Pausch's book also carries the message that you can be persistent and obtain anything you want. But I really like Suster's stories of paying it forward to others.
You may remember Pausch as the computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon who was told that he had but a few months left to live (cancer). This book doesn't stray from its topic: "What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance?" If you're looking for motivation and an "out of the box" approach to analyzing daily life then this is it.
Here's the book: http://www.amazon.com/Last-Lecture-Randy-Pausch/dp/140132325...
Here's the famous speech: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji5_MqicxSo
I had already watched the lecture on YouTube and thought I wouldn't get much from the book but I was wrong.
The story of Pausch muscling his way into Disney's Imagineer team is fantastic.
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