Saturday, July 26, 2008
Many of you may have seen this lecture long before I did.
But for those who haven't or if it has been awhile please watch it again.
It is obviously very popular judging by the 4,221,441 hits it has had on Youtube.
I loved what Randy Pausch had to say.
It may not be new (yes, others have said the same or something similar) but it never hurts to hear these things again.
Randy Pausch died yesterday, July 25, 2008, and he has obviously left a wonderful legacy.
For his family and friends.
Here are some of the things that he said that hit me when I watched this vid.
"Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want."
"The Brick Walls are not there to keep us out. The Brick Walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something."
"Get a feedback loop and listen to it."
"Be good at something. It makes you valuable."
"Find the best in everybody; no matter how long you have to wait for them to show it."
"Be prepared: "Luck" is where preparation meets opportunity."
"What am I doing to Enable the childhood dreams of others?"
Yeah, yeah, yeah.....I know you are saying to yourself,
"What does this have to do with storytelling?"
Well, it depends on how you look at it.
You can ask the questions or apply the statements above to anyone or any profession.
So, yes this does relate to storytelling!
Please enjoy this vid!