What would you say to people if you knew you only had months to live? What would be your last speech? For Randy Pasch, this was a reality. Randy was a Carnegie Mellon professor who inspired millions with a simple lecture. This lecture was presented to his class on September 18, 2007, which was one month after Randy was told he only had three to six months to live following a new bout with his pancreatic cancer.

The lecture became known as "Randy's Last Lecture" even though he entitled it: "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams." The motivational talk is both inspirational and humorous. Randy discusses some of his childhood dreams like  becoming a pro football player or developing rides for Disney World.
 
After the lecture, Randy co-wrote a book With Jeff Zaslow also called "The Last Lecture". In it, he shared his philosophies about finding the good in others, living generously and overcoming obstacles through hard work. A ten minute version of the speech given on the Oprah Winfrey Show is shown above, but you can see the full lecture here:  http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ji5_MqicxSo



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