Meaning in one’s actions



Randy Pausch was a computer science professor famous for giving “The Last Lecture” at Carnegie-Mellon University, and for co-writing a book of the same title after a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer at age 45. He wrote:

“The reason to turn brick walls into motivating forces is that if we don’t, they become excuses as to why we can’t accomplish things. We can all do much more than we think, once we decide to do it.

It’s very hard to find meaning in one’s life. It’s much easier to find “meaning in one’s actions”—so look for someone who could use your help, and help them in any way you can. If your actions all have meaning, I suspect your life will begin to as well.”

What will you do today to create meaning in your actions and life? 


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