Naval Admiral William H. McRaven returned to his alma mater last week and spoke to the graduates with lessons he learned from his basic SEAL training. Generations can saved by one decision, by one person. Changing the world can happen anywhere and by anyone. If you want to change the world do the following:
#1. Start off by making your bed.
#2. Find someone to help you make it.
#3. Measure a person by the size of their heart.
#4. Learn to get over being screwed and keep moving forward.
#5. Don’t be afraid of failing.
#6. Sometimes you have to take a leap of faith
#7. Don’t be afraid of the unknown.
#8. You must be your very best in the darkest moment.
#9. Don’t ever give up hope.
#10. Don’t ever, ever give up.
Start each day with a task completed. Find someone to help you through life. Respect everyone.
Know that life is not fair and that you will fail often, but if you take take some risks, step up when the times are toughest, face down the bullies, lift up the downtrodden and never, ever give up—if you do these things, then next generation and the generations that follow will live in a world far better than the one we have today and—what started here will indeed have changed the world—for the better.
Hear the full speech below.