Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Blog Post 7

Picture of Randy Pausch
Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams By Randy Pausch Click on the Above Picture to view his astonishing lecture.

Truly Breathtaking, Randy Pausch has left a legacy that will live on in the lives of millions forever. During the first half of his lecture, I began to recall the childhood dreams that I once had. I then began to evaluate my life now. I am very thankful to know that my dreams can actually become reality and I can accomplish these dreams while having fun.

Pausch presented ideas in such a way that I simply had to nod my head in agreement. There were several times that I found myself rewinding the video because of the wisdom he possessed. One’s problems seem so minuscule after hearing such a prolific speaker deliver such a revolutionizing speech. I believe that this speech definitely reawakened dreams that had been lying dormant in me for years.
There are many quotes that I will be adding to my toolbox to include:

- Brick walls are there for a reason: they let us prove how badly we want things
- Be good at something it makes you valuable
- Have something to bring to the table because that will make you more welcomed
- When you’re screwing up and nobody’s saying anything to you anymore, that means
they gave up
- Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted
- Luck is where preparation meets opportunity
- The best way to teach someone something is to have them think they’re learning
something else

In closing, I would like to leave such a legacy, to be impacting lives long after I've left this world. As a future educator, I will be given a unique opportunity to cultivate and reawaken lost dreams. I am the catalyst to which dreams can come true, what an awesome responsibility. I believe that there is a greater cause for our dreams and it is to propel others to greatness. I am committed to finishing the course – regardless of the brick walls!


  1. "I believe that this speech definitely reawakened dreams that had been lying dormant in me for years. " How wonderful.

    I am not at all surprised that the Last Lecture "spoke to you." You strike me as a teacher who will implement the techniques of teaching that were important to Dr. Pausch!

  2. Gina,
    This was one of my favorite videos of the semester so far. You did a very good job relaying how you felt about this video in your post. A lot of your favorite quotes were mine as well. The one about when you are screwing up and no one is saying anything anymore, it means they gave up is my favorite. Most people think that people are trying to be mean when it comes to criticism, but we need to realize it only means they care. Thank you for your thoughts on this video. Keep up the good work!!

  3. @ Dr. Strange, thank you for the kind words it was definitely a great video! @ Maeghan as long as it's "constructive" criticism, I think I can handle it...some people can be rude. Thanks for visiting my page, good luck!