The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
Topic: Life Lessons
Audience: Appropriate for adults and young adults
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch is exactly what is sounds like, the final lecture of a dying Professor. In this book he talks about not only pursuing your own dreams but enabling the dreams of others. He is clear that it takes tremendous work, passion and focus to achieve your dreams. The statement that stood out to me the most is “The brick walls are there to stop people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop other people.” As leaders we must often be visionaries and there will be many brick walls on the paths we need to take, but are those brick walls there to stop us, or the other people?