Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Last Lecture

This is a book written by a college professor who found out that he has terminal cancer. This is a book written as his famous "last lecture," dedicated to his three young children. Very inspiring. Very good read.

'Last Lecture' Highlights

-Be good at something, it makes you valuable.

-The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don't want it badly enough. They're there to stop the other people.

-Don't complain. Just work harder.

-Anybody can get chewed out. It's the rare person who says, 'Oh my god, you were right.' As opposed to, 'No wait, the real reason is ...' We've all heard that. When people give you feedback, cherish it and use it.

-You just have to decide if you're a Tigger or an Eeyore. I think I'm clear where I stand on the great Tigger/Eeyore debate. Never lose the childlike wonder. It's just too important. It's what drives us.

1 comment:

mamie said...

I watched this and it was incredible. I also finished Deanna Favre's book "Don't Bet Against Me". Both are inspiring.