Quote from Randy Pausch

Challenges change you or leave you lacking.

Some days are more difficult than others…truth.

Some days will leave you feeling as though you are a stranger to the normal everyday events…truth.

People, events, obligations will become obstacles along the way to achieving your dreams…indeed.

Some will stop trying and the others will learn to bend, retrace steps, attempt new paths, and learn from those obstacles. Those are the people by which you want to be surrounded. Those are the are the climbers that will inspire you to continue your climb towards your dreams.

If you’ve not read¬†The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch, you’re missing out. Add it to the top of your reading list, you won’t regret it. I feel as though it had a profound impact on the way I view life and the way I handle each obstacle thrown at me. It’s the kind of book you want to keep handy. The kind that has worn out, dog eared pages because he touches on so many things that are relevant throughout life. You can learn more about Randy Pausch and how the book/lecture came about here.