The Last Lecture By Randy Pausch

Recommended by Elaine Cercado

Some of my favorite quotes and learnings from the book:

  • We cannot change the cards  we are dealt, just how we play the hand.
  • Have something to bring to the table, because that will make you more welcome.
  • If you can find an opening, you can probably find a way to float through it.
  • What we really want them to learn is far more important: teamwork, perseverance, sportsmanship, the value of hard work, an ability to deal with adversity. This kind of indirect learning is what some of us like to call a “head fake.”
  • It’s such a shame that people perceive you as being arrogant, because it’s going to limit what you’re going to be able to accomplish in life – said in a way that made me open to his criticisms, to listening to my hero..a ‘Dutch’ uncle, a person who gives you honest feedback.

And these are just in the first 33% of the book.  Randy shares more of his inspiring strength, humor and wisdom about life & living. It’s a refreshingly powerful book!

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