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Admiral McRaven: If You Want to Change the World

If you want to chage the world...

If you want to change the world . . .

Start off by making your bed.

Find someone to help you paddle.

Measure a person by the size of their heart, not the size of their flippers.

Get over being a sugar cookie, and keep moving forward.

Don’t be afraid of the circuses.

Sometimes you have to slide down the obstacles head-first.

Don’t back down from the sharks.

You must be your very best in the darkest moments.

Start singing when you’re up to your neck in mud.

Don’t ever, ever ring the bell. (Never, ever give up.)


The above points are excerpted from the 2014 commencement address at the University of Texas by Naval Adm. William H. McRaven, ninth commander of U.S. Special Operations Command and former Commander of SEAL Team 3.

Check out the video of his commencement address below:

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