“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.”
– Randolph Frederick “Randy” Pausch (23 October 1960 – 25 July 2008) was an American Professor of Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, and Design at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in September 2006 and was told in August 2007 to expect good health for a period of about three to six months. In September 2007, he delivered the last lecture, ‘Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams’, based on his life’s experiences and learning, to his students at CMU. This lecture was also a legacy that he left to his three young children. Later, in 2008, it was published as a book titled ‘The Last Lecture’, co-authored with Jeffery Zaslow of the Wall Street Journal.
The above quote is from this book (pp. 206-207), which brings out lessons in living and how to stay positive despite adversities and lead a life full of joy and happiness.