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Randy Pausch
26 Life Lessons Learned

May 4, 2012



 


Life Is So Precious

These life lessons are from "The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch - the lecture that captivated the world is now a book to inspire millions.

Personality:

  1. Don't hate others. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

  2. Don't have negative thoughts of things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment

  3. Don't over do; keep your limits

  4. Don't take yourself so seriously; no one else does

  5. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip

  6. Dream more while you are awake

  7. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner of his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.

  8. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

  9. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present

  10. No one is in charge of your happiness except you

  11. Smile and laugh more

  12. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

Community:

  1. Call your family often

  2. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6

  3. Try to make at least three people smile each day

  4. What other people think of you is none of your business

  5. Your job will not take care of you when you are sick. Your family and friends will. Stay in touch.

Life:

  1. Put GOD first in anything and everything that you think, say and do.

  2. GOD heals everything

  3. Do the right things

  4. However good or bad a situation is, it will change

  5. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up

  6. The best is yet to come

  7. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful

  8. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it

  9. If you know GOD you will always be happy. So, be happy.

While you practice all of the above, share this knowledge with the people you love, people you go to school with, people you play with, people you work with and people you live with. Not only will it enrich YOUR life, but also that of those around you.

--- The late Randy Pausch
Submitted by Jagdish Kaviraj

A link to the website about of the life of Randy Pausch and lessons learned: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~pausch/

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