take yourself so seriously; no one else does
5. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip
6. Dream more while you are awake
7. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need..
8. Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner of his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
9. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate others.
10. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present
11. No one is in charge of your happiness except you
12. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn.
Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
13. Smile and laugh more
14. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
Community:
15. Call your family often
16. Each day give something good to others
17. Forgive everyone for everything
18. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6
19. Try to make at least three people smile each day
20. What other people think of you is none of your business
21. Your job will not take care of you when you are sick. Your family and friends will. Stay in touch.
Life:
22. Put GOD first in anything and everything that you think, say and do.
23. GOD heals everything
24. Do the right things
25. However good or bad a situation is, it will change
26. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up
27. The best is yet to come
28. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful
29. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it
30. If you know GOD you will always be happy. So, be happy.
While you practice all of the above, share this knowledge with the people you love, people you school with, people you play with, people you work with and people you live with.
Not only will it enrich YOUR life, but also that of those around you.”
Randy Pausch Quotes
from The Last Lecture 
Brick walls are there for a reason.
The brick walls are not there to keep us out.
The brick walls are there to show how badly we want something.
Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want something badly enough.
They are there to keep out the other people.
– Randy Pausch ( 1960-2008 )

Be willing to apologize.
Proper apologies have three parts:
1 ) What I did was wrong.
2 ) I’m sorry that I hurt you.
3 ) How do I make it better?
It’s the third part that people tend to forget….
Apologize when you screw up and focus on other people, not on yourself.
– Randy Pausch ( 1960-2008 )

Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted….
I probably got more from that dream [of playing professional football] and
not accomplishing it than I got from any of the ones that I did accomplish.
– Randy Pausch ( 1960-2008 )

The best piece of parenting advice I’ve ever heard is from flight attendants.
If things get really tough, grab your own oxygen mask first.
– Randy Pausch ( 1960-2008 )

Be good at something; it makes you valuable….
Have something to bring to the table,
because that will make you more welcome
– Randy Pausch ( 1960-2008 )

Personally, I find all of his advices reasonable, make sense and possible to accomplish.  They are good reminders to all, do you agree? 

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Have a Happy Day! ;D

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