You are dying, what would your last words be?

I was reading my Sunday newspaper and came across an article about this video below that talks about continuing to strive despite the odds that you are dealt.  What resonated with me was that we can’t control the cards that are dealt in life but we can choose how we play our cards.

Randy Pausch who had cancer that was eroding at his pancreas. On September 18, 2007 this computer science professor, in front of an audience of over 400 people at Carnegie Mellon University delivered a lecture called. “Really achieving your childhood dreams.” Randy shared with the audience about his cancer and that he only had months to live.  His lecture was energetic, cheerful, and darkly funny. He was lecturing like the world was his.

This lecture video that I recommend you watch is an inspiration to the book that he wrote based on the same principles.

Sadly, Randy lost his battle to pancreatic cancer on July 25th, 2008, but his legacy will continue to inspire us all, for generations to come.