Guide To a Better Life
Saje nak share cerita and tips yang insiring ni. Randy Pausch 47 tahun, seorang pensyarah computer science di Mellon Universityhe telah meninggal dunia akibat pancreatic cancer, pada tahun 2008, tetapi telah menulis sebuah buku – “The Last Lecture” before then, one of the bestsellers in 2007. What a legacy to leave behind.
Dalam sepucuk surat yang ditulis buat isterinya Jai dan anak2nya – Dylan, Logan, dan Chloe, dia telah menulis this beautiful “guide to a better life” untuk panduan isteri dan anak2nya. May you be blessed by his insight :)
Point on how to improve your life;
1. Don’t compare your life to others’. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
2. Don’t have negative thoughts of things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
3. Don’t over do; keep your limits.
4. Don’t take yourself so seriously; no one else does.
5. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip.
6. Dream more while you are awake.
7. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
8. Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner of his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
9. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate others.
10. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.
11. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
12. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn.
Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
13. Smile and laugh more.
14. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
15. Call your family often.
16. Each day give something good to others.
17. Forgive everyone for everything.
18. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6
19. Try to make at least three people smile each day..
20. What other people think of you is none of your business.
21. Your job will not take care of you when you are sick. Your family and friends will. Stay in touch.
22. Put GOD first in anything and everything that you think, say and do.
23. GOD heals everything.
24. Do the right things.
25. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
26. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
27. The best is yet to come.
28. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
29. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.
30. If you know GOD you will always be happy. So, be happy.
Something very inspiring aite? :) And bila fikir2, memang betul pun all these points. I pun nak try amalkan this guide as much as possible lah ^_^
Ada jugak version dalam bentuk video – Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams… enjoy!