Friday, July 25, 2008

A Tribute: Randy Pausch

(Randy Pausch (1960-2008) by Tiner)

Few people have the opportunity to see their life's impact, before they pass away. Randy Pausch knew his final alarm clock was approaching, so he gave one last gift: The Last Lecture, a book encouraging others to pursue their dreams and passions. Yesterday, I wrote about the book's impact and its testament to remain true to yourself.

Today, Pausch passed away bringing his life to full circle. The Last Lecture allowed Pausch to see his life's impact and it left a lasting testament to his family. In 47 years, Pausch accomplished more then most, because he never stopped living his dreams. He conquered his fears and remained true to himself.

The Last Lecture opens the doors to life's first lecture pursuing your childhood dreams. These are dreams of ambition and purity that are not influenced by the pressures of society, fame, money or self-doubt. As the works of artists and authors become immortalized through death, Pausch's book becomes a priceless torch illuminating the path for self-fulfillment.

My thoughts and prayers are with the Paush family and friends.

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