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Legacies and Lessons that Inspire

Legacies and Lessons that Inspire

We are surrounded by legacies and lessons from people that inspire us. Here is a sampling of some that may help you to think a little deeper about your own life and how you are living it.

Kathleen Taylor is a mental health counsellor and has spent a great deal of time with people during their final days. Through her TED Talk she talks about what people shared with her on their death beds. You can learn more about her insights here. Are you wanting to get started on something in your life but just aren’t sure how to begin? Matt Cutts suggests trying something for 30 days. You can hear what he suggests here. What do you want to do before you die? Artist Candy Chang asked that question of the people in her neighbourhood in the form of an art project. What started as a question has turned into an international phenomenon. You can hear her speak about her experience through her TED Talk and visit her before i die website to see how this idea has blossomed across the globe.
Ric Elias was on the flight that crashed into the Hudson River in 2009 and it changed his life. You can hear his story here. Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams. You may have already watched this (over 15 million people have) but if you haven’t – it’s well worth watching. (Be sure to give yourself enough time – it is about 1.25 hrs long). Steve Jobs, CEO and co-founder of Apple and Pixar gave a commencement speech at Stanford University entitled How to live before you die in which he shared his insights on his beliefs and personal philosophies of life. You can watch his address here.