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Randy Pausch – The Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

About four years ago I had the pleasure of seeing an interview with Carnegie Mellon Professor, Dr Randy Pausch. I  instantly had so much admiration for this man and found him to be incredibly inspirational, wise and entertaining all at the same time.

Sadly, he has since passed away from pancreatic cancer.

This video is his last lecture – Achieving Your Childhood Dreams. I realise that at just over an hour it’s a bit long for busy business people, but it’s really is worth making the time to watch this. When this lecture was given, Randy was terminally ill … but if he didn’t make mention of it at the start of his presentation, you’d probably never know. He truly is an amazing man.

So if you need a boost, motivation or an excuse for some time out, do yourself a favour and watch this.

The Secret Of Making Something Work In Your Life

“The secret of making something work in your life, is firstly the deep desire to make it work.  And then a clear and definite vision without one thought of doubt or disbelief.”

Eileen Caddy (1917-2006) – Author and Spiritual Teacher

This is another of my favourite philosophies. While each of these components is necessary, quite often it’s that unwavering belief that you can do it, or achieve it, that is the most challenging part.

How many times do you find yourself thinking or even saying, “I could never do that”?

Next time you catch yourself thinking that, stop for a minute and think instead … “What if I could do that?” Or better still, “How can I do that?”

The more you are aware of these thoughts, the more you can focus on changing your limiting beliefs. In the beginning, you may need to pretend that you believe in yourself and your abilities. But after a while, this belief will start to become more natural. You’ll begin to doubt less and achieve more.

There’s another saying that comes to mind right now that you may be more familiar with…

“If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.”
Henry Ford (1863 – 1947)