When I woke up this morning, I read from Wall Street Journal that Professor Randy Pausch from Carnegie Mellon University has passed away 04.00 AM am local time in his own house. Professor Randy Pausch made a decision to document as much as he could of his final months so he could leave a legacy to his very young children. His famous speech “The Last Lecture” has been one of the most viewed Youtube videos, his book has been listed as bestseller for weeks and his home pages have been visited by millions and millions of viewers.
What Randy Pausch brought to us was the lesson of living each and every day to our fullest. Let’s remember this when we go with our business on a daily basis. We tend to stress about the small things when there are people around the world that suffer and have huge issues on their hands. I try, even if it is hard, to remember this when stress or other issues creep up in my life. I was reminded about this personally in 2003 and therefore I know what I am talking about. The world famous cyclist Lance Armstrong that almost died in testicular cancer is educating people around the world about how to battle cancer and how to live your life.