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.

  1. Start off by making your bed. (Begin each day with a task completed.)
  2. Find someone to help you paddle. (Don’t go it alone.)
  3. Measure a person by the size of their heart, not the size of their flippers. (Respect everyone.)
  4. Get over being a “sugar cookie” and keep moving forward. (Accept that life is not fair.)
  5. Don’t be afraid of the circuses. (You will fail often.)
  6. Slide down the obstacle head first. (Take risks.)
  7. Don’t back down from the sharks. (Face the bullies.)
  8. Be your very best in the darkest moments. (Step up when times are the toughest.)
  9. Start singing when you’re up to your neck in mud. (Give hope to others.)
  10. Don’t ever, ever ring the bell. (Never give up.)

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