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Brick Walls

I am currently reading a book called the Last Lecture by Randy Pausch. ?In case you don’t know the book, it’s about a professor at Carnegie Mellon who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. ?He decided to give his last lecture before he died in order leave a legacy for his family and young children. ?I am only 3 chapters in, but I suspect I will be talking more about this book in future posts. ?Today I wanted to take a second to talk about an interesting point he makes in the book. ?He says that brick walls are a good thing, they let you know how bad you want to achieve something. ?The idea is, in life you will run into brick walls. ?It’s important to think about whether you want to overcome that brick wall. ?Do you want to achieve that accomplishment so badly, that you will overcome the wall? ?Many people run into brick walls with their fitness. ?They have great intentions, but do not realize how hard it actually is to achieve results. ?They don’t know what kind of brick wall they have to scale in order to get to where they want to go. ?Many people, when they hit that brick wall, give up. ?They quit, and go back to their old ways. ?They don’t change their life. ?They make a choice not to scale that wall. ?The road to success is hard. ?It’s full of brick walls. ?You can plow through them, climb over them or give up. ?What will you do?

Here is the video of his actual lecture. ?It’s well worth the time to watch it!