April 14th, 2008

to do list 2

What I learnt this weekend... Brick Walls and Experience

1. Brick Walls are there for a reason - they let us prove how badly we want things
2. Experience is what you get, when you don't get what you want

This weekend I spent a lot of time resting in bed, reading books, surfing and generally taking care of myself. I stumbled across two youtube videos which you should definitely watch, actually three.

These videos feature Randy Plausch, an american college professor at Carnegie Mellon University, who has a very inspiring message and presents in a very engaging way.

If you only have 10 minutes watch the Oprah Winfrey version

Last Lecture (76 minutes) - Really achieving your childhood dreams

Randy Plausch on Time Management (76 minutes)

PS Randy Pausch testifies before Congress