How to spend your time

Quote

The key question to keep asking is: Are you spending your time on the right things? Because time is all you have.

Randy Pausch

Look at it this way

The brick walls are there for a reason.

The brick walls are not there to keep us out.

The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something.

Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough.

They are there to stop the other people.

Randy Pausch

/phil

Be an example

Do not tell people how to live their lives. Just tell them stories. And they will figure out how those stories apply to them.

Randy Pausch

The motivation, the insight, the knowledge of the right thing to do is there, it is in everyone. But sometimes it needs a hint to discover it. So give people stories, give them quotes, be an example.

/rob

Head for the moon

When you’re eight or nine years old and you look at the TV set and men are landing on the moon — anything is possible. And that is something we need to not lose sight of — that the inspiration and permission to dream is immense.

Randy Pausch

/rob

Be good at something

Be good at something. It makes you valuable.

Randy Pausch

This has to do with focus. Nowadays there can’t be a Da Vinci anymore. You can’t be a good artist, mathematician, engineer, astrophysicist and salesman. The different topics, you might be interested in, have grown. So instead of doing everything a little, pick one and become really good.

/rob

walls show us how badly we want something

The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out; the brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. The brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They are there to stop the other people!

Randy Pausch

brick walls can't stop you

/rob