Charging the Human Battery

50 Ways to Motivate Yourself 

“If I really want to improve my situation, I can work on the one thing over which I have control–myself.” 

Randy Pausch was 47 years old when he died from pancreatic cancer. He was, as the Independent of London put it, “the dying man who taught America how to live.” His book, The Last Lecture, is an international bestseller and it offers many wonderful lessons about life.

Randy Pausch’s “last lecture” was delivered in September 2007, at Carnegie Mellon University, where he taught computer science. The lecture began with him standing before a screen beaming down chilling CT images of tumors in his liver, under the title…The Elephant in the Room. He then said to a stunned audience, “I have about 6 months to live.” He said, “I’m really in good shape, probably better shape than most of you,” … dropping to the floor to do push-ups.

He went on to say, “I’m dying and I’m having fun, and I’m going to keep having fun every day I have left.” He talked about his childhood dreams and what they had taught him about life. He said, “If you live your life the right way, the karma will take care of itself … your dreams will come to you.”

Randy Pausch really was a dying man who has taught America how to live.

He died on July 25, 2008, but his wisdom, his passion, and his attitude are lasting sources of inspiration for all of us. I love stories that can engage our hearts and our souls!

“Serve and grow rich.” —Unknown

Someone once said, “Life is like a game of tennis. The player who serves well seldom loses.” Financial wealth can be fleeting, but what we do for others is lasting.

Serving others makes us feel good about ourselves because in our hearts we know it’s the right thing to do. As Marian Wright said, “Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.” Even the simplest gestures demonstrate this. Think about how you feel when you open a door for someone. They say, “Thank you.” You say, “You’re welcome.” And your heart smiles. Why? Because you feel good about yourself. You did the right thing.

Om Namah Shivay

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