The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch–the lecture that captivated the world is now a book to inspires millions …..
This is amazing, 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.
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 over do; 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 . Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner of his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
8 . Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate others.
9 . Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present
10 . No one is in charge of your happiness except you
11 . Smile and laugh more
12 . You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
13 . Call your family often
14 . Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6
15 . Try to make at least three people smile each day
16 . What other people think of you is none of your business
17 . Your job will not take care of you when you are sick. Your family and friends will. Stay in touch.
18 .Be positive in anything and everything that you think, say and do.
19 . Universe(God) heals everything
20 . Do the right things
21 . However good or bad a situation is, it will change
22 . No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up
23 . The best is yet to come
24 . Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful
25 . When you awake alive in the morning, thank to this universe(GOD) for it.
26. If you understand about the life 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