July 17, 2024

What inspirers you?

What inspirers you?

If you read my blog, you know that I am trying hard to get healthy in 2010. So far I am on the right road and heading in the right direction. I haven’t needed to make a u-turn yet.

Often when I am feeling yucky or disappointed in my progress, I find that music will often lift my spirits. Like yesterday on the treadmill I kept replaying EMINEM’s song Last Chance… The part

(“You better lose yourself in the music, the moment

You own it, you better never let it go go

You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow

This opportunity comes once in a lifetime yo”)

inspires me when I run… The Lyrics make me remember that I need to own up to the challenge of getting healthy and never letting go!

Besides getting healthy… I love songs, books, people, and things that inspirer me to be a better person. One of my favorite inspiring things to watch is Randy Pausch’s last lecturer. His words make me want to be better, be more positive, love life, and count my blessings. Yes Larry passed away, but when I need to ground myself I watch this lecturer. It is probably something I watch at least once a month.  What a gift Randy was given…  His words forever touch my heart.  If you haven’t seen this… It is a must watch.

You can watch all of the lecture. It is long, but worth it.!


Or you can watch this shorter version…

Some of my favorite quotes from Randy are:

-Have something to bring to the table, because that will make you more welcome.

-When you see yourself doing something badly and nobody’s bothering to tell you anymore, that’s a very bad place to be. Your critics are your ones telling you they still love you and care.

-Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted  (I LOVE THIS ONE)

-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.  (I memorized this one and often repeat it to myself)

-You just have to decide if you’re a Tigger or an Eeyore.  (I hope I am a Tigger more than an Eeyore)

-Find the best in everybody. Just keep waiting no matter how long it takes. No one is all evil. Everybody has a good side, just keep waiting, it will come out. 

-It’s not about how to achieve your dreams. It’s about how to lead your life. If you lead your life the right way, the karma will take care of itself. The dreams will come to you.

-We can’t change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand. If I’m not as depressed as you think I should be, I’m sorry to disappoint you.

What inspirers you when you are down and out or working towards something?