24 February, 2010

The Last Lecture: Randy Pausch

Some motivation for you...If you feel down, frustrated, or if you need a little bit of encouragement. Hmmm, these days, sounds like many of us are in need of this right? Me included. Listen to Professor "Randy Pausch's Last Lecture"

As an instructor / educator / teacher, we want nothing more than to see all of you succeed (whatever that means). Sometimes though, its hard. Life gets in the way and things knock us to the floor. We are human, we make mistakes, and sometimes despite all our good intentions, some people choose not to listen. If you take my classes, hopefully you'll never sense that its one of those bad days. Be Tigger everyday! Be positive, have fun and help one another.

I originally saw this lecture air on Oprah many years ago, and once in awhile, his messages of encouragement come back as gentle reminders for how to live the many aspects of my life. Its simple, to the point and easy to understand. Recently, this lecture and many of his points keep entering my mind, so I took it as a good sign to create this post. I hope that you too find it motivational.

Randy was a respected and renowned instructor at Carnegie Mellon who learned tragic news of his pancreatic cancer when he was also told that he only had 3 - 6 months to live. This video is a recording of his "Last Lecture" as it appeared on the Oprah Show.

After you've viewed the lecture. Be sure to check his keynote speech to the graduates of Carnegie Mellon close to the year he passed away in 2008. Thanks Randy for your words of encouragement.


  1. I watched his first video from the pic just above, and it was sick!! I love this dude! Now I gotta watch this other video. Nice to know you posted something up on here about him, Randolf.

  2. Glad to know that you liked his lecture. He's very inspirational. It may be good to listen to this lecture once every so often as a tune up.