I’m sure many of you have heard of or seen Randy Pausch’s “Last Lecture”, but the occasion of his passing (on July, 25, 2008) compels me to blog about how he has inspired me.

Randy Pausch is such a striking example of what happens when a person chooses to chase their dreams no matter what life throws at them.  He also understood that this life is not about the accumulation of more and more stuff, but rather a incredible opportunity to relate to other people and experience true joy through helping others explore and achieve their dreams.  Amazingly, Randy was able to bring people together through the study of virtual reality which ironically is a technology that has the potential to lower true human interaction.

Randy’s story inspires me to open my eyes wide every day to all the opportunities around me to inspire my family, friends, & clients to go big in their lives and never ever give up on their dreams.

It reminds me of the line in the movie August Rush, “The music is all around us…All you have to do is listen.”

Hats off to Randy Pausch…Truly a life well lived!

Randy’s Entire Last Lecture…