Mark Thomas Miller

The most profound video I’ve ever watched

The brick walls are there for a reason. 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. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people. – Randy Pausch

I discovered this video on March 10th after seeing multiple references to it on Jeff Atwood’s blog. I’m setting a reminder to watch it on March 10th, every year.

Dr. Randy Pausch’s achievements are too long to list. His personality is incredible. His approach to life is magical. He’s frequently referenced as an inspiration from some of the biggest entrepreneurs in the tech industry.

He was given half a year to live after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. This is his last lecture – his advice on how to achieve your childhood dreams.