Do you sometimes feel like you're up against a brick wall or have trouble taking action to accomplish your goals?
Then the video lecture I stumbled across online this morning (and then had the good fortune to see presented again on Oprah later in the day) will kick you into high gear.
The video is of Professor Randy Pausch, giving a ‘last lecture' before a packed house at Carnegie Mellon University on September 18, 2007. “Last lecture” is apparently a common theme for college lecture series, in which professors deliver a hypothetical final talk about what they've learned and want most to impart to others..
Randy Paush's talk wasn't hypothetical however, he is dying of pancreatic cancer.
During his talk entitled “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams,” Pausch discussed his lessons learned and shared advice with the attendees on how to achieve their own career and personal goals.
Seriously, if you do nothing else today, watch this video. It is brilliant, inspirational and to the point. And if you really do feel like you're up against a brick wall, take special note of what Dr. Paush has to say about why those brick walls are there in the first place… it should give you insight into how to break them down.
The YouTube version posted below is just shy of 10 minutes in length. If you would like to see the whole lecture (1 hr. 44 mins), it is available here on Google Video.