If You Want to Change the World . . .
I recently watched this powerful commencement address given by Naval Adm. William H. McRaven, ninth commander of U.S. Special Operations Command.
I urge you to watch his moving speech. From his experience as a Navy Seal, he offers these 10 steps to change the world.
- Start off by making your bed. (Begin each day with a task completed.)
- Find someone to help you paddle. (Don’t go it alone.)
- Measure a person by the size of their heart, not the size of their flippers. (Respect everyone.)
- Get over being a “sugar cookie” and keep moving forward. (Accept that life is not fair.)
- Don’t be afraid of the circuses. (You will fail often.)
- Slide down the obstacle head first. (Take risks.)
- Don’t back down from the sharks. (Face the bullies.)
- Be your very best in the darkest moments. (Step up when times are the toughest.)
- Start singing when you’re up to your neck in mud. (Give hope to others.)
- Don’t ever, ever ring the bell. (Never give up.)
Tell me what you think: Can you connect any of his comments to Scripture? To leave a comment, just click here.