Brick walls

December 26, 2013

brickwallblog

Most everyone has a “brick wall” (or two or 10, maybe) that can get in the way of fulfilling dreams and goals and living the life you want. I’ve been thinking about my own brick walls lately, thanks to one of the classes at the high school where I substitute teach. In this class we watched a video of Professor Randy Pausch’s: “The Last Lecture: Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams.” If you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend checking it out, as well as reading his book, also titled The Last Lecture. Pausch was such an intelligent, creative, passionate, and down-to-earth person, dedicated to helping others–especially his students. I’m a few years late discovering him and his lecture, but I’m so glad that I finally have.

I recently wrote a longer post on RheumatoidArthritis.net about Pausch’s lecture as well as the struggles I’ve faced dealing with my own brick walls in life–such as living with RA.

You can read my post here: “Brick Walls & Childhood Dreams”

I hope you like it!

Angela

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The Last Lecture links:

YouTube video of “The Last Lecture”

Randy Pausch’s Wikipedia page

Randy Pausch’s Carnegie Mellon page

New York Times article/obituary

2 Responses to “Brick walls”

  1. Marianna Says:

    I loved reading this post, Angela!

    It’s interesting that all of Pausch’s points also help to “undress stress”.

    When I work with clients, one of the things I suggest doing is to recall childhood dreams. Often there are strands that link into the present day, which help reset, restore and revitalize.

    For myself, I find that those childhood dreams contain the essence of who we are meant to be, not who we become because of the influences of other things outside of ourselves.

  2. Angela Says:

    Hi Marianna,
    Thanks for your comment! And I’m glad you liked my post. I’ve been trying to remember my childhood dreams lately and to reconnect with them. I don’t know why it can be so challenging to do that sometimes, especially when (I agree with you) they represent a more honest, clearer image of who we truly are. Maybe we just get distracted and bogged down by so much other “junk” in our lives…I don’t know.


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