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."

"Show gratitude."

"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!

5 comments:

Impatient Explorer said...

He was an unique individual. I saw him on TV and was totally blown away by him and his philosophy.

Michael said...

The soundtrack overlay was distracting...even though some of the songs were "okay"...it made it very difficult to hear what he was saying.

Michael said...

"Never Mind"...(Guilda Radner voice her)...ol'dummy here finally figured out where to turn off the music...shee!...

Michael Lockridge said...

Whenever I can I advise people to follow their dreams. For too much of my own life I did not.

As to what your post has to do with story telling, perhaps it is an analogy. We are writing our own tales, and Randy has good advice for how to do that well.

I, too, am a story teller. For good reasons I left that path, but I am now returning.

Dreams are vital. Dreams are our lives.

Thank you, Randy. You lived well.

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