So I had to step away from my feelings of Sadness, Anger, and Confusion and I just watched the "Last Lecture" given by Randy Pausch's. Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch, who is dying from pancreatic cancer, gave his last lecture at the university Sept. 18, 2007, and the two things that really resonated with me from the video were his discussions on the head fake and the analogy of the brick wall. The head fake being learning something under the guise of doing a completely different task . The Brick wall really being set up for those who really didn't have the fight in them. Some of the Highlights of the video:
"Be good at something, it makes you valuable."
"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. They're there to stop the other people."
"Don't complain. Just work harder."
"Anybody can get chewed out. It's the rare person who says, 'Oh my god, you were right.' As opposed to, 'No wait, the real reason is ...' We've all heard that. When people give you feedback, cherish it and use it."
"You just have to decide if you're a Tigger or an Eeyore. I think I'm clear where I stand on the great Tigger/Eeyore debate. Never lose the childlike wonder. It's just too important. It's what drives us."
I implore that YOU keep up the fight. There is Greatness in YOU!