This awesome lecture from Randy Pausch has clocked up quite a few views on Youtube (13 million at the time of writing). It’s over an hour long but well worth it.

Some nuggets that I love from the late Randy Pausch, who is delivering this lecture with 10 tumours in his liver and a life expectancy of 3-6 months:

  • Brick Walls are there for a reason. They let us show our dedication and let us know how badly we want things
  • Don’t bail – The best gold is at the bottom of barrels of crap
  • Get a feedback loop and listen to it
  • Don’t complain; just work harder
  • Find the best in everyone – no matter how long it takes
  • We cannot change the cards we are dealt with – just how we play the hand
  • Luck is where opportunity meets preparation
  • Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted

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