Was Randy Pausch sent by the Dalai Lama? Sounds ridiculous and it doesn’t even matter. Randy Pausch came into the lives of millions five years ago.
He died four years ago yesterday. Five years ago he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. They gave him six months. He extended that to about a year. His Last Lecture on You Tube and his book helped shape a personal renaissance.
And perhaps the most difficult thing is to not give up. To not succumb to the pressure, the pain, the doubt, the fear, the sacrifice, the unknown.
Have you ever felt like this? Do you feel like it now? If you do, great! If you don’t, perhaps you should be concerned. Concerned that you’ve slowly but surely lost the fire in your belly to do something great.
As Randy Pausch challenged the world in his book, The Last Lecture, to revisit our childhood dreams before it’s too late, I’m picking up where were he left off, when he died nearly two years ago (July 25, 2009).
Once you accept difficulty, your life opens up to enormous possibility.