Charging the Human Battery
"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."
- Randy Pausch
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 best-seller and it offers many wonderful lessons about life.
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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. Elephant in the Room, learn more:
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! This is one of many that I share in Charging the Human Battery...50 Ways to Motivate Yourself. My goal with this little book is to create many "a-ha moments" that can inspire, encourage and motivate you when you need it most!
Today, we're pleased to offer, Charging the Human Battery...50 Ways to Motivate Yourself,
•Recommended reading for anyone who ever feels the need to re-charge their personal or business life.
•Each of us has different triggers for self-motivation. Within these 50 ideas to motivate yourself, you will find many "A-ha" moments.
•Learn to set your goals, welcome problems as opportunities and focus on what's important in your life.
•Filled with stories, quotes and insights to "Manage stress before it manages you."
Are you ready to ignite your passion and charge your life? Mac Anderson, Simple Truths founder, shares his ideas for you to learn how to motivate yourself and ignite your inner fire.
Mac has authored or co-authored 10 books that have sold more than 2 million copies. But he says, "This one is very special. For 5 years 'Charging the Human Battery' has been one of the topics for keynote speeches and now I get the opportunity to share my thoughts with the rest of the world. People, I've found, are like sticks of dynamite ... the powers on the inside but nothing happens until the fuse gets lit. Therefore, it's my hope that as you read this little book, there will be many 'a-ha moments' to light your fuse, and keep it lit, through good times and bad."
Charging the Human Battery is a book with universal appeal. Everyone understands the benefits of staying motivated and we're all hungry for new ideas that could help us. It makes a terrific gift for your friends, family and valued employees.