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Randy Pausch – A true inspiration…

If you don’t know who Randy Pausch is — well — you should.  He was diagnosed with cancer last fall – told he had 6 months to live.  Well – his time to return home has come, he passed away this morning – he beat the 6 months, but cancer finally caught up with him.  Fortunately for us – the cancer didn’t really beat him though – he showed each of us that we have the power within ourselves to reach our dreams, regardless of what odds are stacked against us.

I watched his “Last Lecture” just a few days after it was posted online.  It inspired me to action – and his death reminds me of the commitments I made to myself nearly a year ago.  I have dreams to accomplish – and need to set out to accomplish them – regardless of the trials that beset me.  If you haven’t seen it yet – I’d start by watching it (it is an hour – so be sure to set aside an hour that you won’t be interrupted – it is worth it):

Randy – you have left a legacy behind you.  To Jai and your children – we are praying for you – and I know that Randy is hard at work preparing the path for each of you once you one day meet again in the life to come.

Thanks Randy for making this world a better place than it was before you came.

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  1. Mindy
    July 25th, 2008 at 16:46 | #1

    Thanx for the post bro. I took a CS class on Alice last year at NMSU, and I hadn’t heard anything about Randy Pausch. I had no idea what an inspirational person he was. Watching his “Last Lecture” has inspired me to take action as well! Alice is a great program, and so much fun. Have you used it? In fact, it’s one of the only textbooks I didn’t sell back from college because I loved the course so much :)

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