"Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he has been robbed. The fact is that most putts don’t drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to be just like people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, and most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. Life is just like an old time rail journey ... delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders, and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride."

~ Gordon B. Hinckley

October 3, 2008

I saw this video months ago- and I never get tired of watching it. Its a video of Randy Paush, a Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, who is dying of Pancreatic Cancer.
-We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.
-When you see yourself doing something badly and nobody’s bothering to tell you anymore, that’s a very bad place to be. Your critics are your ones telling you they still love you and care.
-You just have to decide if you’re a Tigger or an Eeyore.
-Loyalty is a two way street.You can’t get there alone. People have to help you and I do believe in karma. I believe in paybacks.
-You get people to help you by telling the truth. Being earnest.
-Apologise when you screw up and focus on other people, not on yourself.
-Don’t bail. The best of the gold’s at the bottom of barrels of crap.
-Don’t complain. Just work harder. That’s a picture of Jackie Robinson. It was in his contract not to complain, even when the fans spit on him.
-Find the best in everybody. Just keep waiting no matter how long it takes. No one is all evil. Everybody has a good side, just keep waiting, it will come out.
-It’s not about how to achieve your dreams. It’s about how to lead your life. If you lead your life the right way, the karma will take care of itself. The dreams will come to you.
And My Favorite:
-Be willing to apologize. Proper apologies have three parts: 1) What I did was wrong. 2) I’m sorry that I hurt you. 3) How do I make it better? It’s the third part that people tend to forget…. Apologize when you screw up and focus on other people, not on yourself.

1 comment:

JAY said...

that was good for me to watch, I have seen it before... but it's been a while.