For some reason I’m the type of person to have a lot of quotes laying around. This quote was one of my favorites from Randy Pausch’s Last Lecture. He was a completely amazing person, someone who really inspired me. I watched the speech the other day via YouTube, and a lot of what he talked about I could relate to, but even I don’t know if I could go on like normal in his condition. He was dying but he was happier than the everyday person. Quite interesting.
I’ve had a lot of brick walls throughout my life. I hit some of them hard; some I’ve gotten past. I decided to post this as a reminder to myself and others, that brick walls aren’t bad. Maybe to give myself some hope since a lot of them are popping up lately. Guess they say if you’re doing the right thing you’ll have problems along the way, yeah?
In the past, I’ve used these brick walls as a stepping stone. Every time someone told me I couldn’t do something, I’d keep going until I proved them wrong. I wonder where I’d be today if I would’ve become discouraged by these walls. I might have given up on my dreams; on everything I wanted to accomplish. I think that’s a sorrowful existence. To give up something you might have accomplished, just because a person said “no.”
Looking at children they have so much enthusiasm; they believe they can accomplish anything. Sometimes I envy children, they haven’t experienced many brick walls yet. I also pity them because, when they do encounter those brick walls, some of them will let their dreams go. As for me I tend to stick with my dreams, as stated by Randy Pausch. Imagine if everyone stayed with the same mindset they had as a child, we might have more big accomplishments than we do now! Anything could be possible.
So I encourage everyone to stick to their dreams. Even if someone tells you that you can’t, prove that you can!